George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

Pheeeeeew!! Once I got past this woman's flawless good looks, I proceeded to 'review her disc'...(Somehow, that doesn't sound so nice!) Just kidding!.......chortle, chortle…
Jazz Trap-ster, Peter Zimmer & his solid quintet, treat us to a thesis of his original music. With Peter at the drums, the dissertation is edifying. The group displays a my…
Aside from the great mixing & mastering job, (Which I'll assume Lorraine held court over), I give this CD project a resounding.........WOW!! Lorraine's vocal delivery & vib…
From the backdrop of some serious, cogent, & gainful mixing & mastering by my good friend Peter Kontrimos, (acoustic bass player, & prolific recording engineer) @ 'PBS Stud…
Sarasota, Florida is the home of many a world class musician that one might consider 'unsung.' I have written about several whom I consider 'role model musician types' one in particular is trombonist extraordinaire, Greg Neilsen. There are dozens of things I could suggest positively about this gentle soul, but at the top of the shelf is his commitment to my favorite side of music, the big band idiom. Kudos too, to his 'barrel-house' size chops & prowess at playing his beloved ax, the trombone. < …
I am apprised that the great reedman & educator John La Porta who rubbed elbows with the likes of Stravinsky has passed on. It would be an understatement to say that John has touched so many lives (certainly mine) while he lived on earth. One of my fondest memories is my being able to feature John @ a club in Sarasota, Fl. I was the musical director for the club, & we would feature a local 'star' on a once/month basis. John & I hailed from the same area in N.E., but I had never had the distinct …
As usual, I'm honored to be asked to 'sit in' & peruse the awesome combined talent of our local treasure........Sarasota's Florida West Coast Symphony. For their Casual Classics 'Great Escape' series (2/5/04), the orchestra delved into the area of 'Sophisticated Ladies.' Maestro Leif Bjaland with his bent for taking both the classics & the jazz/pop idiom to the edge, succeeded once again with wowing his audience in his musical choices.

With an athletic, warm, & imposing conducting style, Bjal

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