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Pianist Rick Germanson steps out with his third hit, Off The Cuff, after several years as sideman to many jazz elites. Bringing with him bassist, Gerald Cannon and…
New York City-based vocalist and master improviser, Lisa Sokolov elevates jazz and pop standards to newer realms on her fifth solo outing. With these duo, trio and quart…
Leading a band to the realization of one's ideas is its own challenge. Having side players versed in leading themselves can only add to the process. Seattle-born, New Yo…
One can debate whether the big bands are "dead"--and a good chunk of this CD's liner notes are devoted to that debate--but one must acknowledge that large ensembles still c…
At first glance, trumpeter Dominick Farinacci seems to have sprung fully formed onto the jazz scene, but that's only if you don't live in Japan. His U.S. debut, Love…
Sheer loveliness, Italian-born vocalist/goddess Marth J has the dulcet pitch of Petula Clark, the bedroomy-eye timbres of Lena Horne, and the exquisite nuances reminisce…
Somehow it just doesn’t seem right. Trumpet fusion master Mark Isham, known to most as a Hollywood film scorer for so many movies and television shows, it just doesn’t s…
Here, three Swedish improvisers abide by the manifesto, that "each sound has its own narrative" via the acoustic-electric format. Recorded at the Academy of Music and Dr…
There is no mistaking the fact, Wynton Marsalis may very well, heck, he is, the greatest jazz composer following the era of Duke Ellington. Marsalis has an ear for construc…
Composer-saxophonist-educator and Oregon born Tim O’Dell earned Bachelor’s and Doctoral degrees in music from the University of Iowa, as well as a Master’s in Music degr…