Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

A great pot of beef stew always seems to taste better the second time around. So it is with the newest album by the Jack Brass Band is even more exciting than their 2005 CD…
Here’s one of the most-satisfying swing albums in quite a while. George Gee is a native New Yorker and has led a big band for three decades. His swing outfit delighted b…
Good things always happen when like-minded artists gather together. This album brings together the legendary Maria Muldaur and James Dapogny’s Chicago Jazz Band, blues belt…
Very few ragtime recordings are issued today, especially by European artists. The last to cross this writer’s desk was Alessandra Celletti’s beautiful Black Baby CD …
It’s been two long years since the release of One More - The Music Of Thad Jones and, when it received rave reviews, nobody knew there would be a second volume. H…
JC & The Jazz Hoppers are new to the American jazz market. Australian jazz guitarist, Jason Campbell, formed the trio a few years ago with organist Col Nolan …
The publicity sheet packaged with my review copy of this CD refers to bassist Earl May as a "musician’s musician." That’s no exaggeration! Earl May made his first recording…
Ruby Braff left us in 2003 but won’t soon be forgotten. The mere mention of Braff makes jazz enthusiasts remember "impeccable musicianship." The Boston-born cornetist pl…
Here’s a two-CD set to tempt lovers of stride piano. Probably the last of the vintage stride players, Ralph Sutton, is presented in solo performance in 1992. The setting is…
In his third release, the Argentine guitarist, Pablo Satek, continues with his trademark ballad style. The young player exhibits a unique approach to solo guitar and his la…
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