Ron Bierman

Ron Bierman

This is a solid, straight-ahead session with a mix of younger and older players. Jimmy Cobb, over 50 years ago a member of the most successful Miles Davis group ever, is…
Bill Carter serves as pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Clark's Summit, Pennsylvania. An Owego, New York native, Carter received his Bachelor of A…
Wow! Even though rock is far more popular today, tons of enthusiastic youngsters participate in first-rate college and even high-school jazz bands. Because these …
Stan Getz had a unique sound. Robert Kyle, a successful LA leader and sideman, comes close to reproducing it here. And he does it in a Brazilian groove that pays homage …
Sausalito Summer. Great name for an album and as good a two word summary of what you'll hear as you're likely to get. Balmy breezes, surfers on breaking waves, …
Dave Carter wrote the dozen tunes on this album. Most are outstanding, and the arrangements match the material. For my 2008 best-of-year jazz mix, it was difficult to de…
Marc McDonald is a solid mainstream player. He has a good sound, clean articulation and dead-on intonation. His solos are strong and confident and so are those of his ba…
Why cover some of the best singers ever with relaxed arrangements that don't even try to outshine the originals? "Fly Me to the Moon" without Sinatra, Basie or the Quinc…
Austrian guitarist Wolfgang Schalk now splits his time between Los Angeles and New York. Though young, he's played and recorded with some exceptional musicians on both c…
Odean Pope was with the Max Roach quartet for over 20 years. Though influenced by hard bop and John Coltrane, he has diverged more from Coltrane's powerful legacy than m…
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