Gerard W. O'Brien

Gerard W. O'Brien

Royce Campbell has had an impressive career with his guitar. He has toured the world and played with many of very best guitarists in jazz. He had a nineteen year gig as …
Ms. Speer has released her new CD Nature Girl, which is fifty minutes of beautiful, mostly mellow, not smooth, jazz. Cynthia has put together a great roster of …
The Gábor Gadó Quartet CD entitled PSYCHE, released on the BMC label (www.bmcrecords.hu), is both a treat and a challenge. The music is very enjoyable but …
I enjoy music that subtly evokes a mood that allows me to feel a certain place and time. Sound is abstract and a particular note can be heard in various different settin…
I have heard Andrew Marks play solo gigs and play with his regular group, The Long Beach Trio, which includes acoustic bass and drums. I have heard him play straight-ahe…
This album is elaborate, quirky and quite a bit of fun, but it might easily be put in the "difficult listening music" category. I enjoyed Nine Gardeners Named Ned but I wou…
Carlos "Patato" Valdes’s "El Hombre" is a CD by a very laid back Afro Cuban ensemble, led by one of the musicians who has shaped the genre. It has a very rich smooth sou…
When I invest in a CD I want more from it than a sound to fill dead air, I want an experience. The self titled album by the band ABATERÍA provides such an experience, it is…
I listen to a lot of jazz on CD, live in clubs and other venues. A great deal of it is really good solid music. The kind you like to see played live. The kind you wish t…
This is number 46 in a series of free improvisation live from the decks of the ARTSHIP in Oakland, CA.I first heard William Roper perform on hammer percussionist …
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