Roman St. James

Roman St. James

Rule Of Three is a fine new release from the sax, bass and drum trio of Geof Bradfield, Noel Kupersmith and Ted Sirota (respectively). The piano-less/guitar-less sax trio i…
Point Of Grace is the sophomore release from the Washington D.C.-based Pete BarenBregge - Frank Russo Group. Well conceived and (for the most part) well executed, this mode…
Monk In Paris: Live At The Olympia is the newest addition to the long list of available Thelonious Monk recordings and what a marvelously exquisite addition it is! Recorded…
‘Ancestral Spirits’, the latest release from tenor & soprano saxophonist Bob Miles is ultimately a fine CD, but it’s one of those CDs that may have to grow on you over seve…
Cycling, the debut release by the Upper Left Trio is an absolutely stunning CD. The piano trio is the most basic of the jazz group configurations, but its simplicity inhere…
If I had to choose one word to describe Tuey Connell’s vocal performance on his new CD "Under The Influence," it would be the word ‘pleasant.’ As a descriptive, ‘pleasant’ …
Piano Jondo translates to "deep-feeling piano" in the Spanish Andalusian dialect and this album certainly lives up to that title. Born and raised in Sevilla, Spain, Diego A…
The Game’s Afoot, the new release by the John Carlini Quartet is a different kind of jazz album, to say the least. Carlini and his band have produced an album that combines…
The Legendary Tenor Saxophonists 1922-1940 is really a recorded history of the evolution of the tenor saxophone as it relates to jazz music. As Scott Yanow stated in the li…
Midnight is the latest release from the great jazz vocalist Diane Schuur. Schuur’s voice, as always, is rich and engaging. Unfortunately, the material on this disc more oft…