Peter Westbrook

Peter Westbrook

Jacky Terrasson was recently acclaimed by The New York Times Magazine as "one of 30 artists under the age of 30 most likely to make an impact on American culture in the nex…
Flutist, pianist, vocalist, composer, Dotti Anita Taylor has been well known in the New York area for many years, although this is her first recording under her own name. W…
Mark Weinstein is strictly an amateur jazz flutist -- in the best possible sense. These days "amateur" is usually taken to mean less than competent, but the word is derived…
The post-war history of the clarinet in jazz is summed up in a 1961 Down Beat article: "The Clarinet In Jazz . . . What Happened?" "Face it:" wrote Leonard Feather, …
I got off on the wrong foot with Anat Cohen. I have been very concerned recently about the hyperbole that surrounds some performers; when the hype gets out too far ahead of…
I found the key to this recording in the liner notes. Thanking the musicians on the date, leader Terry Gibbs writes "They all came in with the same feeling and spirit of ‘L…
There has always been a good deal of classical/jazz crossover going on over the years, but it is notable that the musicians who seem to excel at both genres are primarily j…
Now here is something unexpected. I have been aware of guitarist Paul Wingo for a long time; he has been a fixture of the Washington/Baltimore scene for years--more than 25…
Having reviewed two recitals by Imani Winds over the past year, it is a pleasure to receive their latest recording, the music from the first of these performances, t…
Recently, by one those cosmic coincidences, several recordings by artists from the great North West have arrived at my door, two from Seattle and this one from Vancouver B.…