Michael Laprarie

Michael Laprarie

Saxophonist Perry Conticchio has been performing around the Washington, D. C. area for almost thirty years. During that time he became an established figure in the "new mus…
Portland, Oregon native-turned Chicago jazz scene pillar, John Goldman, provides a multi-course musical buffet on his newest effort In Walked Pierre. The CD derives …
Sax in the City (not to be confused with the New York based saxophone quartet of the same name) is a compilation effort produced by New York saxophonist and composer…
The liner notes to Bill Moring's new effort Way Out East include a quote by guitarist John Hart: "This is a jazz record; this ain't no bulls**t." There's probably no…
Journey Home is pianist Dana Landry's initial solo album effort. A regular in the Denver, Colorado jazz scene as well as director of jazz studies at the University o…
Bop and avant-garde violinist Billy Bang (birth name William Walker) is a veteran of the Vietnam war. Drafted in 1966, he served as an Army sergeant and squad leader, livin…
More John Coltrane: Coltrane for Lovers is the second Coltrane volume in a series of about fifteen CDs recently released by the Verve Music Group highlighting popula…
"Wide Awake" is the debut CD under his own leadership for New York based sax man Aaron Irwin. The young Irwin has already made his mark on the New York jazz s…
"A Mind for the Scenery" provides Portland, Oregon-based woodwind artist and arranger Tim Jensen with a broad canvas on which to lay out his considerable tale…
Innovative and uncharacteristic interpretations of standards would be the best way to describe Inside Out's new CD, "What Is This Thing". Inside Out is a pian…
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