Brenton Plourde

Brenton Plourde

Assembling a smart tribute album is tough. Thoughtfully titled The Royal Dan these guitarists from the jazz to rock to blues have taken highlights from the Beck…
Hilario Duran has a great emotional attachment to this album. It is a return to Havana to see colleagues and old friends which comes off brilliantly on this new album en…
Angelyna Martinez’s 2005 debut album titled Labor of Love could be misleading. Martinez flows through her chosen songs with grace and poise that there could not…
With the same context as Norwegian folk songs, hymns and traditional music, Trio Askeladd has given a great album and a great example of how a trio can work. With a pian…
Recorded in January of 20004 in front of a live crowd in Germany, Robert Dick and Ursel Schlicht blend an excellent selection of piano and flute, original songs written …
Songs two through eleven are placed together as a ten movement suite based on the mid-century works of Duke Ellington and orchestral works of Oliver Messiaen. This is tr…
Recorded at the Cellar Restaurant and Jazz Club in Vancouver, Canada on May 8th, 2004 this recording of the Chad Makela Quartet proves that you can turn a flicker into a…
A very interesting version of Take Five. Coming in at over 8 minutes, pianist Phillip Strange plays both Brubeck and Desmond with Larry Marshall on drums playin…
The soundtrack to the film "Good Night and Good Luck" could stand alone as just a great Dianne Reeves record. Set to the back drop of 1950s America, the soundtrack has R…
After making waves with his 2005 release Catching Tales, Jamie Cullum found himself on the covers of a lot of magazines around the world, including "Jazztimes."…