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...

Jazz Review: Beat Funktion – Green Man

Beat Funktion - GREEN MAN:  One of the things about our magazine that is unique is that we get jazz music from (literally) all...
spiritual soul penetrating piano

spiritual soul penetrating piano Tom Grant – Sipping Beauty

spiritual soul penetrating piano Tom Grant - SIPPING BEAUTY:  Though Tom's piano work has often been "classified" as "smooth jazz", it will penetrate your...