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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!

Immediate Latin jazz thrills Antonio Adolfo

Immediate Latin jazz thrills Antonio Adolfo – Samba Jazz Alley

Immediate Latin jazz thrills Antonio Adolfo - SAMBA JAZZ ALLEY:  There are only a FEW albums that get added to my iPhone rotation IMMEDIATELY...
Pure unadulterated guitar pleasure Raphael Groton

Pure unadulterated guitar pleasure Raphael Groten – Star Lullaby

Pure unadulterated guitar pleasure Raphael Groten - STAR LULLABY:  When you get comments from the master of masters, Will Ackerman, like this... "Raphael's compositions...
Audaciously delicious experiments Leap of Faith Orchestra

Audaciously delicious experiments Leap of Faith Orchestra – The Photon Epoch

Audaciously delicious experiments Leap of Faith Orchestra - THE PHOTON EPOCH:  I've reviewed "LOFO" several times now, & each performance is better... one word...
Masterful saxophone led jazz Mark Turner & Gary Foster

Masterful saxophone led jazz Mark Turner & Gary Foster – Mark Turner Meets Gary...

Masterful saxophone led jazz Mark Turner & Gary Foster - MARK TURNER MEETS GARY FOSTER:  This great hour+ double CD features masterful saxophone led...
Exuberantly executed jazz piano Larry Fuller

Exuberantly executed jazz piano Larry Fuller – Overjoyed

Exuberantly executed jazz piano Larry Fuller - OVERJOYED:  It's been a bit since I reviewed Larry's excellent jazz piano in issue # 154, and...
Mighty hip swinging jazz Rob Ryndak Tom Lockwood

Mighty hip swinging jazz Rob Ryndak Tom Lockwood feat. Brian Lynch – Gratitude

Mighty hip swinging jazz Rob Ryndak Tom Lockwood feat. Brian Lynch - GRATITUDE:  The originals that pianist/percussionist Rob & and reedman Tom present on...
Gorgeously creative solo piano Michael Whalen

Gorgeously creative solo piano Michael Whalen – Cupid Blindfolded

Gorgeously creative solo piano Michael Whalen - CUPID BLINDFOLDED:  There are times when I have to research my own archives, and in Michael's case,...
Tasty masterful Latin jazz Mark Morganelli and The Jazz Forum Allstars

Tasty masterful Latin jazz Mark Morganelli and The Jazz Forum Allstars – Brasil!

Tasty masterful Latin jazz Mark Morganelli and The Jazz Forum Allstars - BRASIL!:  Mark proves himself to be an absolute "brass master" on this...
Wonderful collaboration of Brazilian jazz John Finbury

Wonderful collaboration of Brazilian jazz John Finbury – Sorte!

Wonderful collaboration of Brazilian jazz John Finbury - SORTE!:  Brazilian singer-songwriter-actress Thalma de Freitas is joined by an all-star set of players (Vitor Gonçalves...
Emotionally charged jazz vocals Mavis Pan

Emotionally charged jazz vocals Mavis Pan – Set For Love

Emotionally charged jazz vocals Mavis Pan - SET FOR LOVE:  This is my first exposure to the emotionally charged jazz vocals that Mavis creates...

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Refreshing multi talented jazz vocalist Deb Bowman

Refreshing multi talented jazz vocalist Deb Bowman – Fast Heart

Refreshing multi talented jazz vocalist Deb Bowman - FAST HEART:  Deb will (easily) capture your heart in only the first few bars of her...
Lush tasty vocal jazz Lauren Henderson

Lush tasty vocal jazz Lauren Henderson – Alma Oscura

Lush tasty vocal jazz Lauren Henderson - ALMA OSCURA:  Wow, what a difference only a few months can make... when I reviewed Lauren's "Riptide"...
Solidly swinging jazz vocals Lyn Stanley

Solidly swinging jazz vocals Lyn Stanley – London With A Twist/Live At Bernie’s

Solidly swinging jazz vocals Lyn Stanley - LONDON WITH A TWIST/LIVE AT BERNIE'S:  When it comes to ultra-hip solidly swinging jazz vocals, Ms. Stanley...