Craig W. Hurst

Craig W. Hurst

The music on One More Bridge to Cross by vocalist Mighty Sam McClain certainly provides evidence that in terms of a basic "sound" there may be only a thin veil of di…
The Groovechasers, a sextet from England, is certainly a group that lives up to its name. On the CD Dig A Little Deeper the Groovechasers seem to be "chasing" a numb…
J.J. Johnson and Nat Adderly are certainly household names in the world of modern jazz. Both musicians have established reputations as great soloists and bandleaders. Johns…
Rosemary Clooney: The Last Concert documents and "freezes in time" the last recorded performance of "America’s Favorite Girl Singer," who passed away in June of 2002…
Drummer Martin Meheux’s CD Physics of Light is his first solo project away from his work with the Montreal based progressive fusion band Spaced Out. The lines that d…
What stands out most clearly when listening to John Bunch’s CD A Special Alliance is the incredible clarity and deftness in his playing. Bunch is undoubtedly an arti…
With a big throaty tenor saxophone sound, an accompanying Hammond B-3, and tunes by Tex Allen, Jack McDuff, Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson, and Lucky Thompson, Doug Lawrence’s CD…
Few musical experiences compare to the sound of a contemporary jazz big band. The full thrust of sound generated by multiple brass, saxophones and a swinging rhythm section…
Signature: Live at the Egg Farm is a two CD set that documents two live sets of music improvised by French bassist Joelle Leandre and Japanese pianists Masahiko Sato…
RH Factor, the newest CD release by Philadelphia based drummer Robert H. Henderson is not particularly remarkable for the music recorded. All 12 tunes (plus one seco…