Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

What is there to say about any performance by the late "Ella"? The superlatives have all appeared in print, radio, TV and every media known to mankind including smoke si…
Kris Adams is a very impressive young vocalist. The Boston-based artist issued her debut CD in late 1999 for Jazzbird and I was pleased to receive this copy recently. Kris …
The band changes slightly from the last session reviewed here last week. Clarinetist Allan Vaché and drummer Ed Metz Jr. traveled up from Florida. Allan is regularly heard …
The Duchess" is Doris Spears' debut CD for Dreambox-Encounter and is quite a treat. The singer kicks off with a spirited version of Evil Gal Blues, once a very popular item…
The British born clarinetist, Sammy Rimington, entered the traditional jazz scene in the late 1950s with the U.K. bands of Barry Martyn and Ken Colyer. My first encounter w…
The "European Sessions" CD was recorded in Germany during the spring of 1998. James Morrison is the renowned Australian multi-instrumentalist featured in a couple of my rec…
The New Orleans Days Jazz Band is rapidly becoming a fixture at various restaurants and watering holes around Ottawa, Canada. Formed in 1996, the group indulges their colle…
This young artist is presented by "Generations in Jazz," a James Morrison Scholarship. The bassist is featured performing five of his own compositions within a sextet forma…
Reed Renaissance is a group brought together just for this session by Jazz Crusade owner, Big Bill Bissonnette. Both reedmen are veterans of the West Coast jazz revival day…
Gregg Stafford is, at 45, one of the younger New Orleans revivalists on the scene today. Gregg took over the lead of Danny Barker's Jazz Hounds after Barker's passing and i…