Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

Seems like Nancy Wlison has been with us forever! Well it's been almost 50 years, a period that took her from a church choir in Ohio through a long and successful jazz and …
Melissa Walker made her mark earlier with "May I Feel" and "Moment Of Truth." She combines the richest of voices with intuitive jazz sense and, rather than rest, just keeps…
Nat King Cole is incomparable. His feathery swinging touch and clean articulation has influenced such diverse pianists as Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans and Ahmad Jamal. His so…
This CD is special. On first hearing it the word that came to mind was "emotion". I can understand why a reviewer in 1997 was so moved that he couldn't write a review but s…
Swing is back. You'll find it on TV commercials. Swing dancers abound, although with more emphasis on aerobics than on jive. For some, however, swing never went away. This …
The Stan Getz Quartet with Chet Baker Quintessence-Volume Two Concord Jazz CCD 4858-2 I've waited a year for Volume Two, the second half of a rare 1983 meeting of these two…
Duke Ellington was impressed enough to arrange a 1963 recording session for Abdullah Ibrahim (then known as Dollar Brand). Since then this giant of a composer/pianist has b…
Judi Silvano provided the soprano voice for Joe Lovano's 'Rush Hour" and "Celebrating Sinatra."( Lovano reciprocates by appearing on two cuts on this CD.) The lady is a com…
The "venerable" blues and ballad singer Ernie Andrews (born on Christmas day) and veteran tenor player Plas Johnson (who plays like he should have been) bring barrels of Ch…
This review is for those who are not familiar with this remarkable British guitarist. I wasn't and that was my loss. His fans have been waiting for this Pittsburgh concert …