Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

Mike Melito wants you to know he loves Blue Note albums from the sixties. He shows this love on his latest CD The Next Step. A hard swinging quintet plays some fi…
Canadian trio Provost Lachapelle Brochu bills itself as an offshoot of the classic Jimi Hendrix group and Pat Metheny’s trio with Jaco Pastorius and Bob Moses. On their …
Don’t buy Solo Settings if you’re looking for straight-ahead jazz. It doesn’t claim to be such, instead asking to be rated as "world music." Fair enough.Th…
Bucher Sommer Friedli, a young Swiss trio consisting of guitar (Michael Bucher), bass (Patrick Sommer), and drums (Tobias Friedli), claim in their press information that…
Veteran Hammond B-3 master Vince Seneri’s newest CD, Street Talk, gives us all something to chat about. Fortunately, it’s all good.Seneri starts us off wit…
A piano trio recording can be a tricky format. As often as not, they tend to rely on the same old tried-and-true framework: a couple of standards ("Autumn Leaves", "On G…
The Tunnel is a classic study in "How to Make a Modern Tenor Sax Album." Any album featuring tenor sax since 1939 must include that stand-by "Body and Soul." Saxo…
On his latest release, a too-much overlooked artist revisits a too-much overlooked masterpiece from over thirty years ago.For over forty years, Michael White, one…
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