Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

New York city is home to a thriving Latin jazz scene, including several fine flutists, Andrea Brachfeld, Mark Weinstein, Jessica Valientes and recent Grammy winner Dave Val…
Saxophonist and flutist Carol Sudhalter belongs to the considerable group of fine jazz artists who are well known in their local area but have not built a national follo…
I encountered Lynne Arriale only recently, catching her at the Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival in May. I have now heard several of her recordings and they s…
There is an interesting story behind this recording that should give any musician, amateur or professional, food for thought. Flutist Tim Wallace and guitarist Rick Vandivi…
This is yet another example of the ever-growing crop of self-produced, self-distributed recordings by highly professional artists largely ignored by major record companies.…
It looks as though Jim Snidero may be close to becoming an overnight success. So far it has only taken him thirty years or so! This is about par for the course for a jazz m…
Having just come from seeing a parade of young turks showcasing their not inconsiderable techniques at the East Coast Jazz Festival scholarship competition, it is in…
This recording is "dedicated to those destroyed daily by the US war of greed." Fair enough. There is a strong tradition of political commentary associated with jazz music, …
Best Of... collections can be of great value for jazz lovers who do not want to fork over $200 for a boxed set, but only if the selections are truly representative of the a…
Growing up in the same Philadelphia neighborhood as pianists Richie and Bud Powell and Bobby Timmons, as well as trumpeter Lee Morgan, saxophonist Archie Shepp, and bassist…