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With the holiday season already upon us, the flurry of new CDs is already beginning to hit the shelves. As fall settles in and frost is on the pumpkin, a beautiful and j…
The first thing every critic says about Hendrik Meurkens is that he's the world's second best jazz harmonica player (referring to Toots Thielemans as number one, of cour…
Amazon River is getting quite a bit of airplay in advance of its August 23 release date. That's always a good sign. While the influence of Toots Thielemans is…
It’s all about style when after years behind the scenes you enter center stage. What is so special at times is when an artist comes out not by debuting "in the box" hits…
As Blue Note Records builds its series of jazz CD’s dedicated to influential songwriters of the last half of the twentieth century, implicitly proving the breadth of music …
Bring back Elvis! This funky new CD from The Gregory James band titled Come To Me isn’t all together straight jazz and yet not all together world music…
Brazilian-born guitarist Bola Sete’s widow, Anne Sete, is taking steps to ensure that his memory remains alive and that his recordings remain available for another generati…
Ricardo Silveira and Luiz Avellar have come together to produce an enchanting, soulful, daring and exciting CD. I absolutely enjoy listening and reviewing such a magnificen…
If you are not familiar with classical guitarist Carlos Barbosa-Lima, and your CD collection ranges from Andres Segovia to Tito Puente with some sprink…
Celebrating their 30 year anniversary, Azymuth brings to the jazz listening audience one of their very finest efforts with BRAZILIAN SOUL. An eclectic, tour de force, it is…