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This CD by German bandleader, Englebert Wröbel is aptly titled "Sophisticated Swing" after the Mitchell Parish/ Will Hudson hit of 1937. Dan Barrett brought the band to the…
Mimi Blais is a classically trained pianist based in Montreal, Quebec. About 1990, she stumbled across some sheet music by a little known Quebec composer and theatre pianis…
Gosh! Has it been that long? Susannah McCorkle has been recording since the mid ‘70s and this is her 18th album. Happily, fifteen of her CDs are still available on Concord …
The Toronto based vocalist was born in British Columbia thirty years ago. With her jazz group, Cash Cow, Jennifer Ryan has appeared at jazz festivals in Canada and the USA.…
The name of Greg Bush will probably be new to most readers. Born in Montreal, Greg began his trumpet studies as a teenager and later moved to Calgary, Alberta playing freel…
Here's a very nice CD from Minnesota vocalist, Sue Tucker. The session was recently recorded in Minneapolis and is quite a delight. Sue has chosen to perform ten standar…
Johnny Dodds (1892-1940) was one of the most important early New Orleans clarinetists. He was primarily self taught although he took some lessons from Lorenzo Tio. Dodds gi…
Tina Lear’s new release is a truly refreshing approach to a blend of jazz and modern folk music. The accompaniment varies considerably from track to track and includes trio…
The NYC-based Music Magnet Media launches its new CD label, "Blues Magnet" this week with the release of this previously unissued privately recorded session from 1965.Lo…
On his second session for Telarc, John Pizzarelli, picked 15 great numbers from the ranks of America's finest songsmiths. I was delighted to discover Irving Berlin's "I'm P…