John Dworkin

John Dworkin

Fred Scott has put together his Unknown Soul recording almost entirely on his own. With the exception of John Harrington playing bass on one track, Scott plays all the inst…
Eclecticism seems to be the M.O. of the Michael Ross Quartet’s latest release titled "Year of the Dog". The recording is made up of all original pieces written by either ba…
There’s an early period of musical development for most jazz and rock players where things start to come together. They start making sense. You’re not making great (or even…
The list of jazz vibraphonists that are household names (in jazz households, that is) is not very long. Not as long as, say, that same list made up of tenor saxophonists. L…
The list of jazz vibraphonists that are household names (in jazz households, that is) is not very long. Not as long as, say, that same list made up of tenor saxophonists. L…
The Scott Dubois Quintet debut recording Monsoon is consistently irreverent in relation to mainstream jazz ideals - maybe self-consciously so. It’s an unwieldy mix o…
Joe Bonamassa’s latest CD "Had to Cry Today" has no shortage of smokin’, let ‘er rip, blues/rock guitar blowing. Being 27 years old (not too young, but young enough to ment…
Anglo American (AA) is an extremely wide-ranging retrospective of tenor saxophonist Gary Windo, made up of rare and previously unreleased music. Windo had an uncanny…
Brian Charette’s "Digital Honesty" (D.H.) is wildly imaginative, ambitious , and successful. Actually integrating multiple styles into something interesting and original is…
Satoko Fujii Trio’s latest CD "Illusion Suite" (I.S.) is a vast playground of creative music-making styles, performed with clarity, urgency, and vision. This is the 6th rec…
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