Geannine Reid

Geannine’s Contributions

02/17/13    Albums

Carter Calvert and the Roger Cohen Trio

This is Carter’s entry into the jazz field, but not one that comes without years, hours and grit under her belt. He voice truly is a siren and she has a range like no other. Joined by her husband’s trio they embark on a truly personal journey of arrangements...

12/08/12    Albums

Introducing The Verge

Introducing The Verge is a stirring mix of days gone by, a taste of today and sounds still to come (or at least be considered in the mainstream fabric). The trio effortlessly merges the jazz harmonic and melodic language with sounds of World, Pop and Rock...

12/08/12    Albums

Tim Bedner

Canadian guitarist and composer Tim Bedner’s 2012 debut CD, Of Light and Shadow, contains nine original interesting compositions that are influenced by many styles and genres of music. Bedner defines himself “as a modern lyrical composer and improviser”...

12/08/12    Albums

Bobby Hutcherson

The grand master of the vibes, Bobby Hutcherson, has teamed up again with the big ears of Joey DeFrancesco for his latest CD, Somewhere in the Night (Kind of Blue Records). The recording was taken during a performance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s...

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11/03/12    Albums

Brad Meldau Trio

Ultimately, Where Do You Start is an intimate, rich, and investigative collection of tunes that have a nice balance of styles, feels, textures and tempos. The release, certainly another documentation of the long standing catalogue of trio outings from the...

10/16/12    Albums

Billie Davies Trio, All About Love

The Billie Davies trio truly shows its devotion to the jazz idiom with this wonderful debut of creative modern borderline Avant-garde offering – truly a delight on many levels and I hope not the last from the Billie Davies Trio.

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02/22/12    Albums

The Love I'm In

The Love I’m In is an excellent follow up to Sentimental Mood, furthering the artistry and exploration of discography, Kate Reid delivers a stunning result and a disc certainly worth adding to your vocal jazz collection, most likely at the top of the stack...

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12/12/11    Albums

Mystic Nights

Who says jazz is not rocket science? Not to Patrick Battstone, who by day is a rocket scientist for Draper Labs, joined by his collaborator Richard Poole, the two embark on an expedition beyond the stars.

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11/16/11    Albums

Troy Roberts, Nu-Jive

While jazz is so strongly identified as swing, it is nice to see the next gen carving out their sound and ideas. Roberts, along with his well-equipped ensemble, is certainly up to the task - creating a jazz record that employs great playing and abundant...

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10/30/11    Albums

Sylvia Bennett taps into the hispanic listener

Grammy award winning vocalist Sylvia Bennett releases Sonrie, a jazz standards release with a new twist, well a Latin tinged one at least. In an era where a high percentage of jazz vocalists focus on the technique and articulation of the notes, it is refreshing...

08/21/11    Community Articles

Fred Fried and Core: EnCore

The trio’s chemistry is even stronger this time around and Fried’s compositions offer deep complexity, but with accessibility for the listener.

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07/05/11    Albums

Neamen Lyles

The culmination of Lyles debut CD, So Free, also includes producer and Pop/jazz veteran Jay Soto (Nu Groove Records), who contributes guitar, keyboard tracks, and composed or co-wrote most of the material with Lyles. In addition to Soto, the recording features...

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06/28/11    Albums

Aimée Allen, Winters & Mays

Winters & Mays is the breath of summer and the cool breeze of winter, perfect for any day, any month, or anytime. A beautiful collection of well-chosen covers and well-crafted originals, and a fine calling card for Allen as a composer, arranger, vocalist...

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06/07/11    Albums

Roxy Coss, CD Review

Coss is not just about the paper pedigree, her depth of control on her instrument is immediately evident and her tone, attack and execution are spot on. Her exploration of musical styles is based in bebop, but also includes a diverse and creative mix of...

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05/19/11    Albums

Silver's Dream Awhile Is Not A Reverie

Silver offers the listener a sophisticated style, which has a slow sexual burn as an undertone current. Silver also adorns the keen ability to skillfully scat melodically and with warmth and good pitch. Much more than just a technician, Silver drops notes...

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05/19/11    Albums

Karibu Welcomes the Listener to Engage in a Journey

Karibu, is a wonderful addition to any jazz or world collection to create a textural counterpoint of diversity, beauty and new musical pathways.

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About Geannine Reid

I am a retired journalist who has contributed to Ejazz News for many years. I have written and covered events for many daily newspapers in the U.S. and abroad. My passion is jazz, so as a retiree I am focusing on what I love and that is jazz.

Geannine Reid joined the JazzTimes community on May 19, 2011