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!

Ultra hip jazz from Puerto Rico Brenda Hopkins Miranda

Ultra hip jazz from Puerto Rico Brenda Hopkins Miranda – Puentes

Ultra hip jazz from Puerto Rico Brenda Hopkins Miranda - PUENTES:  I've been remiss (yet again), and didn't get back 'round to Brenda's superbly...
Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond

Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond – Encounters of the Beautiful Kind

Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond - ENCOUNTERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL KIND: I first had the opportunity to review Rachel's bold and expressive...
Delightfully different jazz Michael Sarian & The Chabones

Delightfully different jazz Michael Sarian & The Chabones – León

Delightfully different jazz Michael Sarian & The Chabones - LEON:  This is my first listen to Michael's delightful and different jazz... the band is...
Culturally magnificent peerless jazz Dongfeng Liu

Culturally magnificent peerless jazz Dongfeng Liu – China Caribe

Culturally magnificent peerless jazz Dongfeng Liu - CHINA CARIBE:  One thing this ancient listener can guarantee you - this is music that you have...
Uniquely exciting vocal big band blend Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices

Uniquely exciting vocal big band blend Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices – Meeting...

Uniquely exciting vocal big band blend Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices - MEETING OF MINDS:  It's not been all that long since I...
Highly original inspiring unique solo piano Håkon Skogstad

Highly original inspiring unique solo piano Håkon Skogstad – Two Hands to Tango

Highly original inspiring unique solo piano Håkon Skogstad - TWO HANDS TO TANGO:  My first listen to Håkon's inspiring solo piano makes it clear...
Stunning jazz vocals from the heart Carlos Dias

Stunning jazz vocals from the heart Carlos Dias – Copacabana Station

Stunning jazz vocals from the heart Carlos Dias - COPACABANA STATION:  Brazilian-born jazz vocalist Carlos Dias, now based in Manhattan, brings his significant talent...
Highly inventive original jazz The Richard Shulman Group

Highly inventive original jazz The Richard Shulman Group – Turned into Lemonade

Highly inventive original jazz The Richard Shulman Group - TURNED INTO LEMONADE:  Though this is my first review of Richard's energetic jazz piano work,...
Oddly comforting vocal ensemble wizardry Pat Battstone featuring Gianna Montecalvo

Oddly comforting vocal ensemble wizardry Pat Battstone featuring Gianna Montecalvo – The Last Taxi:...

Oddly comforting vocal ensemble wizardry Pat Battstone featuring Gianna Montecalvo - THE LAST TAXI:  IN TRANSIT: My pal Pat Battstone has been producing music...
Fresh fiery full force musical journey Coyote Poets of the Universe

Fresh fiery full force musical journey Coyote Poets of the Universe – Strange Lullaby

Fresh fiery full force musical journey Coyote Poets of the Universe - STRANGE LULLABY: What a musical journey this represents... Josie Quick, violinist extraordinaire,...

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Wondrous audio visualizations Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band

Wondrous audio visualizations Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band – West Side Story Reimagined

Wondrous audio visualizations Bobby Sanabria Multiverse Big Band - WEST SIDE STORY REIMAGINED:  I was in my early teens when "West Side Story" first...
Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan

Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan – Fusiolicious

Scorching hot fusion jazz Oytun Ersan - FUSIOLICIOUS:  This may be the first time I've heard jazz bassist Oytun's spectacular fusion jazz, but I...
Beautiful rich-toned visual storytelling Dan Kennedy

Beautiful rich-toned visual storytelling Dan Kennedy – Backstory video critique

Beautiful rich-toned visual storytelling Dan Kennedy - BACKSTORY VIDEO CRITIQUE:  I reviewed Dan's excellent solo piano album, "Mountains Made of Shadow Anthems Made of...