Jim Mcelroy

Jim Mcelroy

Winard Harper's newest recording Make It Happen, on Piadrum records is simply not for everyone. It is only for those who really love music, have a real taste fo…
Alain Perez learned about his Cuban musical heritage the same way most other boys of his generation did ,by listening to his grandfather sing tonadas and gu…
Brian Lynch gets complaints about his music.It usually comes from the guys trying to play his music, but it is not something that bothers him. "Conrad Herwig the trombone p…
For the first time in nearly five years the colossus of the saxophone is back, and not a moment to soon. Sonny Rollins has a new label and a new recording and those of u…
It is very difficult to say anything really bad about the new recording from Joshua Bayer , New Voice: Old Voice, the reason is very simple, it is as close to p…
Nobody can say that Ignacio Berroa rushes into things. A sought after drummer who has played with a whose who of Jazz luminaries, Berroa is just now releasing his first …
It has been said that the greatest compliment Duke Ellington could give another musician was to say that he or she was "beyond category." If you would like to hear what …
When an painter approaches his canvas for the first time there is nothing before him but a blank space upon which to work. The same is true for a musician, when they app…
There are some recordings that really defy you to place them in one sort of category or another and this is definitely one of them. Toukouleur, the new recordin…
Lukas Vesely, the 28 year old Czech American jazz bassist has a new album called Peace Prayer out and it is a collection of sublime and very heartfelt numbers, …
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