Richard Bourcier

Richard Bourcier

Tom Hunter is a singer/pianist from Minneapolis. While this is Hunter’s third album, it’s been our first chance to hear him. Here I Go Again will see much wider dist…
Every once in a while, a CD arrives and from the first note, you know it’s special and will sit on that shelf of "play me often" discs. Carol Robbins’ Jazz Play is o…
After Beat Records, like its sister label, Little Beat Records, is dedicated to preserving highlights in the history of jazz in Denmark. Both ventures are the work of a con…
Sixty-one years ago, the great Mary Lou Williams emerged from the Asch recording studios in New York City. She had recorded her Zodiac Suite in a single day, June 29, 1945.…
There are some fine new recordings emerging from the San Francisco area recently. Sherri Roberts’ The Sky Could Send You is among them and, I dare say, very near the…
When we reviewed this band’s CD Wire & Wood three years ago, we predicted an award in the near future. That prediction held true. Glamourpuss received several nomina…
Once in a while, a gem falls into the laps of jazz listeners. Monk’s Bones is one of them. The newest release by the Monk’s Music Trio will hit the shelves of…
Some of our readers will already be familiar with Cole Broderick’s albums. During the 90s, the upstate New York pianist turned out four CDs dedicated to his hometown. The c…
For more than a century, the streets of New Orleans echoed the sound of marching bands with colorful names like Olympia, Excelsior, Eagle, Tuxedo and the early St. Joseph b…
One of the jazz world’s best known arrangers, Ernie Wilkins (1919-1999) was born in Saint Louis where he and his childhood pal Clark Terry gigged as teenagers. It was Clark…