Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

Guitarist Gene Segal's debut recording Hypnotic is an appealing melange of contemporary jazz-funk á la John Scofield and Medeski Martin & Wood, no…
It's no coincidence, perhaps, that John Hollenbeck refers to his 20+ member orchestra as a Large Ensemble. The terms 'Big Band' and 'Orchestra' are rife with all sorts of c…
The Italian-born, Boston-based guitarist Massimo Sammi is currently a composition student at the New England Conservatory, where he's won the praise of giants such as Ran B…
Film noir - the dimly-lit, cynical and stylish urban crime dramas that flourished as a cinematic sub-genre during the mid-20th Century - appears to be the inspi…
Amirani Records, an impressively eclectic and adventurous Italian indie label, scores again with "Eclipse" by Ear & Now, a co-operative musical venture featuring mul…
Gypsy Schaeffer is not an individual, but an adventurous Boston-based jazz quartet with an improbably large stylistic sweep. New Album is their third recording for…
New Hampshire native and saxophone virtuoso Charlie Kohlhase certainly has a sense of humor - after all this is a man who titled one of his recordings 'Play Free or Die.' T…
A trio comprised of piano, trumpet, and drums, White Rocket makes the most of a seemingly limited instrumental palette on their self-titled debut CD. A lot of the credit fo…
Pieces of Old Sky is Samuel Blaser's fourth recording as a leader. Previous sessions led by the Swiss trombonist include a quartet ("7th Heaven"), a solo trombone CD, and a…
Guitarist Ori Dakari's music fuses the seemingly disparate worlds of modern jazz and the folk and ethnic musics of North Africa and Eastern Europe. The first thin…