Jim Mcelroy

Jim Mcelroy

Artists can take a real chance when they switch categories. It is not always the best of ideas and they can sometimes get lost in a world they may like, but not really d…
If there was ever a more aptly named recording than this one, I cannot think of it. H20, the new disk from Paul Hawkins, is everything its namesake is. It's fluid…
Vida, the new CD by Adonis Puentes is a wonderful introduction into the world of Cuban music. Adonis, one half of the The Puentes Brothers singing team, gained …
It's not often that you hear the name Roger Miller used in connection with a jazz recording. Come to think of it, it's rare that you hear the name Roger Miller used in c…
When you hear a jazz group that presents a seamless and seemingly effortless style of playing, then you know that you have found something special. Such is the case with…
Batepapo, the debut CD by Brazilian drummer Alexandre Cunha can be summed up in one word , generous, or maybe infectious would be a better choice. Generous, bec…
Robin Aleman's debut CD, Tonight, will be one of those recordings that once you hear it, you will find yourself haunted by it for sometime to come. Robin's voic…
There are several things you need to do before you start to listen to this CD. First move all the furniture against the walls, you'll need dance room, second invite the …
But Beautiful the Best of Shirley Horn is a greatest hits compilation without a single miss in it. Covering a career as long as the late Ms. Horn's can be a dau…
Christmas albums can be like that fruitcake that your in-laws bring over every year, sugary sweet and impossible to digest and worst of all the taste stays in your mouth fo…
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