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!

Vicente Avella stunning piano works

Vicente Avella stunning piano works Vicente Avella – Rising

Vicente Avella stunning piano works Vicente Avella - RISING: It's been a while since I reviewed Vicente's stunning piano work (way back in issue...
Grand jazz bassoon

Grand jazz bassoon review: Michael Rabinowitz – Uncharted Waters

Grand jazz bassoon  Michael Rabinowitz - UNCHARTED WATERS:  Michael's grand jazz bassoon playing on this vibrant CD release is joined by Nat Harris 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,...
* calabriafoti stunning coleporter tribute jazz *

* calabriafoti stunning coleporter tribute jazz * Calabria Foti – In The Still of...

* calabriafoti stunning coleporter tribute jazz * Calabria Foti - IN THE STILL OF THE NIGHT:  Believe me, I'm an expert on Pacific Northwest...
White Sun II

Review: White Sun – White Sun II

White Sun – WHITE SUN II:  These folks (the core members are Harijiwan, two-time Emmy winner Adam Berry, and White Sun’s singer Gurujas; they...
Michele McLaughlin brilliant holiday solo piano

Michele McLaughlin brilliant holiday solo piano Michele McLaughlin – Christmas Plain & Simple III

Michele McLaughlin brilliant holiday solo piano Michele McLaughlin - CHRISTMAS PLAIN & SIMPLE III:  Michele has been playing solo piano for many years now,...
Highly entertaining jazz tribute to tenor sax masters Jorge Nila

Highly entertaining jazz tribute to tenor sax masters Jorge Nila – Tenor Time

Highly entertaining jazz tribute to tenor sax masters Jorge Nila - TENOR TIME:  You won't find samples up for this album, because it isn't...

Review – Jennifer DeFrayne – Sisu

Jennifer DeFrayne - SISU:  If piano that helps you in your drive to reach for (and achieve) great things is what your spirit is...
Ultracool hip jazz trilogy Dave Stryker

Ultracool hip jazz trilogy Dave Stryker – Eight Track III

Ultracool hip jazz trilogy Dave Stryker - EIGHT TRACK III:  When it comes to ultracool & hip jazz, guitarist Dave Stryker is at the...
Banyuwangi Putra with Arrington de Dionyso truly exciting world music

Banyuwangi Putra with Arrington de Dionyso truly exciting world music Osing Trance Banyuwangi –...

Banyuwangi Putra with Arrington de Dionyso truly exciting world music Osing Trance Banyuwangi - UNHEARD INDONESIA:  Long-time Olympia residents (like me) and readers of...

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Beautiful jazzy vocals Lynn Cardona

Beautiful jazzy vocals Lynn Cardona – Ophelia

Beautiful jazzy vocals Lynn Cardona - OPHELIA:  It's always nice to receive music from players & singers who are "new" (to me, at least)......
Sensational A Capella vocal jazz Accent

Sensational A Capella vocal jazz Accent – Christmas All The Way

Sensational A Capella vocal jazz Accent - CHRISTMAS ALL THE WAY:  I got my first taste of "Accent" when I reviewed their "In This...
Happy adventurous compassionate world flute Monica Williams

Happy adventurous compassionate world flute Monica Williams – Within Us All

Happy adventurous compassionate world flute Monica Williams - WITHIN US ALL:  Monica's happy, adventurous and compassionate flute compositions are complemented wonderfully by guest players...