Thomas R. Erdmann

Thomas R. Erdmann

With all of the CDs reviewers are sent, rarely does a CD come along that speaks a language so true, it’s impossible to not recommend it to everyone. This is certainly th…
There are few things you can count on in life - both Republicans and Democrats will raise our taxes, there will be large lightning and thunderstorms in the Midwest, and …
Every once in a while it’s a real treat to sit down and listen to someone play jazz influenced by good ol’ straight-ahead hard-bop. These days it seems as if the new gen…
Every once in a while it’s a real treat to sit down and listen to someone play jazz influenced by good ol’ straight-ahead hard-bop. These days it seems as if the new gen…
Saxophonist/composer Tim O’Dell and bassist Tatsu Aoki come to this duo recording with solid credentials. O’Dell is Saxophone/Jazz Studies instructor at the University o…
Guitarist A. Spencer Barefield has a resume anyone would covet. Among the foundations/agencies he has received grants from for writing compositions include the Meet-the-…
Free jazz is a tough field. It most often turns up as self-indulgent waste propagated mostly by artists who don’t have talent or technique and think free jazz is all abo…
Creating a compact disc recording of any value is a careful balance involving the adept juggling of many different, yet essential, multi-dimensional facets. The procedur…
The concept is a good one. Take one great record company, Fresh Sound Records (through their Fresh Sound New Talent subsidiary) of Barcelona - Spain, known for featuring…
At first glance the pairing of David Bloom (founder and director of the 30-year old Bloom School of Jazz in Chicago) with Cliff Colnot (principal conductor of the Chicag…