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!

Superb jazz trumpet

Superb jazz trumpet review: Carol Morgan – Post Cool, Vol 1

Superb jazz trumpet Carol Morgan - POST COOL, VOL 1:  In addition to Carol's excellent trumpet work, you'll get to hear Joel Frahm's tenor...
Superb jazz saxophone

Superb jazz saxophone review: Alex Weitz – Luma

Superb jazz saxophone Alex Weitz - LUMA:  I didn't catch Alex's debut album (March, 2013), but if it's anywhere near as high-energy and high-talent...
Uplifting Piano

Uplifting Piano review: Ray Lyon – Trinity One

Uplifting Piano  Ray Lyon - TRINITY ONE:  Long-time readers here will already know that my own instrument (when I used to play) is piano/synth,...
Ultimate jazz sax

Ultimate jazz sax review: Troy Roberts – Tales & Tones

Ultimate jazz sax Troy Roberts - TALES & TONES:  I can tell you right up-front, this young tenor/soprano sax player is one of my...
Brazilian piano jazz

Brazilian piano jazz review: Antonio Adolfo – Hybrido

Antonio Adolfo - HYBRIDO (From Rio to Wayne Shorter):  I've been mightily impressed with Antonio's ultra-hip jazz piano work ever since I first reviewed...
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...

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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...