Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

This CD is hot! Not surprising. This group hails from Sweden, a country where jazz education is supported and jazz players welcomed, whether visitors or expatriates. (The d…
Boston-based Sai Ghose is an intriguing pianist/ composer. As a pianist, he is as rhythmic as they come. He has great hand independence. Plenty of power with the left and a…
Vikki True's new album, her fifth, will have listeners shaking their heads. Some will shake them rapidly signifying "too far out." And then there's that very slow shake acc…
It was June 1968. Some two years earlier Thad Jones, the Basie trumpeter, and Mel Lewis, noted for his drumming with Kenton, had formed an all-star band to play a regular M…
History is often thought of as a chronological study of events; jazz history as a review of styles and musicians from ragtime to avant- garde. That doesn't have to be. It's…
It may seem to some that "little" big bands made their debut during the current swing dance revival. Not so! Actually, some of the new "retro" swing bands are caricatures o…
Jerry Jerome: Cliquot Club Eskimos. Jazz tenor for Miller (37-38), Norvo (38), Goodman (38-40) and Shaw (40-41). Freelancer, arranger, composer, NBC staff leader, TV commer…
You might expect a breath of fresh air out of the Pacific Northwest, but Latin jazz? The innovative Seattle-based Jazz Police orchestra provides both withcharts composed an…
I own only three soundtrack recordings. Two are Henry Mancini scores for "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and "Two For the Road" which reflect my respect for Mancini and my long lo…
Marcelle Gauvin, another of those talented people from Southern New England, is an exciting jazz singer who will capture you with her versatile andexpressive voice. Not too…