Craig W. Hurst

Craig W. Hurst

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 …
One of the great things brought to a listener via live recordings is the excitement and presence of being "in the moment" of an actual performance. One has the opportunity …
With the release of the CD Bobby Shew, Gary Foster and Friends Play the Music of Reed Kotler, trumpeter extraordinaire Bobby Shew and multi-woodwind master instrumen…
There are so many different influences present in the music on the newest CD Bridge by Akiko Pavolka’s House of Illusion that it almost defies categorization. This c…
The debut CD The Unsuspecting Moment by Mark Gould and Friends is a collection of nine tunes composed or arranged by Tampa Bay/Sarasota, Florida based tenor saxophon…
For those familiar with the sounds of "light" jazz, the new CD by Mark Adams Asceticism a portrait in jazz will certainly meet their expectations. The recording has …