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: Ricardo Bacelar – Concerto Para Moviola – Ao Vivo

Ricardo Bacelar - CONCERTO PARA MOVIOLA - AO VIVO:  As holds true with the old adages about books - "don't judge an album by...

Review: Nana Simopoulos – SKINS

Nana Simopoulos - SKINS:  I must offer up a challenge to you... I doubt you'll be able to meet it, but try and find...

Review: Gabriel Espinosa – Songs of Bacharach and Manzanero

Gabriel Espinosa - SONGS OF BACHARACH AND MANZANERO:  When it comes to Latin jazz, with ultimate-cool vocals and superb bass work, you won't find...

Review: Steve Slagle – ALTO MANHATTAN

Steve Slagle - ALTO MANHATTAN:  I've actually reviewed a lot of Steve's superb sax and flute work before, on several albums he did with...

Review: Zarabande – EL TORO

Zarabande - EL TORO:  There are few "old katz" as privileged as I am... I'm referring, of course, to all the splendid music I...

Review: Al Strong – LoveStrong Vol 1

Al Strong - LOVESTRONG VOL 1:   The keyword for Al's great jazz trumpet work on this debut release, of course, is in his...

Review: Doug Hammer – Americana

Doug Hammer - Americana:  Those readers who have been with us for a long time know that I'm not usually inclined to review a...

Review: Kelly Andrew – Rendezvous

Kelly Andrew - Rendezvous:  I'm not exactly sure why, but this is my first listen to Kelly's wonderful high-energy music.  This is another (total)...

“Retro” interview with Amy Denio

  I've been a fan of Amy's music since (way back) in the early 1990's... as you'll see in this Winter 1995 interview with her...

Interview with Leonardo “MoonJune” Pavkovic

I believe it was about 2003 or 2004 when I was first sent copies of MOONJUNE CD's for review... if I remember correctly, they...

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Soothing brain stimulating music Joss Jaffe - MEDITATION MUSIC:  One of the quotes that stood out for me on the promo material is ""One...
Ultimately hip spoken word jazz John Allee

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Ultimately hip spoken word jazz John Allee - BARDFLY:  Actor and playwright John is also an excellent musician/vocalist/spoken-word performer, and he (definitely) proves it...
Balls to the wall rockin' The Niro featuring Gary Lucas

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