John Doll

John Doll

Originally trained as an industrial engineer, Pavone did not begin playing the bass until his early twenties. The story goes that when Coltrane died in 1967, he attended Co…
Given the impressive lineup of Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman, you’d expect innovation with an edge. You’d assume the music would be difficult, but its astr…
The photo that graces W.E. Smith’s album reveals a lot about the man and his music. It is a photo taken early in the last century of a wooden-planked sheet music shop reple…
Mediterraneo is an exhilarating romp around the Mediterranean with excursions to Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Middle East and northern Africa. Paris Jazz Big Band presents…
Florida-based Eugene Grey mines familiar territory in interpreting rhythm and blues and reggae hits of years past. The music is timeless and Grey and his band certainly emb…
Photos of Elisabeth Welker grace the liner notes of Peter Welker’s new CD "Paradise is Awfully Nice." In a tribute to his mother, he writes: "You were an inspiration your e…
Cy Coleman is known as a "permanent jewel in Broadway’s musical crown." His songs have graced several Broadway musicals such as ‘Sweet Charity,’ ‘The Will Rogers Follies,’ …
If you walked into a room, closed your eyes, and listened Davis Weiss’ debut CD, "Breathing Room," you’d think that you were getting a small dose of Blue Note heaven. You c…
On Aaron Aranita’s new release, "One Day," Hawai’i is very much in the forefront even when his lyrics stray to other lands. Aranita’s music is easy-going and laid-back. For…
The soundtrack to the Fernando Trueba film, "Calle 54," is like a fantasy twelve course feast in which each of the courses are served up one after the other. The luxurious …