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...
Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion

Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion

Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion I first started reviewing this great jazz band back in late 2007, or early 2008... I was enthralled...
best blues you'll hear

best blues you’ll hear Darden Purcell – Where The Blue Begins

best blues you'll hear Darden Purcell - WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS:  One of the things a jazz vocalist must have is - precision; in...
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...
excellent mellow jazz guitar

excellent mellow jazz guitar Russ Hewitt – Cielo Nocturno

excellent mellow jazz guitar Russ Hewitt - CIELO NOCTURNO:  As usual, Russ performs some of the most excellent (& mellow) guitar work you'll ever...

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Breathtaking romantic vocal piano jazz Peter Eldridge Kenny Werner

Breathtaking romantic vocal piano jazz Peter Eldridge Kenny Werner – Somewhere

Breathtaking romantic vocal piano jazz Peter Eldridge Kenny Werner - SOMEWHERE:  In looking through my archives, I'm finding that this is actually the first...
Life brought brilliantly to life Lynn Tredeau

Life brought brilliantly to life Lynn Tredeau – All The Pieces

Life brought brilliantly to life Lynn Tredeau - ALL THE PIECES:  I can't state this strongly enough, folks... be sure to listen to this...
Classy alternative adult rock funk soul and pop Big Merino

Classy alternative adult rock funk soul and pop Big Merino – Sweet Little Angel

Classy alternative adult rock funk soul and pop Big Merino - SWEET LITTLE ANGEL:  This is a brand-new band for me, which is to...