Review: Brad Myers – Prime Numbers

Brad Myers - PRIME NUMBERS:  This is my first listen to Brad's laid-back guitar jazz style; only fitting, since this is his first outing...

Ann Licater – Beyond The Waves

Ann Licater – BEYOND THE WAVES:  As long-term readers of this magazine know, I’ve been reviewing Ann’s work for a long, long time now…...

Review: Carol Liebowitz-Nick Lyons – First Set

Carol Liebowitz-Nick Lyons - FIRST SET:  Since my own jazz orientation is towards improvised jazz piano (you can check some of that out at...
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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...
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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...

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...

Review: Karen Olson & Crispin Barrymore – A Hero’s Journey

Karen Olson - A Hero's Journey - This is my first listen to Karen's wonderful work on viola... and, for that matter, Crispin's intriguing...

Review: David Wise – Till They Lay Me Down

David Wise - TILL THEY LAY ME DOWN:  David's mighty mellow tenor & baritone sax work is thoroughly complimented by his regular players on...
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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...

Review: Livio Almeida – Action & Reaction

Livio Almeida - ACTION & REACTION:  It's definitely your ears (not to mention your soul) that will be doing leaps (action) & bounds (reaction)...

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Superb Noir jazz vocals Billy Brandt - CITY NOIR: Comparisons have been made to singers & storytellers like Tom Waits, & while that's cool,...
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Straight from the heart solo piano David M. Edwards - STILL THE RIVER FLOWS: There is what I would term a most stridently pleasant...
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