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!

Dazzling orchestral solo piano

Dazzling orchestral solo piano Timothy Crane – The Fall of a Sparrow

Dazzling orchestral solo piano Timothy Crane - THE FALL OF A SPARROW:  I have been reviewing Timothy's superb piano creations for a long time...
Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond

Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond – Encounters of the Beautiful Kind

Bold creative expressive solo piano Rachel LaFond - ENCOUNTERS OF THE BEAUTIFUL KIND: I first had the opportunity to review Rachel's bold and expressive...

Review: Zarabande – EL TORO

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: Micki Free – THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AS THERAPY

Micki Free - THE NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE AS THERAPY:  It's genuinely amazing to me that Micki has managed to capture all the vibrant energy...
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...
Evocative and engaging solo piano Lynn Tredeau

Evocative and engaging solo piano Lynn Tredeau – Fellowship of Solitude

Evocative and engaging solo piano Lynn Tredeau - FELLOWSHIP OF SOLITUDE:  My review of Lynn's "Shifting Sands" made it clear that we would be...
Pat Battstone Sextet spontaneous sonic adventure

Pat Battstone Sextet spontaneous sonic adventure Pat Battstone Sextet – Elements

Pat Battstone Sextet spontaneous sonic adventure Pat Battstone Sextet - ELEMENTS:  This marvelous sound adventure explores territory that many of us (including your friendly...
* soulful jazz stories *

* soulful jazz stories * Angie Wells and Raphael Lemonnier – Love and Mischief

* soulful jazz stories * Angie Wells and Raphael Lemonnier - LOVE AND MISCHIEF:  I'm not always a big fan of jazz that focuses...
Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins

Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins – Sincero

Serenely peaceful world-class improvisations on Gregorian Chants Merrill Collins - SINCERO:  As a long-time music reviewer (over 40 years), I must admit that Merrill's...
Ignacio Berroa wonderful latin jazz havana

Ignacio Berroa wonderful latin jazz havana Ignacio Berroa – Straight Ahead From Havana

Ignacio Berroa wonderful latin jazz havana Ignacio Berroa - STRAIGHT AHEAD FROM HAVANA:  Be sure the VOLUME is UP when you listen to this...

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Explosive collective spontaneous jazz Ryan Meagher

Explosive collective spontaneous jazz Ryan Meagher – Evil Twin

Explosive collective spontaneous jazz Ryan Meagher - EVIL TWIN:  I can honestly say that guitarist Ryan Meagher surprised me with the great improvisational works...
Masterful pertinent contemporary fusion Jeff Oster

Masterful pertinent contemporary fusion Jeff Oster – Reach

Masterful pertinent contemporary fusion Jeff Oster - REACH:  I've been a fan of Jeff's excellent trumpet and flugelhorn work for many years now... I...
Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi

Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi – Fleeting Windows

Lovely emotional jazz vocals Olivia Foschi - FLEETING WINDOWS: I was first exposed to & reviewed Olivia's lovely jazz vocal work (way back) in...