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!

* johnstein fine original jazz compositions *

* johnstein fine original jazz compositions * John Stein – Color Tones

* johnstein fine original jazz compositions * John Stein - COLOR TONES:  John's amazing jazz guitar is in fine form here, and he's joined...
* mystical powerful piano orchestral *

* mystical powerful piano orchestral * Peter Calandra – The Road Home

* mystical powerful piano orchestral * Peter Calandra - THE ROAD HOME:  The best way I know of to introduce you to Peter's wonderful...
newlatitude swirling guitars

newlatitude swirling guitars New Latitude – Vantage Point

newlatitude jazz guitars New Latitude - VANTAGE POINT:  This fine album was just released on the 7th of May, 2017, and features some world-class...
* merrillcollins ethereal escapes *

* merrillcollins ethereal escapes * Merrill Collins – Ethereal Escapes

* merrillcollins ethereal escapes * Merrill Collins - ETHEREAL ESCAPES:  As many of you know, I review MANY piano works over the course of...
* lindacalise jazz romance *

* lindacalise jazz romance * Linda Calise – Happy To Be Loving You

* lindacalise jazz romance * Linda Calise - HAPPY TO BE LOVING YOU:  My reviewing of Linda's work is a kind of "exception", as...
* shimmering debut release *

* shimmering debut release * O’s Clavelitos – Arriving

* shimmering debut release * O's Clavelitos - ARRIVING:  A most fitting title for this shimmering debut release from this six-piece ensemble based in...
sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal

sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal Sylvia Bennett – For You

sylviabennett contemporary sensuous vocal Sylvia Bennett - FOR YOU:  Some readers of this magazine (and my original magazine, IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION, may not be familiar...
mariuspreda cimbalom jazz

mariuspreda cimbalom jazz Marius Preda – Mission Cimbalom

mariuspreda cimbalom jazz Marius Preda -MISSION CIMBALOM:  What an absolutely splendific way to start my Great Northwest sunny morning... Marius introduces me to a...
intimate jazz vocal experimentation

intimate jazz vocal experimentation Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohen – Intertwined

intimate jazz vocal experimentation Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohen - INTERTWINED:  Many of the jazz vocalist I listen to for review here have no...
* powerful diverse world music *

* powerful diverse world music * Elise Lebec – Origin

* powerful diverse world music * Elise Lebec - ORIGIN (ONE WORLD TURNING Project):  In a previous review (issue # 157), Elise got very...

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Modern clever original jazz Alex Levin

Modern clever original jazz Alex Levin – A Sunday Kind of Love

Modern clever original jazz Alex Levin - A SUNDAY KIND OF LOVE:  As you might imagine, I get (literally) hundreds of piano-led jazz CD's...
Coolness hipness tribute to Bobby Troup Mark Winkler

Coolness hipness tribute to Bobby Troup Mark Winkler – I’m With You

Coolness hipness tribute to Bobby Troup Mark Winkler - I'M WITH YOU:  OK, folks, I "grew up" during the whole "Route 66" thing, when...
Eclectic multi ethnic jazz Ray Obiedo

Eclectic multi ethnic jazz Ray Obiedo – Carousel

Eclectic multi ethnic jazz Ray Obiedo - CAROUSEL:  Jazz guitarist Ray Obiedo got very high marks from me in issue # 164, and his...