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!

* special prerelease deal *

* special prerelease deal * Merrill Collins, Maksim Velichkin & Laura Halladay – Echappées...

* special prerelease deal * Merrill Collins, Maksim Velichkin & Laura Halladay - ECHAPPEES ETHERIQUES:  I recently reviewed Merrill's superb recording, "Ethereal Escapes", and...
* jaketavill different 21stcentury music *

* jaketavill different 21stcentury music * Jake Tavill – Twisted Ideology

* jaketavill different 21stcentury music * Jake Tavill - TWISTED IDEOLOGY:  One of the truly great things about being a "different kinda' old man"...
* country indie comfortable *

* country indie comfortable * Aaron Burdett – Refuge

* country indie comfortable * Aaron Burdett - REFUGE: Though this is my first exposure to Aaron's splendid "down-home" style music, he's been on...
* 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...
* swinging standard jazz *

* swinging standard jazz * Erik Applegate – Two’s Company

* swinging standard jazz * Erik Applegate - TWO'S COMPANY:  Erik Applegate produced this fine album, as well as playing some superb bass on...
stunning jazz guitar vocal

stunning jazz guitar vocal Lisa Sanchez-Jon Eriksen Quartet – Lisa Sanchez-Jon Eriksen Quartet

stunning jazz guitar vocal Lisa Sanchez-Jon Eriksen Quartet - LISA SANCHEZ-JON ERIKSEN QUARTET:  I've always said (and will continue to) that when a player...
jazz masters legacy emmetcohen

jazz masters legacy emmetcohen Emmet Cohen – Masters Legacy Series Volume I

jazz masters legacy emmetcohen Emmet Cohen - MASTERS LEGACY SERIES VOLUME I:  Folks, it just doesn't get any better than this, from a jazz...
mighty mellow trio jazz

mighty mellow trio jazz Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio – Dreamsville

mighty mellow trio jazz Cory Weeds & The Jeff Hamilton Trio - DREAMSVILLE: I really consider myself to be one of the luckiest jazz...
striking big band jazz

striking big band jazz UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 – The Romeo & Juliet...

striking big band jazz UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 - THE ROMEO & JULIET PROJECT:  I can tell you with no hesitation that this...
* mighty mellow guitar bass duets *

* mighty mellow guitar bass duets * John Stein, Dave Zinno – Wood and...

* mighty mellow guitar bass duets * John Stein, Dave Zinno - WOOD AND STRINGS: The collaborations between our long-time contributor John Stein and...

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Totally funkified hipness you can relate to Tony Adamo - OAKTOWN:  My pal Tony Adamo is THE man when it comes to capturing the...
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Dynamic triple-bill House Concert Live show review - RACHEL LAFOND, RHONDA MACKERT, JOSEPH AKINS, GIG HARBOR: In 1997 through 1999, I had a project...
Exciting jazz debut adventure Jacob Sieckman

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Exciting jazz debut adventure Jacob Sieckman - GETTIN' OUT OF A JAM:  I'm truly very excited about this stunning debut from sax player and...