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Brian Woodbury’s release entitled "Variety Orchestra" is a like a traveling medicine show of tonics and herbal remedies, dried road kill, and anything else he can find alon…
Bulls Eye! sounds pretty wispy. Bailey 3, a combination of guitar, organ and drums, lead us through a series of jams that are delicately spun and intricately drawn, like a …
American-raised Paul Berner has worked with not only jazz luminaries as Monty Alexander and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, but with many northern European jazz artists. Bern…
Melodic Miner’s Daughter has a slighty schizoid feel to it. The CD cover looks like an elaborate personal diary that gives the impression of a New Age release. And then ins…
Listening to John O’Gallagher’s "Abacus" reminded me of paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, shadowy shapes that map the terrain of the unconscious. Kandinsky’s paintings used g…
Tom Dempsey and Tim Ferguson are longtime friends in the New York jazz community and they make their debut on their own album with well known local musicians, David Bixler …
Blessed with a sweet voice and a very competent band, Rebecca Sayre’s recent album entitled "This is Always" is a pleasant way of spending an hour. The selected pieces are …
It always seems that the Fresh Sound/New Talent label brings together inspiring musicians. "Subtextures" is no exception. This one features Rob Horton accompanied by the in…
A Little Night Waltz is a confidently sculpted piece of music. Pianist G.F. Mlely plays in a style that is reminiscent of Lennie Tristano, bold and slightly off-kilter. His…
Appearances can be deceiving. With the liner notes stating that the title track "reflects the culmination of some unjust personal challenges topped by the (World) Trade Cen…