Archive for the ‘Jazz CD Reviews’ Category


Lenny Breau – LA Bootleg Guitararchives & 12 Hit Wonder Lenny Breau – LA Bootleg Guitararchives & 12 Hit Wonder
Published on December 17, 2014

A prodigious talent but an unfulfilled life.


Nels Cline and Julian Lage – Room [TrackList follows] – Mack Avenue/ Cryptogramophone Nels Cline and Julian Lage – Room [TrackList follows] – Mack Avenue/ Cryptogramophone
Published on December 16, 2014

Two stellar jazz guitarists, one room: engaging, unexpected and enticing.


Sophisticated Lady – Jazz Quartet [TrackList follows] – Yarlung Sophisticated Lady – Jazz Quartet [TrackList follows] – Yarlung
Published on December 09, 2014

A rare combination of expert jazz and modern recording technology.




Ed Blackwell – The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note [TrackList follows] – /Cam Jazz (8 CDs) Ed Blackwell – The Complete Remastered Recordings on Black Saint and Soul Note [TrackList follows] – /Cam Jazz (8 CDs)
Published on December 07, 2014

Many of drummer Ed Blackwell’s myriad musical recordings are explored on an eight-CD set.


The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy The Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy
Published on December 07, 2014

Drummer captures big band jazz with a funky delivery!


Chico Hamilton – Reunion; Arroyo; Trio!; My Panamanian Friend; Dancing To A Different Drummer – Black Saint/ Soul Note/CAM (5-CDs) Chico Hamilton – Reunion; Arroyo; Trio!; My Panamanian Friend; Dancing To A Different Drummer – Black Saint/ Soul Note/CAM (5-CDs)
Published on December 03, 2014

A late career retrospective of one of the greats in jazz drumming.


Brian Charette – Good Tipper – Posi-Tone Brian Charette – Good Tipper – Posi-Tone
Published on December 03, 2014

Organist shines with two different trios!


Wayne Horvitz and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble – At the Reception [TrackList follows] – Songlines Wayne Horvitz and the Royal Room Collective Music Ensemble – At the Reception [TrackList follows] – Songlines
Published on December 03, 2014

Wayne Horvitz introduces a newer generation of jazz big band, both progressively modern and melodically entertaining.


Marlene VerPlanck – I Give Up, I’m In Love – Audiophile Records Marlene VerPlanck – I Give Up, I’m In Love – Audiophile Records
Published on December 01, 2014

A real jewel deserving of broad acclamation.


Tyshawn Sorey – Alloy [TrackList follows] – Pi Recordings Tyshawn Sorey – Alloy [TrackList follows] – Pi Recordings
Published on December 01, 2014

Drummer Tyshawn Sorey and his trio showcase the narrow divide between through-composition and improvisation.




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