Rest in Peace, Jimmy Cobb

Rest in Peace, Jimmy Cobb

Iconic jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb, a master of subtlety who helped shape modern jazz as we know it, died at his home in New York on Sunday. According to his wife, Eleana Tee Cobb, the cause of death was lung cancer. He was 91. Cobb was most known for his contribution of minimalist swing and…

Bill Orcutt – Odds Against Tomorrow

Bill Orcutt – Odds Against Tomorrow

Within the first moments of this record, Orcutt casually defies an unanimous expectation. There is no cathartic cacophony urgently bursting through the door and entangling you in a frantic manipulation of steel strings. There is no screech and squeal, no trademarked madness. There is, on the contrary (but not unlike a similarly-toned recent self-titled release),…

Interview with Nate Wooley

Interview with Nate Wooley

(Note: this feature was originally posted February 15, 2012 and is reposted here for archival purposes) You may know of trumpeter Nate Wooley for various reasons: perhaps for his inexplicably imaginative performances, for his frequently deepening and prolific discography, or for his many collaborations with some of jazz and experimental music’s most  celebrated players.  What…