Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

It seems like there are jazz groups worth listening to in every corner of the country. That is the case with Evidence Jazz Group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its leader…
On Better Late a quintet of top players from Portland, Oregon, have put together a funky, straight-ahead album, proving again that there is a lot of good jazz being …
In this, Dale Fielder pays tribute to Pepper Adams, the man who inspired him to play the baritone sax. Fielder, who plays all four saxes with equal authority, has released …
Gary Tole and Legends of Swing is dedicated to bringing new life to big band classics from the swing era decades back. Shining up these jazz gems, Tole leads a solid band c…
The guitar trio sound takes on new elements in Steve Herberman's Action: Reaction. Herberman plays a 7-string guitar. The extra two strings extend his range on the …
This reissue of Soultrane, a landmark 1959 Prestige recording, displays a young John Coltrane, reaching musical maturity on his way to becoming a jazz giant. Tracing…
In Intimate, vocalist PJ Parker makes her CD debut, singing favorites from the American Song Book. She sings the ballads with sweetness and delicacy, but strains a b…
Pianadelphia shows off the talents of some of Philadelphia's best pianists, little known outside the area. As well, the CD pays tribute to Philly’s great jazz legend…
Drummer Ed Breazeale is that creative artist who wants to get it just right. In the notes on his new CD, Just Beyond, Breazeale says that after he arranged each piec…
It’s good to hear a local Southern California musician playing the small club scene break out with a solid, swinging CD. That is Rob Mullins with Standards and More.…