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The Jazz Life, as interpreted by Bradford Hayes, sounds like a joy; a wondrous exploration of Mr. Hayes’ experiences in life, love, family and music. These revelat…
Dr. Draw, a pop violinist, looks too young to actually be a doctor. Eugene Draw is a fine violinist. He has released a new CD, Adagio and with the mastery of a surge…
David Joel, guitarist, songwriter and bandleader, has released a new CD Spiral Sky. A studio album that is produced by Joel and Derrick Graves, who is also the sound…
Ms. Allen’s self-titled debut album as a leader is a great first effort. Colleen Allen is a multi-instrumentalist, playing, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, clarinet and…
Theo Croker grew up in a musical family; jazz would seem to be coursing through his veins, a young trumpeter, 21 years old, with talent to spare. The debut album from this …
Bill McBirnie is a Canadian flutist based in Toronto, Ontario - he is the leader on this Latin tinged and titled recording, Paco Paco. The CD features many classic j…
Mort Weiss, The B3 and Me, interesting title for a clarinetist to come up with isn’t it! Well, the liner notes do a good job of detailing the events that led up to t…
Classic best describes this 2-disk compilation, The Complete 1957 Riverside Recordings, Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane. The term "complete" is no understatement;…
David Braid communicates with a musical spirit that seemingly knows no bounds, a pianist, composer, arranger, leader and sideman that has done it all. On this recording, ma…
The recording's title track, "Metropole," is the opening song: a rich, full sounding catchy rhythm introduces the band, a nice horn arrangement with a funky pulsating beat,…