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!

Grand jazz bassoon

Grand jazz bassoon review: Michael Rabinowitz – Uncharted Waters

Grand jazz bassoon  Michael Rabinowitz - UNCHARTED WATERS:  Michael's grand jazz bassoon playing on this vibrant CD release is joined by Nat Harris on...
Hot swing guitar

Hot swing guitar review: Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack – The Harry...

Hot swing guitar Doug Munro and La Pompe Attack - THE HARRY WARREN SONGBOOK:  Doug's sprightly jazz guitar energy is always welcome here; I've...
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...
Hot Jazz Tuba

Hot Jazz Tuba review: Howard Johnson and Gravity – Testimony

Hot Jazz Tuba Howard Johnson and Gravity - TESTIMONY:  It's not that often we get a jazz CD in for review as "unique" as...
powerful jazz bass

powerful jazz bass – Luke Sellick – Alchemist

powerful jazz bass Luke Sellick - ALCHEMIST:  Luke's fine bass work (double bass) leads this splendid jazz outing on a nine-song 45 minute stellar...
prime poetry, piano

prime poetry, piano – Pat Battstone and Antonella Chionna – The Voice of...

prime poetry, piano Pat Battstone and Antonella Chionna - THE VOICE OF ROBERT DESNOS: I'm sure there are many in our readership who are...
highly notable guitar

highly notable guitar Lawrence Blatt – Longitudes & Latitudes

highly notable guitar Lawrence Blatt – LONGITUDES & LATITUDES: Lawrence was just nominated for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” in the 2016 ZMR Awards. The...
grammy vocal work

grammy vocal work Darlene Koldenhoven – Color Me Home

grammy vocal work Darlene Koldenhoven - COLOR ME HOME:  I've been reviewing Darlene's splendid vocal and piano ("sonic therapy") works for a long time...
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...

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Trine Opsahl haunting harp vocal works

Trine Opsahl haunting harp vocal works Trine Opsahl – Add Colours To My Sunset...

Trine Opsahl haunting harp vocal works Trine Opsahl - ADD COLOURS TO MY SUNSET SKY:  Trine plays music that helps to heal your spirit......
Chad McLoughlin exciting guitar fusion trio

Chad McLoughlin exciting guitar fusion trio Chad McLoughlin – Electron Flex

Chad McLoughlin exciting guitar fusion trio Chad McLoughlin - ELECTRON FLEX:  Before I even get started with all the words I have to lay...
Dan Kennedy shimmering emotional inspiring solo piano

Dan Kennedy shimmering emotional inspiring solo piano Dan Kennedy – Mountains Made of Shadow...

Dan Kennedy shimmering emotional inspiring solo piano Dan Kennedy - MOUNTAINS MADE OF SHADOW ANTHEMS MADE OF LIGHT:  Dan's splendid solo piano work has...