John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Benn Clatworthy is a superb tenor saxophone player (in this era of non-compliance to the jazz idiom). His worthy constituents, Joe Bagg at the Hammond B3 and Don Littleton on drums, round out a first-class jazz group. In the title tune "Three Wise Monkeys," a Clatworthy original, the tenor solo is pure magic. His ideation is not only creative, but carries a message on that horn in a most definitive way. Joe Bagg lays down some great lines, adding a Bird riff most discreetly. Littleton's timing i
Spohie Berkal-Sarbit opens matters on her latest CD, Young and Foolish, with a driving, swinging rendition of "I'm Gonna Live 'til I die." Sperandei's trumpet captures the essence of this arrangement as he twists and turns this tune upside down brilliantly with his rapid fire offerings. This number is a portent of things to come, as it is an ear-catcher from the opening note to the last.With the title song, "Young And Foolish," the ballad side of this seductive vocalist is captured most enchanti
James Moody passed away today. It would take extraordinary words to adequately describe the genius of this remarkable artist. This album, his last, is a treasure and keepsake for all afficionados of jazz. Moody's phrasing and ideas say a lot about him. In his soliloquys, it's as if he is speaking directly to the listener. BeBop's last hope is gone, but his dominant force lives on in his music. From blazing speed to soulful ballads, James Moody has no peer.With "Take The A Train" Kenny Barron ope
Here it is the Jazzmas season and Susie Arioli's smoky message comes through with some classy Christmas tunes. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" features a lovely guitar solo by Jordan Officer that complements this touching chestnut to the max. Arioli treats this song like an old friend and that makes the listening even more enjoyable."I'll Be Home For Christmas" evokes memories galore and only emphasizes the idea that Susie Arioli is a true jazz vocalist and should stick to that genre. S
Howard Fischer was the founder and executive director of The N.Y. Jazz Museum from 1977 until its ultimate demise in 1987. Jack Bradley, a writer a...
An Unsung Cat..The Life And Music Of Warne Marsh by Safford Chamberlain, Scarecrow Press Safford Chamberlain has amassed ten Years of research into...
Here it is the Jazzmas season and Susie Arioli's smoky message comes through with some classy Christmas tunes. "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" features a lovely…
The dusky voice of Sandy Sasso opens matters witn a jaunty version of "Dearly Beloved." Bill Easley strides in with a tasty soliloquy followed by Mac Gollehon's trumpet …
This young man, Chris Colangelo, has firmly established his position as one of the premier bassists in the jazz milieu. When he solos, it's dexterity plus rhythmic perfe…
The blues reign on this recording and Antoinette Montague has it down pat. On Big Bill Broonzy's "Give Your Mama One Smile" Bill Easley's clarinet opens matters with the…
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