Paul J. Youngman

Paul J. Youngman

Benjamin Koppel is a Danish saxophonist. On this recording European Jazz Factory he is the composer of all but three of the songs and fills the role of producer. The…
Low Down, No Good Down Right Nasty, no, this is not how I would describe the debut CD by Canadian tenor saxophonist Bill Prouten. As much as the CD cover might indic…
I always question the relevance of reissues. Concord Music Group has just released a re-mastered version of Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High and I believe it is a…
From listening to the title track of this 2007 debut Matt Rippetoe release you get the distinct impression Rippetoe doesn’t take himself too seriously. Boink is at t…
East of the Sun, West of the Moon by The LaVerne Christie Trio, another guitar trio, and led by a women. How many serious female jazz guitarists are there? I can onl…
Thoughts Past and Present by Harry Whitaker is a classic jazz trio recording from a master pianist, composer and arranger. On this recording of nine original composi…
Ari Roland, stand up bassist, composer and leader on this his most recent recording And So I Lived In Old New York carries on in the bebop tradition. His quartet of …
Bill Easley’s Business Man’s Bounce swings through eleven songs with an easy going feel that is laid back, smooth and polished. Easley, a mellow toned tenor saxophon…
If you enjoy jazz guitar, if you are a guitarist, if you like small groups, straight-ahead jazz, and especially if you are a Wes Montgomery fan, then this DVD, Wes Montg…
Matt Haviland is an accomplished trombonist, composer, and arranger, who, along with saxophonist Vincent Herring, has produced an exquisite contemporary jazz album of tanta…