Review of two Brazilian virtuosos in concert.
Scott Albin reviews album of superb gypsy jazz.
These two newly released recordings-Hamilton with his trio in 1994, and his duets with Hill from 1993-will only serve to bolster Hamilton’s reputation as one … Read More “Chico Hamilton Trio: Live @ Artpark”
Add Joe Temperley to the list of artists who have recorded worthy tributes to Sinatra, including Tony Bennett, Carol Sloane, Joe Lovano and even Biréli … Read More “Joe Temperley: The Sinatra Songbook”
Todd Bryant Weeks’ well-written and extensively researched biography covers Hot Lips Page’s life from his youth in Dallas, Corsicana and Tyler, Texas, to his days … Read More “Luck’s In My Corner: The Life and Music of Hot Lips Page by Todd Bryant Weeks”
This two CD set contains over two hours of wonderfully entertaining jazz from the indefatigable Curson, 71 years old when recorded live in August of … Read More “Ted Curson: In Paris: Live at the Sunside”
After winning a Grammy for his last trio venture in 2003, Live at the Blue Note, Camilo decided to move on to other projects, and … Read More “Michel Camilo: Spirit of the Moment”
Reed Kotler is a very prolific West Coast composer who’s in an enviable position. Wanting to hear his tunes played, he created a record label … Read More “Tomo : I’ll Always Know”
Trombonist, vocalist, composer and arranger Scott Whitfield’s latest project is an unabashed collection of love songs, perhaps best explained by the title and lyric of … Read More “Scott Whitfield: Speaking of Love”
This is only the Brubeck Brothers’ second recording, and it’s a shame considering the quality of the music on Intuition. Regular quartet members Dan Brubeck … Read More “The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Intuition”
Willie Jones III’s new release follows Vol. 1…Straight Swingin’ and Vol. 2…Don’t Knock The Swing, and as on those it features Jones III’s longtime associate, … Read More “Willie Jones III: Volume III”
The 23-year-old LoCrasto’s debut CD is part of the MAXJAZZ piano series, which includes titles by such luminaries as Mulgrew Miller and Jessica Williams. Currently … Read More “Frank Locrasto : When You’re There”
Hubert Laws sat in one night with Gibbs’ band in a California club (their first time playing together), and they hit it off so well … Read More “Terry Gibbs: Findin’ the Groove”
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