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Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

In its sixth vocal jazz issue, Maxjazz offers Phillip Manuel with his debut album for their label. Phillip performs a nice blend of originals and standards in his unique ja…
It's always nice to receive a new CD by players who are still active after decades of playing and especially when the musicians don't dilute their dedication to traditional…
This is the most exciting release by Dee Dee Bridgewater ever to grace my collection. The singer is at her very best on this live session recorded at Yoshi's in Oakland on …
Wonderful recordings have resulted from the collaboration of US and Canadian jazz artists on the west coast during the past decade. The state of Washington and province of …
Brass bands are a time-honored tradition in New Orleans and this is second only to the Excelsior Band in age. The group was assembled in 1885 and was active until 1930. Man…
This recording is a bit of a departure from our normal jazz fare. Although Caroline Peyton has considerable experience as a jazz vocalist, the content of this Christmas CD …
Here is a young vocalist/pianist who will be placing a bit of heat on Diana Krall. The Minnesota born artist raised within a musical family. Christine holds a Bachelor's De…
The concept and economy of the Duo is common in mainstream and contemporary jazz but is indeed rare in a setting of vintage "dixieland" material. Pianist Andy Fielding and …
This CD takes the listener by surprise. It is certainly "New Music" but cannot be further defined within that category. Careful listening reveals threads of pop, bluegrass …
It's traditional jazz time again folks. John Sheridan has just released a solo piano session on Arbors Records. The first track illustrates John's warmth with "They Can't T…