Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

I first heard Maynard at the Snowdon Theatre in my hometown of Montreal when that slight young teenager was a sideman in brother Percy's Victory Serenaders. By age 17 he ha…
Anat Cohen is gifted on all the reeds and probably best-known for her full-bodied tenor work with DIVA, the all-woman big band. Poetica features Cohen on clarinet, a…
Jazz is built on dialogues. On this release the participants are reed masters and good friends, Ken Peplowski and the late Kenny Davern, joined in the conversation by an ou…
Why all these categories? A Love Supreme features a string quartet ("classical") playing Coltrane ("jazz") so this release becomes "crossover" - a word suggestive of…
Rave Tesar is a veteran of the New York music scene. He is a keyboardist, arranger, producer, recording engineer and a writer with over 500 compositions to his credit. His …
Allen Lowe is a guitarist, tenor player, composer and musicologist. He is also a sound restoration specialist, and it is evident in the clean quality of these recordings. L…
If this is your introduction to the European Youth Jazz Orchestra (EYJO), don't let the name fool you. It is not a student band. The players are indeed young; they must not…
Just one listen and I had to review the New England Jazz Ensemble's third CD, the 2003 release, A Cookin' Christmas, even though it was March 2004. An exciting band …
Dave Brubeck is amazing. He was born in 1920, led a service band in WWII, and yet has a 2007 touring schedule covering North America with a side trip to Singapore. He has b…
Haunted Heart is a wonderful debut album by New York City-based singer/songwriter Sarah Lynch. Lynch, a classical singer with a Masters degree in piano performance, …