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The Keepnews Collection re-issue CD’s are always well produced, they have great liner notes by the man himself, Orrin Keepnews. The sound quality is excellent, the musician…
Joe Davidian is a talented pianist, a composer and a band leader. He has a new outstanding recording and on it he leads his trio, through nine songs. Mostly originals, two …
If there's such thing as a sure thing in jazz, it's taking a group of legends and putting them together in one band. Because the heart of jazz is cooperative improvisati…
There is truly something wonderful and spiritual about Amiri Baraka’s spoken word "rap" on this recording. It’s not rap as we think of it in 2008, in terms of Hip-Hop, b…
Jonathan Voltzok’s latest release More To Come is a vow to audiences that more is coming and not just wishful thinking. The trombonist embraces traditional bebop …
Low Down, No Good Down Right Nasty, no, this is not how I would describe the debut CD by Canadian tenor saxophonist Bill Prouten. As much as the CD cover might indic…
Saxophonist Tim Warfield’s fifth CD as a leader on the Criss Cross label, his first in six years, is a diverse collection of original compositions, obscure and known jaz…
I always question the relevance of reissues. Concord Music Group has just released a re-mastered version of Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High and I believe it is a…
The Paul Renz Quintet’s latest release, ReBop, is classic bebop with weaving lines and chord brulees that have reflections of Joe Henderson, as the fidgety organ …
Mark Sherman Quartet’s live album is a 2-disc set that pushes vibraphonist Mark Sherman’s talents to the point of artistic wizard. The life-like pulsations and starry-ey…