John Doll

John Doll

Tom Dempsey and Tim Ferguson are longtime friends in the New York jazz community and they make their debut on their own album with well known local musicians, David Bixler …
Blessed with a sweet voice and a very competent band, Rebecca Sayre’s recent album entitled "This is Always" is a pleasant way of spending an hour. The selected pieces are …
It always seems that the Fresh Sound/New Talent label brings together inspiring musicians. "Subtextures" is no exception. This one features Rob Horton accompanied by the in…
A Little Night Waltz is a confidently sculpted piece of music. Pianist G.F. Mlely plays in a style that is reminiscent of Lennie Tristano, bold and slightly off-kilter. His…
Appearances can be deceiving. With the liner notes stating that the title track "reflects the culmination of some unjust personal challenges topped by the (World) Trade Cen…
This is the debut album of a New York ensemble, named Spooky Actions, that features the work of Anton Webern, an early twentieth century composer of serialist, or atonal, m…
At best, "Sax Across America" is the type of music you’d hear when you are trying to talk to a warm body at your bank which recently has been swallowed up by a larger bank …
At the start of Christian McBride’s new CD, "Vertical Vision," there is a very short introduction called ‘Circa 1990’ that reveals what the rest of the pieces aren’t suppos…
Plutarch wrote that "Music, to create harmony, must investigate discord." Kenny Garrett explores hard-driving dissonance on opening tracks of his recent release "Standard o…
Songs and Lullabies is an extremely apt title on this duo recording by pianist Fred Hersch and vocalist Norma Winstone. Accompanying Winstone, Hersch plays elegantly enough…