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Laurence Hobgood’s name appears as the primary one in the jacket design for When the Heart Sings, but there’s no doubt that the album is a joint enterprise, the resu…
If Little Richard sang jazz, he would sound exactly like the Philippines jazzman Mon David. David’s vocal expressions have Richard’s unbridled verve and over the top hoo…
Tenor sax ace Sean Nowell’s second date as a leader provides some insight into his broad musical vernacular, since the Birmingham, AL., native has composed film scores a…
What a voice. I mean, what a voice! Jackie Ryan, who has been wowing audiences and critics and musicians and anyone else who happens to be within earshot of her voice…
When Laurence Hobgood tickles the ivories, it transports the listener to a desirable place. It cleanses the mind of any worries, and places the listener in a world where…
Swing jazz vocalist Mark Lambert fuses his love of Brazilian, Arabian and Indian music with the gentle fluidity of classic jazz in his new record, Under My Skin f…
Kurt Elling sings the music of John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman for his latest release, Dedicated To You, performed live at Lincoln Center in New York City for the conce…
Singer-songwriter-bassist Mimi Jones gives modern jazz a spritz of ethnic musical influences with a piping of Latin-soul, smooth funk, and soft jazz arias. Her latest re…
Smooth jazz guitarist Freddie Fox creates beautiful music on his latest CD Feelin’ It. He produces an infectious chill-out feel in the rhythmic swells of "Souther…
When I listen to this ensemble, abstract connotations or thoughts of The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album moniker come to fruition. Of course, musical similari…