Review: Brent Gallaher – Moving Forward

Brent Gallaher - MOVING FORWARD:  Brent Gallaher's stellar tenor saxophone, joined by  Alex Pope Norris on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dan Karlsberg on piano, Aaron Jacobs doing...

Review: Brian Kastan – Roll The Dice on Life

Brian Kastan - ROLL THE DICE ON LIFE:  Ev'ry once in a while, a promoter sends me an album they may not even realize...

Review: Matias Baconsky – Life and Death

Matias Baconsky - LIFE AND DEATH:  That album title is a lot to live up to, but with my own piano playing experience speaking,...

Review: Michele McLaughlin – Life

Michele McLaughlin - LIFE:  When I first wrote about Michele's wonderful solo piano work in issue # 152, one of things noted was that she...

Review: Albare – Only Human

Albare - ONLY HUMAN:  This fantastic and highly-talented jazz guitarist has gotten nothing but high marks from me ever since I started reviewing him...

Review: Matt Lavelle Jack DeSalvo Tom Cabrera – Sumari

Matt Lavelle, Jack DeSalvo, Tom Cabrera - SUMARI:  If you are a fan of great improvised & fusion-oriented music, you won't find a better...

Review: Justin Rothberg Group – Old Business

Justin Rothberg Group - OLD BUSINESS:  Justin's guitar work is anything but "old" on this splendid 2015 (June, to be exact) release... he's joined...

Review: Ricardo Bacelar – Concerto Para Moviola – Ao Vivo

Ricardo Bacelar - CONCERTO PARA MOVIOLA - AO VIVO:  As holds true with the old adages about books - "don't judge an album by...

Review: Nana Simopoulos – SKINS

Nana Simopoulos - SKINS:  I must offer up a challenge to you... I doubt you'll be able to meet it, but try and find...

Review: Gabriel Espinosa – Songs of Bacharach and Manzanero

Gabriel Espinosa - SONGS OF BACHARACH AND MANZANERO:  When it comes to Latin jazz, with ultimate-cool vocals and superb bass work, you won't find...

Latest article

Fine Americana roots tones and melodies

Fine Americana roots tones and melodies Eric Tingstad – Electric Spirit

Fine Americana roots tones and melodies Eric Tingstad - ELECTRIC SPIRIT:  When I first reviewed Eric's superb guitar work in issue # 158, he...
Diverse unique jazz vocal set

Diverse unique jazz vocal set Joanne Tatham – Rings of Saturn

Diverse unique jazz vocal set Joanne Tatham - RINGS OF SATURN:  What really sets Joanne's jazz vocal work apart from all the other singers...
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...