Album Review: Relief: A Benefit for the Jazz Foundation Musician' Emergency Fund

"Relief: A Benefit for the Jazz Foundation of America’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund"

Mack Avenue

Producers: Geoffrey Menin and Joe Petrucelli

Designed to help those impacted by COVID, this project on behalf of the JFA’s Musician’s Emergency Fund is a dazzling, stylistically eclectic collective in which the genre’s top labels contribute live and studio performances of freewheeling originals and re-imagined standards by the likes of Herbie Hancock, Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, Joshua Redman, Jon Batiste and Esperanza Spalding—capped by a classic performance featuring Wallace Roney and Jimmy Heath, two greats we lost in 2020.