John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Romance is in the air when Glenn Miller unveils his danceable and also listenable music. The arrangements are lucid and the wonderful melodies come alive again bringing nos…
There is truth to the adage "The Older The Fiddle, The sweeter the tune" On his 80th birthday, Flip Phillips swung like one of the Flying Wallendas. He was accompanied b…
O.F.F. is by far the cornerstone of this album. Both The Guitar of George Muscatello and the Tenor of Brian Patneaude generate ideation not found in the other offerings. Th…
There is a rather melancholy feel to this recording, marked by an otherworldly air. After a somewhat disjointed trumpet solo by Wynton Marsalis on "Shooting Star" Nash's…
The highlight of this recording is the extended Tenor solo of Mike Murley on "Jake's Lament:" The saxophone managed to convey his message despite the rebarbative slapping b…
This album offers everything the Jazz cognoscenti could wish for and then some. Diane Marino goes from the fast moving "This Can't Be Love" to the chanson noir sadness o…
VSOJAZ Records in Virginia Beach has produced yet another fine recording with Laura Martier and The John Toomey Quartet. Miss Martier has the timing of a fine watch and …
This recording is a sensational tribute to Gene Harris by three remarkable musicians, two of which were members of "The Three Sounds" (Henry Franklin, Bass and Carl Burnett…
An all star lineup of Guitarists and the easy vocal style of Diane Hubka makes this recording a most delightful listening experience. Miss Hubka has the exceptional ability…
There are certain singers that immediately put the listener at ease. This is the case with Michele Anastasio whose clarity of tone, enunciation and God given ability to sta…