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Diary is the latest release by Argentinean-born, Brazilian-bred guitarist Torcuato Mariano. Mariano plays a blend of jazz and Brazilian music that he calls ‘Rio Chill’. Act…
Dismiss all thoughts of arrogance or hyperbole: the Great Jazz Trio could not have been more aptly named, and one listen to their latest recording, "Someday My Prince Will …
Human Spirit is alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo’s third album as a leader. It was preceded by 1999’s "From The Inside Out" and 2001’s "Keep Steppin’". "From The Inside Out" w…
Live At Tula’s is the latest release from jazz vocalist Greta Matassa and it’s absolutely fantastic. Recorded, as the title implies, live at Tula’s Restaurant and Nightclub…
The latest release from guitarist/vocalist Chris Bergson is a blues album, entitled appropriately enough, "Blues". It was recorded live at Smoke and features Matt Wilson on…
Wild Rice, the new duo release by guitarists Paul Bourdeau and Shane Simpson is an interesting CD. Bourdeau and Simpson (both exceptional players) play a fusion of jazz and…
Elenar, the newest release by Montreal-born saxophonist, composer and arranger Francois Theberge is by far the finest and most exciting modern jazz album I have heard in a …
Phrygian Istikhbar is the stunning debut from the very talented Tunisian pianist Wajdi Cherif. It’s a blend of jazz and Tunisian classical music, though it leans a little h…
Serenata is the beautifully sensitive new release by Mike Marshall and Jovino Santos Neto. It is a tribute to the internationally-renowned Brazilian multi-instrumentalist H…
Tracings is the latest CD by saxophonist Mike Tracy. It’s a fine recording of Brazilian-inspired jazz played by a great group of musicians. The core band consists of Tracy …