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The cover of Norman Hedman’s new CD, Garden of Forbidden Fruit, features a bold, colorful illustration of a woman in a lush tropical setting, but there’s an unexpect…
Michael Drake continues to amaze and delight with his intimate jazz trumpet talents, and each CD he releases further reveals his enduring sounds. His sound is always cle…
Bobby Lewis defines groove as follows: "to enjoy oneself intensely; to interact harmoniously; a pronounced enjoyable rhythm; and an exciting experience." A musician with "i…
This DVD is "mean" good! Jazz music was meant to be played and heard and "seen" live and this DVD captures exactly what it should. The Messenger was filmed at the…
Like many other noteworthy recordings, Warren Vaché’s recording with the Scottish Ensemble, Don’t Look Back, started with an entirely different objective and deve…
New York-based guitarist/composer Francis Jacob comes up with a novel approach here. In effect, he spins two distinct versions of the same compositions, segmented into a…
How fortunate we are that Louie Bellson finally released a CD of his Sacred Music and Jazz Ballet. For years, musicians who worked with Bellson knew of his…
After the success of the Brubeck sessions in 2004, View So Tender : Wonder Revisited arrives as the result of a second collaboration between piani…
Karrin Allyson - Footprints- (2006 Concord Music Group) What’s so very appealing about this disk is the showcasing of numerous talents along with primary vocal…
Pianist Brian Trainor didn’t get to see the release of Why Try To Change Me Now? He died July 8, 2006, two months before the album hit the streets. The CD stands as …