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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Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin

Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin – Come On, Highway

Totally professional Indie Americana Joe Hardin - COME ON, HIGHWAY: When my pal Joe Hardin sent me the "rough tracks" for this new, and...
Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry

Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry – Thankful Heart, Joyful Mind

Powerful graceful passionate music Pam Asberry - THANKFUL HEART, JOYFUL MIND:  My born day (September equinox) this year has been blessed beyond belief with...
Timeless innovation rippling emotion Darrell Katz And The JCA Orchestra

Timeless innovation rippling emotion Darrell Katz And The JCA Orchestra – Rats Live On...

Timeless innovation rippling emotion Darrell Katz And The JCA Orchestra - RATS LIVE ON NO EVIL STAR:  It's been a while since I reviewed...