Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

The American debut CD by Russian vocalist/actress Natalia Nazarova takes a rather novel approach in that the singer pursues pop, smooth jazz and straight-ahead jazz in both…
This is a somewhat unusual compilation on a 2 CD set and will be advertised shortly on TV. Thirty three tracks occupy the set and run the gamut from Glen Miller to Dinah Wa…
Alex Pangman is an incredibly young songstress from Toronto, Canada. At age 22, she must be truly the youngest of the "Red Hot Mammas". In this debut CD, Alex has drawn upo…
My introduction to guitarist Lou Mecca occurred in the early 1950s when I was in my teenage years. I had obtained a Gil Melle 10" LP featuring Lou's fine work. My closest f…
The concept of an all-female big band may still be a novelty to some listeners but it isn't really new at all. The 1930s found Americans dancing to the sounds of Ina Ray Hu…
This new release by Maxjazz should be on the racks by the time you read this. Vocalist Asa Harris appears in duo, quartet and quintet combinations with other Chicago musici…
Now living in New York, jazz singer, Carla Cook was born in Detroit and influenced by the Motown sounds, classical and gospel music. She performs internationally today and …
In view of the high praise given to their recent Jazz Crusade release and their 2002 album with gospel singer Tori Robinson, the Vintage Jazzmen sent along a one of their o…
Prior to settling in San Antonio, Loretta Cormier performed in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. The Texas-based jazz singer has now released her debut CD encompassing 13 standa…
Having played piano and bass guitar in her youth, Masha began singing at the age of 19 and by 1990 she had developed the Masha Bijlsma Band and toured as the opening act fo…