Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

Gail Dobson is a vocalist and music educator who has been active in the San Francisco Bay area for many years. She is perhaps not as well known as her husband, pianist and …
Difficult as this music is to describe, we can turn to the group's publicity material:"Brpobr, Michael Bruckner (g), Fabian Pollack (g), and Bernard Breuer (d) improvise…
Currently Band Director at St. Jude the Apostle School in Atlanta, Jeff Andrew Simpson has been a jazz performer and educator for close on fifteen years, and that is rather…
This album is billed as "A refreshing new sound where Contemporary Jazz meets Celtic Rock." I am not sure what Celtic Rock is, but I am certain that there is not much jazz …
It is indicative of the current state of the music business when artists of this caliber are to be found distributing their work via the Internet on small, independent labe…
Almost fifty years ago, Herbie Mann and Phil Woods began playing together at a joint called Tony's Bar in Brooklyn, at a regular jam session, where the pay, if they …
Combining jazz and "classical" or "serious" or whatever we call European Art music these days is by no means a new idea. Indeed, when I set out to document the phenomenon I…
The influence of Brazilian musicians on jazz has been so pervasive that Brazilian Jazz is now a category of its own. However, there are still not too many jazz stations pla…
When Tito Puente passed away in May of 2000, the world of Latin music lost a true giant, indeed, he was billed variously as the "King of Latin Music," the "King of Mambo," …
This recording has been out for some time but I came across it recently when researching versions of one of the tunes, How My Heart Sings, for a recording I am prepa…