Craig W. Hurst

Craig W. Hurst

With his debut CD February’s Promise Mark Flugge brings to the jazz listener a superb collection of original compositions performed at high level of musical artistry…
Just as 19th century German composers melded the poetry of Schiller, Heine and Goethe to their newly composed music to create Romantic art song, so too has Sheila Landis an…
Like slowly flowing, molten lava, the music on the CD On Kloud 9 by the duo Kloud 9 has a smooth, undulating ebb and flow of sensuous, sophisticated, sound. On Kl…
Although the list of great jazz valve trombonists is not a particularly long one, a name that may be added along with Juan Tizol, Bob Brookmeyer, Rob McConnell, and Rich Ma…
Within the first few seconds of the CD Evolution, the listener should be abundantly aware that they are going to be in for a musical feast of delectable proportions.…
What most impresses the listener to Personae by the trio of Jonas Helborg, Shawn Lane and Jeff Sipe is the incredible technical chops these three musicians possess. …
The burnished, sexy, sultry, voice of balladeer Nancy Wilson has been part of the American popular music scene for half a century. At home in jazz, pop, and rhythm and blue…
At the very least, the newest CD release of Norman Granz’ Jazz At The Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, 1949 is an aural document of an important era in the history of jaz…
Any attempt at trying to categorize the music on the newest CD released by pianist Matthew Shipp, Nu Bop, would be an exercise in futility. This recording, a continu…
Brazilian electric guitarist Miguel Mega’s CD Coastline is his third solo effort. The recording combines elements of Latin, rock and jazz music into an electrifying …