Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

Please permit me to quote briefly from Jeff Cook’s liner notes. "The musicians and ATTITUDE of the music of New Orleans created a whole new way to perceive how music could …
Sathima Bea Benjamin sings with the clarity of mellowed church bells. One is not apt to misunderstand a single word in any of her songs. It’s that particular asset that tru…
Pianist Willie Pickens is a beloved jazz fixture in the Windy City. While he has recorded frequently over the last four decades, only one session was waxed in a city other …
Los Angeles based vocalist, Karen Blixt, is out to make an instant good impression. Her debut CD does exactly that. There’s an old expression that urges "If you’ve got it, …
Formed by trombonist Jonny Enright in 1996, Grupo-X issued their successful debut CD, X-Posure in 2001. The young band impressed us with its considerable fire…
It seems like yesterday when this writer placed Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett’s Home on the turntable, but reality tells me it was at least 35 years ago. Bonnie Bramle…
California-based blues heavyweight Janiva Magness follows up her successful Bury Him At The Crossroads with Do I Move You? and it’s certainly going to move yo…
San Francisco born Sugar Pie DeSanto launches her fourth CD for Jasman Records on March 21st this year. That’s the first day of spring and, for Miss De Santo, it will be…
One of America’s finest blues guitarists, Duke Robillard returns with another new release, the 12th for Stony Plain. As with all Robillard CDs, this has a definite t…
Here’s a nice presentation by Art Lillard’s big band from New York City. Lillard’s classy congregation retains the spirit of the swing era but avoids repeating all the time…