Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

It's been a long, long time! Lydia Pense and Cold Blood return with some cool new material and a couple of oldies. Baby Boomers will recall this fine Bay Area funk-rock-blu…
Dick Hyman is an enigma. Here is a pianist who plays the music of numerous classic jazz figures while forging his own identifiable style. Whether executing the works of Eub…
From its inception, the jazz world has been a haven for trombonists. Beginning with men like Kid Ory through Jack Teagarden, Frank Rosolino, J.J.Johnson, Kai Winding, the i…
It seems almost incredible that there is not a surviving member of this 1969 all-star quartet. Ralph Sutton (1922-2001) was probably the greatest modern practitioner of gen…
Here's a musician who has been branded with a number of musical styles. With nine CDs behind him, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach shows great versatility. Having heard of his reput…
When I first played this album, I felt the same degree of smug satisfaction that I recall from more than fifty years ago when I heard my first Eddie Condon album. It's the …
Let's have a look at a new figure on the Canadian blues circuit. Brian Blain is a native of the eastern townships of Quebec. That's the portion of Quebec that borders on Ve…
Beaux J Poo Boo is a recently formed jazz quartet staffed by four renowned music educators. Named for the composition "Beaux J Poo Boo" by Les McCann, the quartet turns out…
Many blues and jazz collectors, including this reviewer, enjoy historical anthologies. These compilations provide us with a quick glimpse into a particular era, instrument …
Fans of Ritchie Hart's 2004 album Blues In The Alley will be pleased to see a new release by the guitarist next month. Greasy Street will hit the shelves of y…