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...

Review: Alison Lewis – Seven

Alison Lewis - SEVEN:  This debut album almost didn't get reviewed, because it's under 30 minutes, more like an "EP"... of course, I DO...
* 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...
improvised chamber music

improvised chamber music Antonella Chionna Meets Pat Battstone – Rylesonable (featuring Richard Poole,...

improvised chamber music Antonella Chionna Meets Pat Battstone - RYLESONABLE (featuring Richard Poole, with Kit Demos):  If you're even the slightest bit inclined towards...
Swinging jazz dance

Swinging jazz dance – Swingadelic – Mercerville

Swinging jazz dance Swingadelic - MERCERVILLE:  I grew up in an era when big-band & film music was all the rage... my sisters and...
* lindacalise jazz romance *

* lindacalise jazz romance * Linda Calise – Happy To Be Loving You

* lindacalise jazz romance * Linda Calise - HAPPY TO BE LOVING YOU:  My reviewing of Linda's work is a kind of "exception", as...
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...

Review: Perpetual Motion – Rear View

Perpetual Motion - REAR VIEW:  I've reviewed this group before (issue # 139, specifically), featuring two high-talent players (Josie Quick - electric and acoustic...

Review: Michele McLaughlin – Life

Michele McLaughlin - LIFE:  When I first wrote about Michele's wonderful solo piano work in issue # 152, one of things noted was that she...
* 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...