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: 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: 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...

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Steve Slagle - ALTO MANHATTAN:  I've actually reviewed a lot of Steve's superb sax and flute work before, on several albums he did with...

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

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Zarabande - EL TORO:  There are few "old katz" as privileged as I am... I'm referring, of course, to all the splendid music I...

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,...

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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Review: White Sun – White Sun II

White Sun – WHITE SUN II:  These folks (the core members are Harijiwan, two-time Emmy winner Adam Berry, and White Sun’s singer Gurujas; they...

Review: Al Strong – LoveStrong Vol 1

Al Strong - LOVESTRONG VOL 1:   The keyword for Al's great jazz trumpet work on this debut release, of course, is in his...

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