Jessica Rae Cortez

Jessica Rae Cortez

He is not Elvis Presley or Buddy Holly, but is indeed a rock "n" roll legend. Fats Domino has sold over 100 million copies, yet his reclusiveness h...
"Another Reason I"ve read a lot about painters and what not is because a lot of the writing about jazz is not good enough," Steve Lacy says in Conv...
On Mojo Priest, Steven Seagal and Thunderbox's second album, there is a steady groove that is consistent throughout. The first song, "Somewhere In Between," con…
Bernard Allison offers everything on Energized, a Ruf Record recorded live at the Musa in Germany in 2005. Allison opens up his disc with an instrumental, but d…
Hallelujah/well I just woke up from a dream/so far away... On Ways Not to Lose, the debut album by The Wood Brothers, one can't help but find their spirit uplifted…
"We weren't a club or promoters, we were blues fanatics." Clifford Antone remarks about his legendary blues club of the same name in the documentary Antone's House of Bl…
World Beat is Charles Williams and Tom Teasley's second record to date. The Soul Dances reverberates each muscle to move and act, to embrace a natural happiness within o…
Jay McShann's Hootie Blues contains mostly fast playing piano -- more 'Hootie Jazz' than anything. "Yes Sir That's My baby" is instrumental but McShann makes available to t…
Wadji Cherif's Jasmine lacks any thrill of past heritages. He opens a new terrain, one that is mostly new jazz compared to his first Arabic-tinted album. Instead of stickin…
For J.G is the Kenichi Tsunoda Big Band. Its name humbly sits in the corridors from those in the past, "for Jazz Giants" and gives a blasting ode to Dizzy Gillespi…