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...

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...

Review: Carol Robbins – Taylor Street

Carol Robbins - TAYLOR STREET:  It's been quite a while since I last reviewed Carol's wonderful jazz harp work (issue # 127), but this...

Review: Brent Gallaher – Moving Forward

Brent Gallaher - MOVING FORWARD:  Brent Gallaher's stellar tenor saxophone, joined by  Alex Pope Norris on trumpet/flugelhorn, Dan Karlsberg on piano, Aaron Jacobs doing...

Review: Brian Kastan – Roll The Dice on Life

Brian Kastan - ROLL THE DICE ON LIFE:  Ev'ry once in a while, a promoter sends me an album they may not even realize...

Review: Matias Baconsky – Life and Death

Matias Baconsky - LIFE AND DEATH:  That album title is a lot to live up to, but with my own piano playing experience speaking,...

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: Quinn Hedges – Slightly South of Stormy Clouds

Quinn Hedges - SLIGHTLY SOUTH OF STORMY CLOUDS:  There are players who "just play", & then there are artists who brim with creativity and...

Review: Rik Wright’s Fundamental Forces – Subtle Energy

Rik Wright's Fundamental Forces - SUBTLE ENERGY:  Wow!  It feels like I was just reviewing these songs by Rik & his "Fundamental Forces" group......

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...

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