Music Reviews

Music Reviews

Anyone who has read my music reviews knows that I have a passion for ANY type of music... the only CD's that don't get reviewed here are those which lack a high "EQ" (energy quotient)... we are very happy to bring you a new and updated site where our prime reviews can be viewed and shared!

Stimulating exciting jazz Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist, f/UMO Jazz Orchestra

Stimulating exciting jazz Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist, f/UMO Jazz Orchestra – Together

Stimulating exciting jazz Randy Brecker & Mats Holmquist, f/UMO Jazz Orchestra - TOGETHER:  Anyone who has listened to Randy's fantastic trumpet and flugelhorn work...
Bewitching haunting dreamscaped soulful tales Vince Bell

Bewitching haunting dreamscaped soulful tales Vince Bell – Ojo

Bewitching haunting dreamscaped soulful tales Vince Bell - OJO:  Before I carry on with my review of Vince's superb April, 2018 release, I (most...
High-talent masterful vibraphone jazz Mike Freeman ZonaVibe

High-talent masterful vibraphone jazz Mike Freeman ZonaVibe – Venetian Blinds

High-talent masterful vibraphone jazz Mike Freeman ZonaVibe - VENETIAN BLINDS:  "Old soul" Latin jazz fans (like me) can't help but remember the hip sounds...
Funky rockin' ear candy Vinyl Hampdin

Funky rockin’ ear candy Vinyl Hampdin – Red

Funky rockin' ear candy Vinyl Hampdin - RED: There aren't a lot of albums that are "fit" for my 1966 GTO, but this funky...
Evocative love story jazz vocals Vivian Lee

Evocative love story jazz vocals Vivian Lee – Let’s Talk About Love

Evocative love story jazz vocals Vivian Lee - LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE:  If you love ladies who know how to bring stories of love...
Highly creative jazz vocals Carmela Rappazzo

Highly creative jazz vocals Carmela Rappazzo – Howlin’ At The Moon

Highly creative jazz vocals Carmela Rappazzo - HOWLIN' AT THE MOON:  If what you're thirsting for is jazz vocal work that's highly creative, Carmela...
Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins

Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins – Sincero

Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins - SINCERO:  As a long-time music reviewer (over 40 years), I must admit that Merrill's...
Indescribably delicious piano debut Alan Matthews

Indescribably delicious piano debut Alan Matthews – The Ineffable

Indescribably delicious piano debut Alan Matthews - THE INEFFABLE:  When you're just starting out in the "music world", you couldn't choose better folks to...
Stunning original solo piano journeys Lisa Swerdlow

Stunning original solo piano journeys Lisa Swerdlow – Voyager

Stunning original solo piano journeys Lisa Swerdlow - VOYAGER:  When I reviewed Lisa's excellent "Equus Rising"  in issue # 168, I had no idea...
Solidly inspiring Northwest jazz Bryan Smith

Solidly inspiring Northwest jazz Bryan Smith – This Is Water

Solidly inspiring Northwest jazz Bryan Smith - THIS IS WATER:  It was quite interesting for me to learn that Bryan's saxophone work had been...

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Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi

Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi – Fleeting Windows

Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi - FLEETING WINDOWS: I was first exposed to & reviewed Olivia's lovely jazz vocal work (way back) in...
Exciting jazz house concert LaVon Hardison

Exciting jazz house concert LaVon Hardison – Live Show review

Exciting jazz house concert LaVon Hardison - LIVE SHOW REVIEW:  I got an invitation from a long-time friend of mine (thanks, Michelle) to take...
Compelling original big band jazz One O'Clock Lab Band

Compelling original big band jazz One O’Clock Lab Band – Lab 2018/The Rhythm of...

Compelling original big band jazz One O'Clock Lab Band - LAB 2018/THE RHYTHM OF THE ROAD:  When I had the privilege of reviewing this...