Octogenarian Cornetist Bobby Bradford Is Still Blowing Cool

English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008
English: Bobby Bradford, moers festival 2008 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From Chicago Reader, a review of the new Bradford release.

In recent years the great Michigan independent jazz label Nessa Records has focused most of its energy on reissuing gems from its catalog on CD—whether by free jazz luminaries like Wadada Leo Smith and Hal Russell or old-school swing and bop masters like Eddie Johnson and Ira Sullivan. But it’s encouraging in this inhospitable climate for record labels, especially ones devoted to improvised music, that Nessa has just released an all-new recording. Silver Cornet is a terrific live session recorded in Baltimore in March by the Bradford/Gjerstad Quartet.