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!

AO Music - Asha

Pan-cultural World music review: AO Music – Asha

Pan-cultural World music AO Music - ASHA:  It's been a really long time since I last reviewed these wonderful players (a 4-year hiatus, according...
Hot Jazz Tuba

Hot Jazz Tuba review: Howard Johnson and Gravity – Testimony

Hot Jazz Tuba Howard Johnson and Gravity - TESTIMONY:  It's not that often we get a jazz CD in for review as "unique" as...
powerful jazz bass

powerful jazz bass – Luke Sellick – Alchemist

powerful jazz bass Luke Sellick - ALCHEMIST:  Luke's fine bass work (double bass) leads this splendid jazz outing on a nine-song 45 minute stellar...
prime poetry, piano

prime poetry, piano – Pat Battstone and Antonella Chionna – The Voice of...

prime poetry, piano Pat Battstone and Antonella Chionna - THE VOICE OF ROBERT DESNOS: I'm sure there are many in our readership who are...
highly notable guitar

highly notable guitar Lawrence Blatt – Longitudes & Latitudes

highly notable guitar Lawrence Blatt – LONGITUDES & LATITUDES: Lawrence was just nominated for “Best Contemporary Instrumental Album” in the 2016 ZMR Awards. The...
grammy vocal work

grammy vocal work Darlene Koldenhoven – Color Me Home

grammy vocal work Darlene Koldenhoven - COLOR ME HOME:  I've been reviewing Darlene's splendid vocal and piano ("sonic therapy") works for a long time...
stratospheric punk rock

stratospheric punk rock Purple Look Play – At My Place

stratospheric punk rock Purple Look Play - AT MY PLACE:  When I first started my IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine (still up & running) in 1988,...
Jim Gabriel piano - Into Eternity

Piano Review: Jim Gabriel – Into Eternity

Jim Gabriel - INTO ETERNITY (Piano):  I gave Jim high marks for his piano work back in issue # 142, and he used some...
Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion

Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion

Interview with Daniel Lantz of Beat Funktion I first started reviewing this great jazz band back in late 2007, or early 2008... I was enthralled...
best blues you'll hear

best blues you’ll hear Darden Purcell – Where The Blue Begins

best blues you'll hear Darden Purcell - WHERE THE BLUE BEGINS:  One of the things a jazz vocalist must have is - precision; in...

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Soulful jazz vocal adventures Cathy Segal-Garcia

Soulful jazz vocal adventures Cathy Segal-Garcia – Straight Ahead To The U.K

Soulful jazz vocal adventures Cathy Segal-Garcia - STRAIGHT AHEAD TO THE U.K.:  Each and every project that Cathy performs on (this is her 13th...
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...