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The delights are so plentiful on Tonight At Noon.... Three Or Four Shades Of Love that it's difficult to find a starting point for reviewing the CD. The relatively …
Live At The Quick is unlike any other CD you'll hear this year, or perhaps ever again in your lifetime. It's that unique. And to declare that Béla Fleck ha…
Jeff Golub seems not to have suffered from the lack of gigs, even as he remained a sideman to more famous names. Most especially, Golub worked with Rod Stewart in his tours…
Bill Charlap was one of many jazz musicians whom the his peers regarded highly and who showed up over the course of a decade to accompany bigger names on their releases. So…
Nobody can break glass with the sound of a voice like Rachelle Ferrell. Not even the sadly missed Minnie Ripperton--who caused pop radio listeners in the 1970's to swoon wh…
Nothing causes jazz writers to bare their fangs as much as a pretty young singer does when a major label signs her to a high-profile contract. Little Red Riding Hood had no…
Dreyfus Records--committed not so much to putting a European stamp on jazz as reveling in the universality of the music--has been making available to the American public a …
It seems to be an immutable law of jazz that pianists become predictable after their initial splash. Maybe the problem instead is the restlessness of the listeners, in the …
The title of Renee Rosnes' most recent CD is certainly ambitious. Unlike Pearl Buck's novel, The Good Earth, which contained a double as well an ironic meaning, Rosn…
How can a CD of 13 tunes attempt to contain "the best of" Dianne Reeves' contributions to jazz singing--and to American song? Reeves touches her listeners on so many heartf…