John Doll

John Doll

From the sound of things, "Paradise" is a congenial kind of place. Barry Wedgle, a name Dante would hardly have used, leads his band through an amiable array of musical pie…
The air filled with the intoxicating fragrance of flowering jasmine and roses.... so read the program notes in Joshua Simon’s "Living the Life at the North Sea Festival." T…
Secretos de la Guitarra or ‘Secrets of the Guitar’ is the ninth album of Argentinian multi-instrumentalist and composer, Pedro Menendez. His music is a whirlwind of the inf…
Urban Landscapes is exactly what it purports to be. Newyorkestra Big Band offers a variety of original sketches of the Great City. The band gives us pause to glimpse New Yo…
One wonders why they call themselves ByProduct. If someone called me a ‘by-product’, I’d probably look them straight in the eye and say, oh yeah? By-product is by definitio…
This marks Christine Jensen's second release on the Effendi label and it is a superlative one. "A Shorter Distance" is comprised of music for quintet, sextet, and septet ar…
There was an historic opportunity in 1970 of Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis recording together. This was on the verge of happening but Hendrix died that year in London. And D…
Just how much do you enjoy the vibraphone?
There have been influential vibes players which include luminaries such as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson,…
Eric Bolvin’s "Quorum" was conceived and recorded at Blue Cherry Studios in San Jose. Sometimes music can express a sense of place and usually works in favor of the compose…
I have early memories of descending into the Eagle’s Club with my grandmother to bring home my grandfather who tended the bar. It was so dark that I grasped my Nana’s hands…