Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

When we reviewed this band’s CD Wire & Wood three years ago, we predicted an award in the near future. That prediction held true. Glamourpuss received several nomina…
Once in a while, a gem falls into the laps of jazz listeners. Monk’s Bones is one of them. The newest release by the Monk’s Music Trio will hit the shelves of…
Some of our readers will already be familiar with Cole Broderick’s albums. During the 90s, the upstate New York pianist turned out four CDs dedicated to his hometown. The c…
For more than a century, the streets of New Orleans echoed the sound of marching bands with colorful names like Olympia, Excelsior, Eagle, Tuxedo and the early St. Joseph b…
One of the jazz world’s best known arrangers, Ernie Wilkins (1919-1999) was born in Saint Louis where he and his childhood pal Clark Terry gigged as teenagers. It was Clark…
A century ago, the Impressionist painters threw the art world into a spin when they painted scenes "as they saw them" rather than copying nature. Nick Moss could truly b…
Atlanta based guitarist Dan Baraszu offers his new CD Nightfall, a self-produced project distributed by the digital label Blue Canoe. The collection wi…
It should be mentioned up front that this is almost the same band that Woody Herman brought to the Everest studios in September 1958. Chubby Jackson was part of many of Her…
Easy As It Gets is the fourth CD by John Sheridan’s Dream Band. In typical fashion, Sheridan digs deep into the archives of his own memory and comes up with an in…
Herbie Hancock’s many fans come from a wide spectrum of musical genres. So do his guests on the new production titled Possibilities. Over the last several dec…