Chuck Vecoli

Chuck Vecoli

Brilliant! That is the first thing that came to my mind after listening through this CD the first time. I'll grant you, the material, compositions of Michel Petrucciani,…
Maetar, Live at Harvelle’s is unique for its time and place in music. Itai plays bass and percussion and sings some, Hagai Izraeli plays trumpet, flugelhorn…
Frøy Aagre has done it again, she has put together a blend of compositions that further demonstrates her skill and talent. But more than showcase her own gifts, they inc…
This self-produced disc by Seán Kennedy is an impressive collection of compositions that feature some solid players from the Philadelphia area. Kennedy composed all the son…
When one picks up a Jazz CD these days, there are many things that can happen, you can listen and say "that's cool, they do a good job covering those tunes" or you could sa…
This latest release by The John Hart Trio, entitled Indivisible, consists of eight originals by Hart, and three cover tunes including A Nightingale San…
In a day and age when female jazz vocalists are returning to the popular music scene, the industry and the artists run the risk of turning out works that "fit the formula".…
A debut CD by Norwegian group OffbeaT is a breath of fresh air. FrØy Aagre leads OffbeaT through a song list that features haunting ballads and exhilarating atonal improvis…
Inner Journey is Kevin Dorsey's first project consisting entirely of his own compositions. The recording reflects Dorsey's diverse and extensive composition b…

Jazz is the ideal model of genetic evolution. New individuals express similar traits to their ancestors. Why shouldn’t they? After all they are born of the same species, same DNA, same gene pool, but when the traits are blended within every new generation, something truly unique is expressed. There are similarities, likenesses in expression, a familiarity in the voice, a feature that is reminiscent of the previous generation and upon further investigation, it is …

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