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Joe Montague

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If you like your jazz with great orchestration and a lot of horns, no let’s make that with really good horns then you will probably want to pick up Arturo Sandoval’s rec…
A friend of mine, a punk rock drummer once shouted from the stage at an awards show before the band started to play, ‘This is not the music your grandmother listened to.…
In May, Tab Benoit was named the Blues Male Artist of the Year and B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. As you listen to the Louisiana native’s Power Of T…
Monk On Mondays, the new CD from Monk’s Music Trio, hooks you right from the start of the opening track, "Let’s Call This," a bebop tune that features an extended…
Monk On Mondays the new CD from Monk’s Music Trio hooks you right from the start of the opening track "Let’s Call This," a bebop tune that features an extended ba…
The first few bars of "All the Cats Join In" rolled out featuring Dan Block’s clarinet and I oooed to nobody in particular, ‘This is going to be a good CD.’ George Gee a…
My first response when I looked at the CD cover for Morrie Louden’s Time Piece was ‘There sure are a lot of musicians on this album.’ Counting Louden, seventeen d…
Breathe The Relaxing Jazz Guitar is an aptly named CD from Telarc featuring some of the finest guitarists on the jazz scene. The album opens with the gorgeous "Ah…
At a considerably young age as jazz musicians go, Wayne Escoffery has established himself as a premier tenor and soprano sax player. Escoffery, who was born in London En…
Maria Muldaur has committed herself in recent years to honoring the great blues women of the past. Her May 15th release of Naughty, Bawdy & Blue takes us back t…