Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

May 16th 2006 heralds the release of New Orleans - That’s Our Home featuring American pianist John Sheridan, Australian cornetist Bob Barnard and Canadian drummer Do…
It’s always exciting to open a new disc from Big Bill Bissonnette’s Jazz Crusade label. Bissonnette, a trombonist and drummer, has long admired Zutty Singleton and l…
While I have no idea who is behind IPO Recordings, they seem to be able to do no wrong. Their small catalog of artists, like Roger Kellaway, Carrie Smith, the late Sir Rola…
Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (1906-1969) was a real-life "original." Nobody else played like Pee Wee. Nobody else looked like Pee Wee. Others will say that nobody dr…
JW-Jones is back with his fourth release for the NorthernBlues label. The young band from Ottawa impressed everyone with their 2002 disc Bogart’s Bounce and followed…
While this writer usually avoids writing about musical styles with which he is unfamiliar, an exception had to be made here. Unicorn Digital sent along a couple of n…
Here’s a nice new release from Canada’s Cornerstone Records. The label is owned by musicians and has issued a wealth of good music since its 1993 inception. In the past yea…
Anniversaries are always special and this is no exception. Thirty years ago, Stony Plains Records issued their first record from their tiny office in Edmonton, Alberta. The…
Jean-Pierre "JP" Alessi is a dedicated follower of his late idol, Emmanuel "Manny" Paul. Manny Paul passed away in 1988 at the age of 84 and is remembered as one of the fin…
Since the age of Swing, Anita O’Day remains a constant inspiration to singers and fans. This writer’s introduction to O’Day’s music was from her days with the Gene Krupa ba…