John Doll

John Doll

Jon Bentley’s new album entitled "Motions" reflects starkly different moods and tales. It’s a brilliant creation composed of separate stories without plots. The music is so…
Matt Lawson’s "Midnight in Merizo" is a wonderfully, straight-ahead jazz album without any pretenses or posturing. This album reflects Lawson’s own sensibility. He was rais…
It could be me. You take a handful of skilled musicians and you’d expect fine music. There is no doubt the musicianship of these players. When you hear music you expect to …
New York Electric Piano (NYEP) is a minimalist trio that relies on the emphatic beat of its rhythm section of Tim Givens and Aaron Comess and the venerable Fender Rhodes pl…
First impressions can be deceiving. The cover photography is hardly compelling. What is the Sofferman Perspective anyway? But who could argue with and not be intrigued by t…
Brian Woodbury’s release entitled "Variety Orchestra" is a like a traveling medicine show of tonics and herbal remedies, dried road kill, and anything else he can find alon…
Bulls Eye! sounds pretty wispy. Bailey 3, a combination of guitar, organ and drums, lead us through a series of jams that are delicately spun and intricately drawn, like a …
American-raised Paul Berner has worked with not only jazz luminaries as Monty Alexander and the Lionel Hampton Orchestra, but with many northern European jazz artists. Bern…
Melodic Miner’s Daughter has a slighty schizoid feel to it. The CD cover looks like an elaborate personal diary that gives the impression of a New Age release. And then ins…
Listening to John O’Gallagher’s "Abacus" reminded me of paintings by Wassily Kandinsky, shadowy shapes that map the terrain of the unconscious. Kandinsky’s paintings used g…