Recent Listening: Whitted, Manricks, Saluzzi, O’Brien

Here is the new batch of short reviews —micro-reviews, perhaps—in which the Rifftides staff acknowledges some of the CDs that have attracted our attention lately. It would be impossible to hear all of every album that shows up. Even sampling a majority of them is a challenge. Evidence: these are some, only some, of the fairly recent arrivals. Whoever said jazz is dying hasn't talked to my FedEx, UPS and USPS deliverymen. Pharez Whitted, Transient Journey (Owl). In his liner notes, … [Read more...]