Bruce Pulver

Bruce Pulver

I first heard Annie Sellick several years ago in a Nashville jazz club. She blew me away as she grabbed the words from the page and made them her own. Very few vocalists…
If asked to name things that work well in three’s, I’d say, sides of a pyramid, rings in a circus, Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria of 1492, knit one, purl two, and of course…
When Take Me Home arrived on my desk several weeks ago, I saw the recording included four of my favorite tunes "Old Devil Moon," "Cheek to Cheek,"…
Be Aware! Once you press "Play", you will want to listen over and over. Other CD's in your collection will get jealous. Carol Duboc has created something special with her l…
The Bill Peterson Trio’s self-titled, debut project delivers a combination of harmony, rhythm and interactive play that says "wake up, here we are!" Pay attention…
AHH!!! Music with a purpose!!! Captured "in the moment" at Birdland in New York City on August 8th, 2004, the setting is live and Natalie Douglas captures a "real perfor…
At first pass, the instrumental lineup on "Fragment" (Guitar, Bass, Drums and Winds) begs a big OH NO!!! Is this a "strap yourself in fo…

No excuses Nashville! You have the top shelf, Nashville Jazz Orchestra (NJO) now performing LIVE Big Band Jazz every Tuesday night at the French Quarter Café in East Nashville. First note at 7pm, you catch two mind-blowing sets and be on your way home by 9:30pm. The minimal cover charge of $10.00 and no drink minimum is a perfect value for today’s entertainment dollar, especially if want a sample of what big band music is all about. Once you hear it, be fair warn

The early what, gets the what? The riddle is simply to make a point. The early Parker (Charlie Parker as in the BIRD) gets the Frank Sinatra (as in CHAIRman of the Board). From the first downbeat, 8:30pm on Monday June 1st, until the final notes went silent, Cafe290 was standing room only. Why? The crowd came to hear Big Band Jazz? What are you kidding? No joke. This is not your Grandfather's music. No bubble m

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