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!

Julian Gerstin joyful jazz percussion

Julian Gerstin joyful jazz percussion Julian Gerstin – The One Who Makes You Happy

Julian Gerstin joyful jazz percussion Julian Gerstin - THE ONE WHO MAKES YOU HAPPY:  Percussionist Julian has roved about the globe working with musicians...
Michelle Bradley high quality vocal jazz

Michelle Bradley high quality vocal jazz Michelle Bradley – Body and Soul

Michelle Bradley high quality vocal jazz Michelle Bradley - BODY AND SOUL: There's one word to describe Michelle's wonderful jazz vocal style as I...
Carol Albert enchanting jazz singer

Carol Albert enchanting jazz singer Carol Albert – Fly Away Butterfly

Carol Albert enchanting jazz singer Carol Albert – FLY AWAY BUTTERFLY:  Carol is one of the most enchanting singers I've heard in a long...
Roots great jazz

Roots great jazz Bryant Fabian Marsalis – Do For You

Roots great jazz Bryant Fabian Marsalis - DO FOR YOU:  When I see a name like Marsalis on the CD jacket, I've no doubt...
Kathy Sanborn original jazz vocals

Kathy Sanborn original jazz vocals Kathy Sanborn – Recollecting You

Kathy Sanborn original jazz vocals Kathy Sanborn - RECOLLECTING YOU:  I was first introduced to Kathy's excellent jazz vocal work when I reviewed her...
Ed Maina funky original jazz

Ed Maina funky original jazz Ed Maina – In The Company of Brothers

Ed Maina funky original jazz Ed Maina - IN THE COMPANY OF BROTHERS:  Seven of the eleven songs offered up here are originals from...
Dana Fitzsimons drummer healing jazz

Dana Fitzsimons drummer healing jazz Patrick Arthur, Dana Fitzsimons, Chris Otts – The Cheap...

Dana Fitzsimons drummer healing jazz Patrick Arthur, Dana Fitzsimons, Chris Otts - THE CHEAP ENSEMBLE:  This superb trio is led by Dana's superbly crafted...
Kellye Gray sultry emotional jazz vocals

Kellye Gray sultry emotional jazz vocals Kellye Gray – Rendering

Kellye Gray sultry emotional jazz vocals Kellye Gray - RENDERING:  When I say her vocals are "emotional", I don't mean the "cry in your...
cliffordlamb unique jazz piano

cliffordlamb unique jazz piano Clifford Lamb – Brothers and Sisters

cliffordlamb unique jazz piano Clifford Lamb - BROTHERS AND SISTERS: I've reviewed a lot of Clifford's superb jazz releases before, all the way back...
Christopher James exploratory music

Christopher James exploratory music Christopher James – The Sad Waltz

Christopher James exploratory music Christopher James - THE SAD WALTZ:  I'm truly surprised that I hadn't been exposed to Christopher's wonderful exploratory music before......

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Charlie Saibel Tipsy piano bar

Charlie Saibel Tipsy piano bar Charlie Saibel’s first gig at Tipsy Piano Bar

Charlie Saibel Tipsy piano bar I only go out on the town when there are great musician's playing, and of course my friend Charlie...
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Imaginary road excellence fiona joy lawrence blatt jeff oster will ackerman Flow – Flow

Imaginary road excellence fiona joy lawrence blatt jeff oster will ackerman Flow - FLOW:  It's only about 150 miles from where Will Ackerman setup...
Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression

Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression Montavilla Jazz Festival 2017

Montavilla jazz festival forefront creative expression The Montavilla Jazz Festival (in the Montavilla area of Portland, Washington) is in it's fourth year (unbeknownst to...