Artist in Residence (Music - Jason Moran) Clubs aren't jazz's only incubators: Pianist Jason Moran offers proof. These arts-center-commissioned pieces on Artist in Residence lack none of his playful invention and rhythmic… Artist in Residence (Music - Jason Moran) Clubs aren't jazz's only incubators: Pianist Jason Moran offers proof. These arts-center-commissioned pieces on Artist in Residence lack none of his playful invention and rhythmic… 2006-09-12 Jason Moran Jazz
Music Review

Artist in Residence (2006)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 12, 2006; Lead Performance: Jason Moran; Genre: Jazz

Clubs aren't jazz's only incubators: Pianist Jason Moran offers proof. These arts-center-commissioned pieces on Artist in Residence lack none of his playful invention and rhythmic thrust yet aspire to grander meaning. ''RAIN'' adds trumpet and African kora to his quartet, turning a 19th-century slave tradition into a modern-jazz masterpiece.

Originally posted Sep 22, 2006 Published in issue #899 Sep 29, 2006 Order article reprints