John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Gia Notte gets this CD swinging with "Close Your Eyes" a jaunty excursion with a hip jazz vocal. The trumpet of Freddied Hendrix brings this tune to life, sauntering alo…
This track "Somebody New" demonstrates Kaestli's softly textured voice. The background violin doesn't seem apropos to the tune. Kaestli's efforts save the day. "S…
Peggy Duquesnel is the owner of a finely textured voice and it is demonstrated fully in "Days Of Wine And Roses" It starts out as a ballad and then jumps into high gear …
Nica's Dream done up tempo is a driving version of this jazz chestnut. Stein's guitar solo swings like the Flying Wallendas. Nice ideation and dexterity are the hallmark…
Roberto Magris has come up with another gem. This album is certainly influenced by the classical idiom. "In Love In Vain" has more of a jazz feel than the first two trac…
The big band of Jason Hainsworth swings heavily with soloists that get off the ground and into orbit immediately. An solid example of this is "When I Fall In Love," a be…
What a joy it is to recive an album that is true to the genre. This tribute to Bobby Darin and Frank Sinatra is definitely not an imitation, but there is enough inflecti…
The collaboration of Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie changed the course of jazz so emphatically, that to this day BeBop lives on with their influence felt in every jazz …
This is as hip as it gets, there is no thin gruel here. Curtis Stigers gets it all in this album. He shows a side that is as dusky as a thousand midnights in the ballads an…
It is a distinct advantage for a vocalist to have the ability to play an instrument. Dena DeRose has certainly been the recipient of this gift. DeRose is a fine singer who …