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In a musical climate where press goes to who is the most fervently hyped it is refreshing to hear someone like Canadian vocalist Melissa Walker, who has blossomed at her ow…
Although Avery Sharpe is best recognized for his longtime association with McCoy Tyner, he has an extensive musical pedigree, having also worked with legends like Yusef Lat…
Who is the real Harry Connick, Jr.? Is he a big band singer, a gifted pianist, a purveyor of New Orleans funk, or an introspective crooner? The answer is somewhere in the m…
The Cameroonian multi-instrumentalist Richard Bona is comfortable in just about any musical setting, from the smooth jazz stylings of Bob James, to being the musical direct…
Does anyone remember the retro swing craze from six or seven years ago? Spearheaded by the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Capitol Records' "Ultra-Lounge"…
I have to admit that when I first received this album to review that I was completely unfamiliar with the music of Monty Alexander. That's one of the most humbling things a…
Lonnie Plaxico's 2000 release "Emergence" (Savant) was an apropos title. The album saw Plaxico truly rise from the considerable shadow and weight of his duties as musical d…
The famed Chicago performing arts center, HotHouse, is known the world over for its eclectic and wide-ranging music programming. Monday nights at HotHouse, however, is the …
The cliché goes that a musician has more creative freedom with a small label. To an extent that saying does hold some water. Small labels have small budgets and time constr…
It takes a certain panache for a musician to present his musical vision in minimalist terms, a confidence in his abilities and muse that is honed by practice, trial, error,…
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