Paul J. Youngman

Paul J. Youngman

Joel Miller and his band Mandala have a new album, Tantramar an inspirational, genre defying musical landscape that explores a wide range of beautiful melodies and h…
The debut recording Song to a Rose by trumpeter Jamie Breiwick is included in my top ten favorites of this past year. Song to a Rose is a contemporary jazz ap…
Clichés are the worst and I try to avoid them at all costs. I must admit, however, that the title for this CD is most apt. Pianist, Gil Coggins’ near debut recording, Be…
I have just come from a screening of a new film Duke Ellington Live In ’58. Obviously, it’s not new. This is a DVD by the Jazz Icon folks, a buried treasure that was…
The debut album Let It Go by Josh Nelson is impressive, beautifully crafted arrangements, a wonderful assortment of tunes and a superb performance by an excellent ca…
Engels Espiritos is a Brazilian harmonica player and a vocalist, he is also the leader on three albums, the most recent album, Faces of the Harp an independent relea…
Mike Barone, a trombone king, a big band leader, a composer, an arranger, a dedicated jazz artist, driving his big band to glory. His newest album, By Request -- the…
Jayme Stone plays banjo, he has a very distinctive style, he is a composer, an educator, a bandleader, a world traveler and a fresh new spirit on the contemporary music sce…
A good time feel pervades this recording, a self-titled solo effort, piano and vocals, Micah Barnes with singing in a style somewhat reminiscent to the hard edged gr…
An upbeat performance featuring exceptional playing from two gifted musicians, Matt Brubeck and David Braid, in a duet performance of piano and cello, in a style that may o…