Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

The 1950s brought a number of jazz players to the attention of mass audiences. Jackie Gleason’s lush string arrangements featured trumpeter Bobby Hackett, alto saxophonist …
It seems like yesterday that Kenny Davern was "the kid" that played with Eddie Condon. Well, the kid reaches 70 this year and continues to improve. Surely, Condon is up the…
Many folks have their ears and eyes directed to Chicago's sassy young jazz chanteuse. Susan May entered the recording studio at the tender age of eleven. The result was her…
2005 seems to be a banner year for fine Christmas recordings. Here's another to add to your Christmas stocking. Pennsylvania songstress, Barbara Montgomery, offers h…
The Pacific Northwest is home to Bill Rhoades and the Party Kings and the band is a regional favorite. Rhoades is the consummate blues performer. He works for a music retai…
Regular readers of JazzReview may recall Roger Davidson's name from our recent review of a group named "BINGO." The band turned out a great album of jazz for children. A ve…
Seasoned collectors and newcomers to jazz appreciate compilation packages. Empire Musicwerks is anxious to introduce the jazz audience to some of the vintage material to wh…
Ron Kaplan is a crusader without a cape. His mission is to perpetuate the tradition of American popular song and everything that goes with it. This, his fifth album,…
Pennsylvania pianist, David Leonhardt, offers jazz fans a traditional Christmas album with a personal twist. Leonhardt is a highly polished musician with fresh ideas. It's …
It's always a special occasion when Odetta releases a new album. Gonna Let It Shine is Odetta's third CD for M.C. Records and it's a most welcome Christmas flavored …