Joe Montague

Joe Montague

The first few bars of "All the Cats Join In" rolled out featuring Dan Block’s clarinet and I oooed to nobody in particular, ‘This is going to be a good CD.’ George Gee a…
My first response when I looked at the CD cover for Morrie Louden’s Time Piece was ‘There sure are a lot of musicians on this album.’ Counting Louden, seventeen d…
Breathe The Relaxing Jazz Guitar is an aptly named CD from Telarc featuring some of the finest guitarists on the jazz scene. The album opens with the gorgeous "Ah…
At a considerably young age as jazz musicians go, Wayne Escoffery has established himself as a premier tenor and soprano sax player. Escoffery, who was born in London En…
Maria Muldaur has committed herself in recent years to honoring the great blues women of the past. Her May 15th release of Naughty, Bawdy & Blue takes us back t…
It is still amazing to me that more people outside of Alberta Canada do not know about the luxurious smooth vocals of jazz singer/composer Sandy Foster. Her recent relea…
It is difficult to believe that the music industry narrowly escaped a major tragedy when in 1977 blues artist Otis Taylor retired from singing and playing for almost 20 …
One More: The Summary Music of Thad Jones, Vol 2 assembles some of the most outstanding jazz musicians of our time to honor the revered trumpeter, composer and …
Tony DeSare invites you into the intimate lounge act that unfolds as Last First Kiss, his most recent serving from Telarc. DeSare provides a comfortable mix of fo…
There is an old cliché that has often been applied when assessing the potential of an individual and it goes like this, ‘He/she is a diamond in the rough.’ There are no …