Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

Over the years, there have been a lot of jazz Christmas albums recorded, but this is one of the best. The session was recorded live in December, 2005 at The Cellar in Vanco…
What is great about this new CD is the interplay between the two saxophonists -- leader Aaron Irwin on alto and Rich Perry on tenor. Guitarist Ryan Scott, bassist Matt Cloh…
Listening to Human Motion is a lot like visiting an art gallery - the CD gives us an array of "sonic landscapes," as one critic puts it. Making up these "musical p…
I really liked this new big band album from the Tony Gairo-Gary Rissmiller Jazz Orchestra. Bands like this, containing relatively unknown musicians, seem to be springing up…
Relatively unknown New York vibraphonist Mark Sherman seems close to a breakthrough with his new release One Step Closer. On the CD, tenor sax great Joe Lovano gue…
It's a wonderful treat to hear Kenny Burrell, one of the world’s outstanding guitarists, in his formative years, playing with legendary greats, as well as contemporaries wh…
Owner Bob Weinstock founded Prestige Records in 1949. For over 20 years, the company put out records of some of the era’s great artists-Miles Davis, Red Garland, Sonny Roll…
Words like "tasty," "meditative," "witty" and "clever"-and, most appropriate, "swinging"-come to mind when you hear pianist Jessica Williams. Her trio’s subtly swinging sty…
It’s great to hear trumpet guru Wynton Marsalis recording with a small group before a live crowd, the players made up of musicians closely associated with Marsalis. In t…
This newly re-released CD, "Duke Ellington presents," originally recorded by Bethlehem Records in 1956, gives the listener a great to chance to hear the legendary Duke’s ba…