Music Reviews

Music Reviews

Anyone who has read my music reviews knows that I have a passion for ANY type of music... the only CD's that don't get reviewed here are those which lack a high "EQ" (energy quotient)... we are very happy to bring you a new and updated site where our prime reviews can be viewed and shared!

Highly inventive memorable jazz Noshir Mody

Highly inventive memorable jazz Noshir Mody – An Idealist’s Handbook

Highly inventive memorable jazz Noshir Mody - AN IDEALIST'S HANDBOOK:  A couple of years have gone by since I reviewed jazz guitarist Noshir's uplifting...
Wonderfully crafted jazz tribute Julio Botti

Wonderfully crafted jazz tribute Julio Botti – Pure Tango

Wonderfully crafted jazz tribute Julio Botti - PURE TANGO:  I was very pleased with Julio's soprano and tenor sax work when I reviewed his...
Superbly swingin' blues Swingadelic

Superbly swingin’ blues Swingadelic – Bluesville

Superbly swingin' blues Swingadelic - BLUESVILLE:   When I first reviewed this group on their "Mercerville" release, I fell in love with their talent instantly......
Rousing robust live jazz World Jazz Quintet

Rousing robust live jazz World Jazz Quintet – Live At QPAC Theatre

Rousing robust live jazz World Jazz Quintet - LIVE AT QPAC THEATRE:  Jazz pianist Francis Hon got very high marks from me when I...
Versatile keyboards and woodwinds Tom Ranier

Versatile keyboards and woodwinds Tom Ranier – This Way

Versatile keyboards and woodwinds Tom Ranier - THIS WAY:   On rainy and overcast mornings in the Great Northwest, Tom's versatile keyboards and woodwinds (including...
High energy jazz celebration Antonio Adolfo

High energy jazz celebration Antonio Adolfo – Bruma Celebrating Milton Nascimento

High energy jazz celebration Antonio Adolfo - BRUMA/CELEBRATING MILTON NASCIMENTO:   Antonio's piano is a regular here... I most recently reviewed his "Samba Jazz Alley"...
Inspired transformative jazz Madre Vaca

Inspired transformative jazz Madre Vaca – Winterreise

Inspired transformative jazz Madre Vaca - WINTERREISE:   "Different" is what it's all about here at Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine... you'll find some very inspired...
Diverse unorthodox jazz John Finbury featuring Magos Herrera, Chano Domínguez, John Patitucci and Antonio Sánchez

Diverse unorthodox jazz John Finbury featuring Magos Herrera, Chano Domínguez, John Patitucci and Antonio...

Diverse unorthodox jazz John Finbury featuring Magos Herrera, Chano Domínguez, John Patitucci and Antonio Sánchez - QUATRO:   Even the liner notes make a point...
Tantalizing thoughtful solo piano Nathan Speir

Tantalizing thoughtful solo piano Nathan Speir – Finding A Way To Be

Tantalizing thoughtful solo piano Nathan Speir - FINDING A WAY TO BE:  As I listen to Nathan's tantalizing and thoughtful solo piano work this...
Lovely guitar turns darkness to light Chris Haugen

Lovely guitar turns darkness to light Chris Haugen – First Light

Lovely guitar turns darkness to light Chris Haugen - FIRST LIGHT: There's no question but that we are all looking for a relief from...