I was watching Black Entertainment Television and briefly heard the first song of this CD and said to myself, "That's very nice, smooth, and I've got to have it. So, the ve…
German bassman Dieter Ilg has always surprised me not only with incredible technique, but also as a tasteful player - for example when he toured with Randy Brecker's acoust…
This record smokes from beginning to end Dave Weckl, Jay Oliver, Tom Kennedy, Buzz Feiten, Frank Gambale, Bob Malach and Steve Tavaglione. I have all of Dave's previous rel…
I picked this up from the band themselves, while they were playing at a hotel in Diamond Bar, CA. I haven't been able to stop listening to it since. It's a great mix of jaz…
Olu Dara, a cornetist and guitarist, has put together a varied, adventuresome album. There are blues influenced songs, African and Caribbean influences, urban influences, a…
Armacost presents an incredibly smooth, warm, almost lush sound. In addition to his beautiful mellow tone, he certainly seems able to climb the scales on both the tenor and…
Last month, my sister and I celebrated our birthday. We went to see Boney James at the Blue Note. We then saw him two weeks later at IMAC on Long Island. The following nigh…
Incredible playing from this young pioneer. Shades of Wes Montgomery mixed with Hip-Hop. This cat plays bass and guitar at the same time and neither is sacrificed. Hunter c…
Abdullah’s Ibrahim’s African Symphony as performed by the Munich Radio Symphony along with Ibrahim on piano, Marcus McLaurine on bass and George Gray on drums presen…
J. E. R. M., an acronym containing the initial of the first name of each of the members of this quartet, is a Boston-based band that sounds like they have a real ECM jones.…