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...
It has taken cool jazz singer/pianist Bonnie Lowdermilk a little more than a decade to resurface after releasing her debut CD This Heart Of Mine with the Fred Hersch Trio to deliver her follow-up album Up To Now . With all arrangements made by Lowdermilk...
Vocalist Anne Walsh has an authentic style of singing that is neither purely jazz or purely pop but rather a fusion of the two. Joined by her husband Thomas Zink who produced and arranged her debut recording Pretty World released by his label A To Zink Music...
Album review of Kenny and Leah Soderblom's CD, April In Paris
Album review of Harry Allen's CD, New York State Of Mind
Album review of Daniel Smith's CD, Blue Bassoon
Tribute album to saxophonist/composer Brendan Romaneck featuring Keith Javors, Chris Potter, Steve Wilson, Tereil Stafford, Delbert Felix, and John Davis
Album reivew of Komeda Project's CD, Requiem
Album review of Sylvia Bennett's Christmas CD, It's Christmas Time With Sylvia Bennett from Out Of Sight Music :label.
Album review of Dan Moretti's CD, Tres Muse
Album review of Justin Young's CD, Nothin' But Love
Baptiste Trotignon lives up to the expectations foisted on him as a French pianist. He exhibits control with a gentle touch as he toggles between having a firm hold on the definition of the melodic patterns and moving with romantic caresses through the ruminating...
There is a noir jazz complexion in the music of Jim Gailloreto’s Jazz String Quintet that reverberates of haunting sensations in the harmonies of the instruments as they travel along serpentine-curved passageways. The group’s new CD, American Complex from...
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Susan Frances joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 30, 2009