Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

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, …
A reviewer quickly learns that sound musicianship and creativity are not the exclusive province of nationally-known players. The Al Maniscalco Quartet's fourth release, …
Baron Tymas, Assistant Director of Jazz Studies at North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC, is a fluent and inventive guitarist with a gift for composition. Blue…
Four-to-the-bar. Unamplified. Felt more than heard. An unlikely choice for a key ingredient of a jazz orchestra but rhythm guitarist Freddie Green made a difference to the …
Dick Johnson of Brockton, MA., is known throughout New England, and a lot of other places, as a master of all the reeds. On Stardust and Beyond, a tribute to Artie S…
The evolution of the big band has emphasized intricate charts and unusual instrumentation. I have reviewed many of the resulting CDs and have been impressed. However, Richi…