John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Paul Stranahan's fusion band has everything that the aficionados of this type of music could possibly want. From the delicate to the bold, Staranahan has composed 11 tun…
With a voice as smooth as cashmere and a delivery as cool as a SouthBeach cocktail, Gary LeMel is back on the scene vocally after a 30 yearhiatus. Billy Childs and Roger…
Libby York simply sings the songs as they should be sung, with clarity and sensitivity. Her phrasing is natural with a bit of sophistication, and most importantly, totally …
Lilian Terry's dusky voice carries a message from the soul. In this album of eclectic meanderings, Terry shows a predilection for subdued urgency. The sweet longing and vul…
Spring is upon us so it must be Christmas. No matter, Cynthia Kaay Bennett's Christmas album has all the ingredients that make for an enjoyable listen. First and foremos…
Every once in a while, a recording of such musical magnitude crosses my desk that it makes me wonder if I can do it justice. No written word can adequately describe "sound"…
This trio goes right to the heart of hip, they have detonated a musical powder keg and I jumped on it like a hobo on a ham sandwich. Joe Cartwright has ideation and touc…
Honoring the past and celebrating the present is the theme of this elegant recording. A fine choice of tunes, a singer with a voice as dusky as a southern night, pianist…
Franck Amsallem has what every musician strives for, uniqueness and an individual style. "I Got Rhythm" goes into orbit with a clever arrangement of this mother of all t…
Swing is king here or better still King is swing. Bill King is an established jump swing back beat master and the transition to a polished 'modern jazz' player is no surpri…