Michael Casano

Michael Casano

The Four Bags’ Offshore CD is a mixed bag, throwing about jazz sensibilities, sleepy town Americana, an interesting interpretation of XTC‘s "Humble Daisy," and a cou…
For some ungodly reason unknown to me, Mr. Smith’s CD is not on a proper label. Unbridled restraint would best describe this intricate and cerebral music. Resolve pu…
The Bright Light Group is a Boston-based quintet led by guitarist Jeff Platz. From the opening track, "Bright Light," you get a sense of the virtuosity, the intelligent app…
Recorded live in Brooklyn on July 15, 2001, in a large industrial space, DDYGG has carved a fine groove between improvisational art and compositional discipline. At first, …
The trio, in jazz, is always an interesting dynamic because there is nowhere to hide. In the case of Bift, Matt Glassmeyer, Sean Moran, and Jason Wildman are not onl…
This is not your typical jazz CD and perhaps that is a good thing. Percussionist Claudio Scolari’s Reflex CD is an experiment in electronic music that borrows concep…
Hope is a solid album of straight ahead jazz consisting of nine original compositions and two arrangements: Coldplay’s "God Put A Smile On Your Face" and Charles Min…
Prime Numbers, a trio featuring bassist Jonas Tauber, has captured the perfect blend of live jazz, exploratory meanderings, and a cohesive structure that makes this CD a mu…
Guitarist Dom Minasi returns from many years of recording silence with this excellent CD. As a creative guide, this composer/guitarist cites the influence of jazz greats Jo…
This excellent CD is all about atmospheric experimentation. The members of the trio play their instruments to compliment one another, so this is not a slugfest of blaring t…
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