Roman St. James

Roman St. James

Feel The Rhythm, the new CD from Bay Area-based vocalist Daria, is a smooth- & Latin jazz outing that serves up some interesting song choices and arrangements. Da…
Banjo player extraordinaire Alison Brown’s latest album, Stolen Moments, is a fine recording, full of great songs and displaying some masterfully executed …
Want You, the new debut recording from vocalist/pianist Tony DeSare, is a surprisingly wonderful disc. The surprise comes from the fact that so many of the straig…
Peace Of Mind is the ambitious new recording from master saxophonist Hayes Greenfield. Greenfield, in addition to being a player of monstrous technical ability,…
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, son of jazz legends John & Alice Coltrane, is quickly becoming a major jazz force in his own right. Not only has he made guest appearances on ove…
These Are Them is drummer Al Ashley’s recording debut as a leader, and a fine debut it is. Joining him in this bass-less quartet are David Liebman on tenor and sopra…
The Phoenix, the debut American release from guitarist William Ash’s Trio, is a CD I opened with great anticipation. It has all the elements of a great recording. First, it…
More often than not, when a musician tries to explore many different elements on a single disc - jazz, blues, vocals, instrumentals, varying personnel, etc. - the result is…
It’s a little difficult to really get my head around the latest disc from Daryl Pratt - "Pratt’s Alchemy." To call it a jazz album would be to stretch the definition of the…
New York Gravity, the debut album from the Rick Parker Collective is by far one of the best jazz albums I’ve heard in quite some time. And I listen to an enormous amount of…