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!

Joyful contemporary piano Loren Evarts

Joyful contemporary piano Loren Evarts – Home Again

Joyful contemporary piano Loren Evarts - HOME AGAIN:  When you get a compliment from your producer that says your album is "immediately accessible and...
Neil Patton versatile contemporary solo piano

Neil Patton versatile contemporary solo piano Neil Patton – Solitaire

Neil Patton versatile contemporary solo piano Neil Patton - SOLITAIRE:  The dictionary definition for versatile is "able to adapt or be adapted to many...
Exciting modern straight-ahead jazz Samuel Martinelli

Exciting modern straight-ahead jazz Samuel Martinelli – Crossing Paths

Exciting modern straight-ahead jazz Samuel Martinelli- CROSSING PATHS:  One thing that happens on a regular basis here at my review studios is NEW music... this...
Andy Adamson driving precision jazz

Andy Adamson driving precision jazz Andy Adamson Quintet – First Light

Andy Adamson driving precision jazz Andy Adamson Quintet - FIRST LIGHT:  Though my first Google search listed Andy's work as "avant-garde jazz", it's far...
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...
davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk

davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk David Bandman – Burn Notice

davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk David Bandman - BURN NOTICE:  This is my first listen to David's amazing jazz work on Euphonium, but it...
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* contemporaryfusionreviews akikotsuruga hammondb3 jazz * Akiko Tsuruga – So Cute, So Bad

* contemporaryfusionreviews akikotsuruga hammondb3 jazz * Akiko Tsuruga - SO CUTE, SO BAD:  I roamed out into the world in the early 1960's, when...
* swinging standard jazz *

* swinging standard jazz * Erik Applegate – Two’s Company

* swinging standard jazz * Erik Applegate - TWO'S COMPANY:  Erik Applegate produced this fine album, as well as playing some superb bass on...
Thread stellar otherworldly improvised trios

Thread stellar otherworldly improvised trios Thread – Karl Latham, Brian Kastan, Christopher Dean...

Thread stellar otherworldly improvised trios Thread - KARL LATHAM, BRIAN KASTAN, CHRISTOPER DEAN SULLIVAN:  When I say "otherworldly", that's literal... my friend Brian told...
Superb jazz saxophone

Superb jazz saxophone review: Alex Weitz – Luma

Superb jazz saxophone Alex Weitz - LUMA:  I didn't catch Alex's debut album (March, 2013), but if it's anywhere near as high-energy and high-talent...

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Wonderfully inspiring Celtic solo piano Doug Hammer

Wonderfully inspiring Celtic solo piano Doug Hammer – Celtique

Wonderfully inspiring Celtic solo piano Doug Hammer - CELTIQUE:  I was first exposed to Doug's wonderful (and award-winning) solo piano work when I reviewed...
Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin

Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin – Come On, Highway

Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin - COME ON, HIGHWAY: When my pal Joe Hardin sent me the "rough tracks" for this new, and...
Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry

Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry – Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind

Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry - THANKFUL HEART, JOYFUL MIND:  My born day (September equinox) this year has been blessed beyond belief with...