George W. Carroll

George W. Carroll

First, it's always nostalgic to review an artist from my roots. And,seeing the name Peter Kontrimos, a bass player extraordinaire as well as consummate recording engineer, …
It's hard to stay in your seat when you hear the 1'st cut of thisanimated and very cogent jazz quartet. Plus, using one of my favorite reedmen, David Liebman was a personal…
With all the modern ingredients of jazz, time, phrasing, taste,incandescence, et al.........jazz chanteuse Alma Micic steps up to the vocal plate & hits a home run with her…
With an amalgam of his totally consummate choice of jazz musicians, jazz pianist Luis Perdomo embarks on his take of the world of Latin & bebop. Luis & his group perform wi…
Cuban born drummer Dafnis Prieto displays his wonderful Latin culture with his debut CD project, 'About The Monks.' Prieto & his sidemen, compel us to 'drink in' their musi…
Screamin,' Blowin,' Dues, Sheddin,' Shameless, Unabashed........These are words that sum up my reaction to my perusal of the collaborative effort put forth by trumpet colos…
I'm not nuts about the 'Smooth Jazz' idiom. As a strong proponent of swing & bebop, my subjective analysis of smooth jazz is.........It's rock music disguised in jazz cloth…
Heart throb & gentleman jazz guitarist Josh Workman bathes us immediately with gleeful improvisations, seasoned with an array of interesting hamonies & chord progressions. …
I'm well aware of both jazz guitarist John Stein's & bassist John Lockwood's prodigious musical prowess. So, it's almost pro-forma to pontificate on their artistry only to …
One hears straight up all the wonderful artistic shoulders jazz drummer Brooks Tegler has stood on over the years, as you peruse his new disc. Plus, Brooks offers his perso…