Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


Dave Liebman

Ratzo Harris’s Vibrational Wow

Playing mightily with meter, the aptly named Alt.Timers gives the ear food for thought. Not only are its rhythms unexpected; melodies ask you to relinquish control and go where they want to take you. Bassist Ratzo Harris (also a multi-instrumentalist:... Continue Reading →

From the Inside Out: Sam Newsome’s Uncanny Grasp of the Soprano Sax

If you only have a few minutes to listen to one song by Sam Newsome…try “Sakura, Sakura.” Sam’s inventiveness shines on, and in fact, you’re going to need sunglasses. Performing solo on the skinniest of saxes, the soprano, Sam’s affection... Continue Reading →

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