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Like the piano trio and the five piece trumpet, saxophone, and rhythm configuration (think Miles Davis' classic 60s quintet), there is a bit of tradition behind the vibe…
The tangy flavoring of The Stein Brothers saxophones with jazz standards produces a lively commune that embellishes ballroom-brassy tunes to a crystal sheen. The brother…
It is always great news when a significant recording from the past is discovered and released. Such is the case with Horace Silver Live at Newport ‘58. Michael Cu…
St. Louis born and St. Louis Conservatory of Music trained saxophonist, flutist, composer and arranger Eric Person has built a solid reputation within jazz circles. His …
Kim Richmond is known both as an educator and a composer/arranger/saxophonist with many of those great West Coast jazz orchestras. In Live at Café Metropol, his hand…

What a wonderful surprise this CD is! Bassist Gregg August is a new name to me, and "One Peace" is his second recording as a leader. Here, August leads a formidable cast…

It seems like there are jazz groups worth listening to in every corner of the country. That is the case with Evidence Jazz Group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its leader…
Clichés are the worst and I try to avoid them at all costs. I must admit, however, that the title for this CD is most apt. Pianist, Gil Coggins’ near debut recording, Be…
One of the non-musical challenges every recording artist faces is what to title their records. There are doubtless many approaches to this task, from seeking serious ins…
This new and exciting endeavor for Nathan Eklund and his group of established musicians, which is an adventure in the classic sound of jazz for the aficionado listener. …