Karl Stober

Karl Stober

As clouds roll by on a windy Autumn day blanketing the earth below with serenity so does the tones and gentle vocals of one Bruce A. Henry. Mr. Henry with his 2003 release …
Tony Gallo Has "Something to Say" and sing!Innovative interpretation and vocal tones coated in class describe the contents of Tony Gallo’s debut project "Something to Sa…
Articulate jazz composition and guitar is a marriage declared by the spirits, a bond in which two variables directly react to the presence of the other to form enchanting m…
Flames in her eyes, seduction in her voice, and aspiration in her heart is the only way to describe Lisa McCormick’s recent project "Mystery Girl". Released in 2003, this J…
On a carousel of eclectic jazz from Bebop to Bossa Nova, Christiana Drapkin and Charles Sibirsky, put forth a delightful project released through IANA Records stamped for y…
For a vocalist one of the weighty ingredients to a successful delivery of a specific performance is aspiration. Aspiration to pour ones full spirit and fire into a tune as …
29.01.2011

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Sara Gazarek-Yours (2005 Native Language Music Inc.)

If your choice vocals are that of the "Girl Next Door" appeal then I will make your day with a recommended spin of this jewel box "Yours", for Ms. Gazarek is it! Intimate and tender sultry yet innocent at times, her presentation is very much worth the listen. Her 2006 "Yours" possibly could open new doors for this impressionable yet knowledgeable songster. I am eager to follow her development with her next release as she unravels …

29.01.2011

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Ranee Lee & Oliver Jones Just You, Just Me (2005 Justin Time Records)

Hot sizzle with a splash of elegance, as one would say pure temptation! It’s a continuous groove from spin to spin with charisma injected into the soul of Canadian sensation Ranee Lee and Oliver Jones as they perform Just You, Just Me and of course the heated beat does makes three . Lee’s tenacious feel to "Stardust" is just a hypnotic sensuality laced with innocence however as absurd as this may sound, spin i …

29.01.2011

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Bonnie Bramlett-Roots, Blues, & Groove (2006 ZOHO Records)

Bold, Brassy, and bursting of Blues is the only way to script this groove we are stuck in when Ms. Bonnie Bramlett vocalizes. At first listen I was caught up in her delivery and execution of deep soulful emotion. This will be the equivalent for you! Selections range from standards to her own artistry, which are the highlights of this disk. Case in point "I Can Laugh About It Now" is pure untarnished classic blues with a …

29.01.2011

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Buck Hill - Relax (2006 Severn Records)

Tenor sax aficionado Buck Hill extracts the classic tunes of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker along with himself to fashion a spin worth any collection. Distinct reverberations such as the Ozment organ thrusting out mystic grooves offers to the listener added adventures presented on this disc. The project is a very respectful example of pure jazz swing. Sit back with Hill’s "Old Folks" and the intro sax weeping and setting the tempo, so very cool! …