Thursday December 19, 2013
From The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Best of 2013: Jazz
By: Rick Nowlin
1. Dianne Reeves (Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild Jazz Concert Hall, May 4):
The vocalist lived up to her reputation as a diva on this night; I haven’t heard a more powerful yet evocative female voice in a long time, if ever. I salute her for her opening number, Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” which certainly isn’t a jazz standard, because she and her band made it work.
4. Joshua Redman (MCG, Nov. 23):
The Bay Area tenor saxophonist displayed amazing range on the horn, taking acoustic jazz in a direction its progenitors probably never envisioned. You don’t know ahead of time just where he will go, which is part of the deal.
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