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After 24-years in the Bay Area, Allen returns to his native Texas for this live set recorded at the Elephant Room in Austin. Despite the garish pinks and blues of the cover…
Deanna Witkowski was totally unfamiliar to me when I received this CD. In my usual manner, I follow a certain ritual while reviewing a new item. The CD is slipped into my c…
Five Play is really one third of the all female big band DIVA led by drummer Sherrie Maricle. Sherrie was part of the Oliver Jones Trio in recent years and a fabulous talen…
With a footing in jazz pedagogy and the professional performing arena, bassist Steve LaSpina is just one of many yeoman musicians who goes about his daily music making with…
At the end of 1997, Scott Colley cut the sessions that comprise this album and his Criss Cross disc, SUBLIMINAL. Not much happened with either record (although THIS PLACE i…
Benny Carter’s composition, "When Lights Are Low" is the chosen piece to open this debut recording from vocalist/ pianist Dena DeRose. What an opener it is. Dena approaches…
BOBBY HACKETT LIVE AT THE ROOSEVELT GRILL FEATURING VIC DICKENSON is a remarkable recording of a mainstream jazz ensemble showcasing the talents of Bobby Hackett on cornet,…
Marian McPartland is a diversifier, her early work with black students in Washington predated most jazz educational work by five years , and continues today. She has served…
Out of print -- at least in the USA -- for years, it's good to have this available again -- thanks, Enja & Koch!!! Pepper Adams was one of the finest exponents of hard-bop …
Some very talented jazz musicians are out there in America's heartland -and not all of them want or need to move to New York or LA. Chicago pianist/composer Surace is one s…