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!

Jane Ira Bloom quartet poetry improvised

Jane Ira Bloom quartet poetry improvised Jane Ira Bloom – Wild Lines- Improvising Emily...

Jane Ira Bloom quartet poetry improvised Jane Ira Bloom - WILD LINES - IMPROVISING EMILY DICKINSON:  I must tell you up front that I...
Muses9 beautiful haunting magic music

Muses9 beautiful haunting magic music Muses9 – Spring Begins

Muses9 beautiful haunting magic music Muses9 - SPRING BEGINS:  I reviewed the first album in this trilogy a good while back in issue #97,...
Giant Flying Turtles unique indie music

Giant Flying Turtles unique indie music Giant Flying Turtles – Waltz To The World

Giant Flying Turtles unique indie music Giant Flying Turtles - WALTZ TO THE WORLD:  This great little band from Brooklyn says they're "carving a...
* country indie comfortable *

* country indie comfortable * Aaron Burdett – Refuge

* country indie comfortable * Aaron Burdett - REFUGE: Though this is my first exposure to Aaron's splendid "down-home" style music, he's been on...
AO Music - Asha

Pan-cultural World music review: AO Music – Asha

Pan-cultural World music AO Music - ASHA:  It's been a really long time since I last reviewed these wonderful players (a 4-year hiatus, according...
Jeff Dingler scintillating jazz bass

Jeff Dingler scintillating jazz bass Jeff Dingler – In Transit

Jeff Dingler scintillating jazz bass Jeff Dingler - IN TRANSIT:  From the very first note of the very first bar, Jeff's bass drives this...
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...
Superb jazz trumpet

Superb jazz trumpet review: Carol Morgan – Post Cool, Vol 1

Superb jazz trumpet Carol Morgan - POST COOL, VOL 1:  In addition to Carol's excellent trumpet work, you'll get to hear Joel Frahm's tenor...
striking big band jazz

striking big band jazz UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 – The Romeo & Juliet...

striking big band jazz UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 - THE ROMEO & JULIET PROJECT:  I can tell you with no hesitation that this...

Peter Calandra – First Light

Peter Calandra – FIRST LIGHT:  It was only a few seconds into the first album I reviewed from Peter, “Inner Circle“, that I knew...

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Steve Bentley Ensemble Great Northwest jazz treasure

Steve Bentley Ensemble Great Northwest jazz supreme Steve Bentley Ensemble at Rhythm & Rye...

Steve Bentley Ensemble Great Northwest jazz treasure STEVE BENTLEY ENSEMBLE AT RHYTHM & RYE LIVE SHOW REVIEW:  It was only a month or so...
Soul Messengers Australian revivalist soul and blues

Soul Messengers Australian revivalist soul and blues Soul Messengers – Vision & Tears

Soul Messengers Australian revivalist soul and blues Soul Messengers - VISION & TEARS:  A fine mix of various musical styles from this Australian band,...
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Breaks and Swells Olympia fall arts walk Breaks and Swells LIVE SHOW review, Rhythm...

Breaks and Swells Olympia fall arts walk BREAKS AND SWELLS LIVE SHOW REVIEW, RHYTHM AND RYE, OLYMPIA, WA:  I've been following my sax-playing pal...