John Doll

John Doll

This marks Christine Jensen's second release on the Effendi label and it is a superlative one. "A Shorter Distance" is comprised of music for quintet, sextet, and septet ar…
There was an historic opportunity in 1970 of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis recording together. This was on the verge of happening but Hendrix died that year in London. And D…
Just how much do you enjoy the vibraphone?
There have been influential vibes players which include luminaries such as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson,…
Eric Bolvin’s "Quorum" was conceived and recorded at Blue Cherry Studios in San Jose. Sometimes music can express a sense of place and usually works in favor of the compose…
I have early memories of descending into the Eagle’s Club with my grandmother to bring home my grandfather who tended the bar. It was so dark that I grasped my Nana’s hands…
Bop fireworks are popping and brilliant colors are flashing in streaks across the sky in Baltimore. Prestige has captured a live 1973 date of Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt at…
Sphinx is a Norwegian band that demands attention. The photos on their album, "The Riddle of Undisputed Truth," are alarming. It shows the faces of the band members are sli…
Sphinx is a Norwegian band that demands attention. The photos on their album, "The Riddle of Undisputed Truth," are alarming. It shows the faces of the band members are sli…
The second track of the Chico Hamilton’s latest recording, "thoughts of.... " sets the tone for the rest of the album. ‘Angel Eyes’ starts with bandleader Chico Hamilton le…
At first, Jean Pierre Zanella’s Montreal-based band on the "Mother Tree" album emerges as merely a very competent ensemble. They are a tight-knit group, but the sound on th…