Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

Blues for the Tribe, released by Baron Tymas in 2006, features some of North Carolina's finest musicians playing this exciting guitarist's innovative compositions. <…
Theo Croker's In the Tradition ends with a Teddy Wilson gem, " Little Things That Mean So Much." In two minutes of beauty, with just piano backing and a sound that's…
Pianist/composer Kenny Barron's musical accomplishments span half a century. He has recorded 40 albums as a leader and played with everyone: James Moody, Dizzy Gillespie, B…
Guitarist Gian Wiegner and organist Gary Brunotte met at Berklee, played gigs in Boston, and then went their own ways, still friends, but separated by geography. Recently, …
West of State Street / East of Harlem presents The John Burnett Swing Orchestra at a Sunday gig in February 2008 at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn, Illinois, where the band …
This is a story of two jazz institutions and their 50 years of association. Dave Brubeck, approaching his 88th birthday, still performs and composes. (He enters the Califor…
Nothing in jazz compares with Sonny Rollins in a concert setting. Gary Giddins' thoughtful liner notes describe his concerts as "achieving a secular spirituality that ... s…
North Carolina vocalist/songwriter Lois DeLoatch uses her rich, expressive and supple voice to pay homage to Oscar Peterson with Hymn to Freedom, her fourth record a…
That first note hits like a lightning bolt, followed by dazzling high-speed improvisation on "Just One of Those Things." It's Randy Sandke, and you won't find a more exciti…
It's not Waylon and Willie. It's Willie and Wynton and this disc is a whole lot of fun. Willie Nelson's laid-back approach is just right for blues and standards as he's pro…