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!

* shimmering debut release *

* shimmering debut release * O’s Clavelitos – Arriving

* shimmering debut release * O's Clavelitos - ARRIVING:  A most fitting title for this shimmering debut release from this six-piece ensemble based in...
sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal

sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal Sylvia Bennett – For You

sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal Sylvia Bennett - FOR YOU:  Some readers of this magazine (and my original magazine, IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, may not be familiar...
mariuspreda cimbalom jazz

mariuspreda cimbalom jazz Marius Preda – Mission Cimbalom

mariuspreda cimbalom jazz Marius Preda -MISSION CIMBALOM:  What an absolutely splendific way to start my Great Northwest sunny morning... Marius introduces me to a...
intimate jazz vocal experimentation

intimate jazz vocal experimentation Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohen – Intertwined

intimate jazz vocal experimentation Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohen - INTERTWINED:  Many of the jazz vocalist I listen to for review here have no...
* powerful diverse world music *

* powerful diverse world music * Elise Lebec – Origin

* powerful diverse world music * Elise Lebec - ORIGIN (ONE WORLD TURNING Project):  In a previous review (issue # 157), Elise got very...
elegant ballroom jazz

elegant ballroom jazz Flying Horse Big Band – Big Man On Campus

elegant ballroom jazz Flying Horse Big Band - BIG MAN ON CAMPUS:  The tags for this one were easy, because I grew up in...
davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk

davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk David Bandman – Burn Notice

davidbandman euphonium jazz rock punk David Bandman - BURN NOTICE:  This is my first listen to David's amazing jazz work on Euphonium, but it...
* fionajoy powerful majestic piano *

* fionajoy powerful majestic piano * Fiona Joy – Into The Mist

* fionajoy powerful majestic piano * Fiona Joy - INTO THE MIST: The very first thought I had as I listened to the first...
sweetluolutosin soulful jazz

sweetluolutosin soulful jazz Sweet Lu Olutosin – Meet Me At The Crossroads

sweetluolutosin soulful jazz Sweet Lu Olutosin - MEET ME AT THE CROSSROADS:  It may be a rainy day up here in the Great Northwest,...
provocative multilayered rock opera

provocative multilayered rock opera UniversalDice – “birth, love, hate, death”

provocative multilayered rock opera UniversalDice - "BIRTH, LOVE, HATE, DEATH":  Right up front, I want to say that I listen to (probably more than)...

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Spirited challenging jazz Lucas Pino

Spirited challenging jazz Lucas Pino – That’s A Computer

Spirited challenging jazz Lucas Pino - THAT'S A COMPUTER: This is the third release from Lucas and his No Net Nonet, though it's my...
Ultra hip award winning jazz Jamie Lawrence

Ultra hip award winning jazz Jamie Lawrence – New York Suite

Ultra hip award winning jazz Jamie Lawrence - NEW YORK SUITE:  Jamie's jazz is extraordinary... he plays some of the most professional keyboards you...
Uncompromising jazz improvisation Jason Kao Hwang

Uncompromising jazz improvisation Jason Kao Hwang – Blood

Uncompromising jazz improvisation Jason Kao Hwang - BLOOD:  Jason's improvisations with his Burning Bridge ensemble are nothing to be "trifled with"... he's posted an...