The Bruce Swaim Quartet tools around with everything from nostalgic swing to modern house-bop and plush romantic-jazz interludes on the band’s self-released recording Lucky Strikes. Recorded at Foxhaven Studios in Olney, Maryland and produced by the band’s...
Album review of Vivian Male's CD, Our Day Will Come
Oscillating between complex formations and sparse arrangements, saxophonist Charles Evans and pianist Neil Shah display a symbiotic relationship that veers into the domains of the enigmatic, the abstract and the harmonically obscure on their latest recording...
Album review of Kar Parra's CD. Dos Amantes
Album review of RG Royal Sound Orchestra's CD, Impact
Album review of Iron City's CD, Sparks
Album review of Empirical's CD, Out 'N' In
Album review of Mark Moultrup's CD, Dar Cho
Album review of the Gabriel Riesco Project's CD, Sculptures In Time
Album review of Ken Greves' CD, The Face Of My Love
Album review of Mostly Other People Do The Killing's CD, Forty Fort
Album review for Ulysses Owens, Jr.'s CD, It's Time For U
Singer-songwriter-pianist Daniela Schachter conjures up a Bordeaux-flavored jazz on her third release Purple Butterfly with songs befitting for wine room ambiences and social gatherings. The Sicilian-born, New York-based artist possesses a vocal adroitness...
Album review of Antoinette Montague's CD, Behind The Smile
Album review of Art Sherrod, Jr.'s CD, Seasons
Saxophonist Justin Young treats fans to a delightful repertoire of holiday tunes fraught with smooth jazz grooves and contemporary candlelight pop on his recording Home For The Holidays. Bundled in luxuriating boughs of saxophone swirls and wreathe in attractive...
About Susan Frances
Susan Frances joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 30, 2009