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!

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...

Review: Peter Saltzman – Blues, Preludes and Feuds (A Musical Memory)

Peter Saltzman - BLUES, PRELUDES AND FEUDS (A MUSICAL MEMORY):  There's not a bit of doubt in my mind; the promoter picked this one...

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Invigorating Japanese jazz Akira Tana and Otonowa

Invigorating Japanese jazz Akira Tana and Otonowa – Ai San San (Love’s Radiance)

Invigorating Japanese jazz Akira Tana and Otonowa - AI SAN SAN (LOVE'S RADIANCE):  Absolutely invigorating jazz from Japanese drum maestro Akira that gives you...
Stunningly beautiful contemporary piano John Otott

Stunningly beautiful contemporary piano John Otott – Unspoken

Stunningly beautiful contemporary piano John Otott - UNSPOKEN:  I was absolutely in awe of John's beautiful contemporary piano work on his "Colors" album, reviewed...
Dazzling brilliant multisaxophone gems Four

Dazzling brilliant multisaxophone gems Four – There You Go Thinking Again

Dazzling brilliant multisaxophone gems Four - THERE YOU GO THINKING AGAIN:  This is actually my first listen to the dazzling brilliance from "Four"... I...