Michael Laprarie

Michael Laprarie

"Line on Love" is the Palmetto Jazz label debut for renowned clarinetist and saxophonist Marty Ehrlich. This CD is the result of a 2002 European tour with pia…
The Henry Mancini Institute offers the most promising young musicians from across the world a chance to experience an intensive summer educational program that provides enc…
A first glance at the instrumentation of Enrico Rava's new CD "Full of Life" brings to mind the past pianoless groups led by Max Roach and particularly Gerry …
One of the more satisfying aspects of reviewing jazz CD's is the opportunity to hear artists who dwell in the arena of independent record labels and the local music scene, …
"Swept Away" is bassist Mary Ann McSweeney's second CD outing with her present band, which includes husband Mike Fahn on trombone, Donny McCaslin on reeds, He…
As most readers of this site will know, Kenny Werner is one of the most accomplished modern pianists in jazz today, and aside from an extensive career as a noted sid…
There is certainly no shortage of talent or inspiration on Bruce Barth's latest offering for MaxJazz, "Live At The Village Vanguard." Barth's piano trio featu…
This excellent compilation draws primarily on material recorded for Prestige Records and its subsidiary label Bluesville during the 1950's and 1960's. Also represented here…
Arbors Records presents yet another fine CD in the traditional jazz idiom. The Palm Beach Society Orchestra is the house band for the Grand Floridian Hotel at Walt D…
"Autumn in New York" is the latest effort by NYC pianist Pete Malinverni and his superb trio consisting of Dennis Irwin on bass and drummer Leroy Williams. It…