Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

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 …
Florian Ross, still in his twenties, is a versatile and talented pianist/composer/arranger/bandleader from Germany. His albums reflect his versatility. "Seasons and Places,…
It's intergenerational, boys and girls, and it's fun! Now, this CD arrives too late for my grandkids and it won't give your kiddies an appreciation of later Trane or even e…
Mainstream pianist Benny Green,a protege of Oscar Peterson, doesn't try to overwhelm you with pyrotechnics,at least on this CD. However, he does have the chops (or hands!) …
My wife used to think that Paul Desmond was Dave Brubeck. (No, she is not the woman who once actually asked Desmond, "How many of you are there in your quartet?") What she …
Rolling Stone has described composer/reedman Phillip Johnston as "the H.G. Wells of the Jazz World." In over two decades he has composed for dance, theater, and films (incl…