Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

Kind of Blue and Pink is subtitled "mellow jazz for cool babies and you," and that description fits perfectly. It does contain an array of kids' favorites, but it de…
Glenn Miller and Si Zentner, with their orchestras, share billing on Live Jazz From Club 15, part of a series of CDs made from re-discovered tapes of live broadcasts…
Fans of Woody Herman's Herds and big bands in general should welcome the recently released Woody Herman: The Thundering Herd With special Guest, Mel Torme which capt…
When pianist Roger Kellaway first thought about becoming a jazz musician in the ‘50s, keyboard legend Oscar Peterson was hitting his stride with his great trios. They inclu…
In staid Carnegie Hall, the audience cheered, stomped, and clapped, bringing Keith Jarrett back for five encores This was the renowned pianist’s first solo concert in th…
It’s a wondrous experience when a group of jazz veterans come together for a session of standards. With little or no rehearsal, these masters with various styles immediatel…
This debut CD is the first of two volumes released this year by young San Francisco Bay area guitarist Terrence Brewer.In the album notes, he says these recordings are t…
This CD represents the fine pianist, Jessica Williams', solo tribute to her mentor and friend, Dr. Billy Taylor. She wrote all the songs, and they show her impressive range…
No one in the jazz world is more respected than the late Art Blakey. Those privileged to see Blakey and his group, The Jazz Messengers, will remember the image: drummer Bla…
Jim Ridl’s Your Cheatin’ Heart is a hodgepodge. (Definition: odds and ends, a motley of assorted things.) One sure thing, this CD's nothing but adventurous-trio,…