John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Every once in a while, a recording of such musical magnitude crosses my desk that it makes me wonder if I can do it justice. No written word can adequately describe "sound"…
This trio goes right to the heart of hip, they have detonated a musical powder keg and I jumped on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. Joe Cartwright has ideation and touc…
Honoring the past and celebrating the present is the theme of this elegant recording. A fine choice of tunes, a singer with a voice as dusky as a southern night, pianist…
Franck Amsallem has what every musician strives for, uniqueness and an individual style. "I Got Rhythm" goes into orbit with a clever arrangement of this mother of all t…
Swing is king here or better still King is swing. Bill King is an established jump swing back beat master and the transition to a polished 'modern jazz' player is no surpri…
The dusky voice of Sony Holland lends itself beautifully to the brilliant compositions of husband Jerry Holland. Usually when I see the word 'original' I run for cover..…
As it states in the liner notes, this album was recorded live to 2 track dat...no overdubs...no fixes. (This is the music of my formative years and it is simply magic).W…
Bob Florence is a Pianist of unequalled harmonic virtuosity, as well as a composer and arranger of both sensitivity and power. Florence brings a mystical romanticism on the…
This is a recording that features 12 great artists at their best...I have selected 4 that move the soul and have special qualities insofar as style, substance and unprecede…
John Basile is a first rate Guitarist and he has assembled a fine cast of characters to spread his message. A prime example of his fluidity and dexterity can be heard on Jo…