John Gilbert

John Gilbert

This recording is impressive in many ways, On the one hand there is the mystical presence of Django Reinhardt in Vignola's complex message and then a boppish whisper to Cha…
Michael Kanan has assembled a first class trio. Tim Pleasant on Drums is an adept and facile player who keeps the time, adds very hip accents and embellishments and most im…
Richard Simon has not only jammed with the King of Thailand, in the company of the estimable Mr. Sam Most, but the Kings of Be-Bop have also been privy to Simon's deft play…
This is the initial CD for Lulee Fisher and quite possibly the breakthrough needed for this engaging, sweetly sophisticated vocalist. The undercurrent of sensuality is ever…
Jack Reilly's marvelous approach to the improvisational style that he has developed gives him an identity all his own. It is a singular posture. All jazz players strive for…
Dan Jacobs has succeeded in doing what every musician strives for and rarely achieves, their own identity. His Trumpet style is unique, there is an introspective feel to hi…
Swinging is defined by this writer as the ability of the music to move one emotionally. Julie Kelly not only swings, she has the finest repertoire of tunes in the business.…
The selection of tunes on this disc were the portent of very hip things to come. This fine trio has woven a tapestry of jazz that swings tastefully, like a porch glider on …
Stu Goldberg has fashioned what the scribes have dubbed as "Classical Jazz" and maybe a bit more classical than pure jazz. Nonetheless it is a fine piece of work with brill…
This recording has a unique make-up, instrumentally speaking, and it works beautifully. There is an other worldly feel to the tunes that give it a ethereal sense. Sherman F…