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!

stratospheric punk rock

stratospheric punk rock Purple Look Play – At My Place

stratospheric punk rock Purple Look Play - AT MY PLACE:  When I first started my IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine (still up & running) in 1988,...
Jim Gabriel piano - Into Eternity

Piano Review: Jim Gabriel – Into Eternity

Jim Gabriel - INTO ETERNITY (Piano):  I gave Jim high marks for his piano work back in issue # 142, and he used some...
best blues you'll hear

best blues you’ll hear Darden Purcell – Where The Blue Begins

best blues you'll hear Darden Purcell - WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS:  One of the things a jazz vocalist must have is - precision; in...
improvised chamber music

improvised chamber music Antonella Chionna Meets Pat Battstone – Rylesonable (featuring Richard Poole,...

improvised chamber music Antonella Chionna Meets Pat Battstone - RYLESONABLE (featuring Richard Poole, with Kit Demos):  If you're even the slightest bit inclined towards...
excellent mellow jazz guitar

excellent mellow jazz guitar Russ Hewitt – Cielo Nocturno

excellent mellow jazz guitar Russ Hewitt - CIELO NOCTURNO:  As usual, Russ performs some of the most excellent (& mellow) guitar work you'll ever...

Jazz Review: Beat Funktion – Green Man

Beat Funktion - GREEN MAN:  One of the things about our magazine that is unique is that we get jazz music from (literally) all...
spiritual soul penetrating piano

spiritual soul penetrating piano Tom Grant – Sipping Beauty

spiritual soul penetrating piano Tom Grant - SIPPING BEAUTY:  Though Tom's piano work has often been "classified" as "smooth jazz", it will penetrate your...
pleasant spiritual glow

pleasant spiritual glow Lynn Yew Evers – Elysian

pleasant spiritual glow Lynn Yew Evers - ELYSIAN:  There are only a few musical artists that leave me feeling a pleasant spiritual glow that...
enchanting vocal skill

enchanting vocal skill Audrey Silver – Very Early

enchanting vocal skill Audrey Silver - VERY EARLY:  When I first reviewed Audrey's vocal work back in issue #116, and described it as having...
highest energy jazz

Review: The Fred Hughes Trio – Matrix

highest energy jazz The Fred Hughes Trio - MATRIX:  OK, so you want "lively" in your jazz, right?  I can tell you right now,...

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Gregory Lewis & Marc Ribot funky down Hammond B3

Gregory Lewis & Marc Ribot funky down Hammond B3 Gregory Lewis & Marc Ribot...

Gregory Lewis & Marc Ribot funky down Hammond B3 Gregory Lewis & Marc Ribot - ORGAN MONK BLUE:  I've reviewed a lot of Greg's...
Steve Slagle scintillating sophisticated jazz

Steve Slagle scintillating sophisticated jazz Steve Slagle – Dedication

Steve Slagle scintillating sophisticated jazz Steve Slagle - DEDICATION:  As always, Steve's sophisticated alto & soprano jazz sax, and flute work will thrill your...
Joshua Worden R&B triphop

Joshua Worden R&B triphop Joshua Worden – Cinders

Joshua Worden R&B triphop Joshua Worden - CINDERS:  Though billed (in the promo sheets) as "R&B" & "triphop", it's more the "trip" side of...