Archive for the ‘Jazz CD Reviews’ Category


Russell Malone – Love Looks Good On You – HighNote Russell Malone – Love Looks Good On You – HighNote
Published on February 27, 2015

Russell Malone is an exhilarating guitarist leading a lively and melodic band.


North American Jazz Alliance – The Montreal Sessions – Challenge North American Jazz Alliance – The Montreal Sessions – Challenge
Published on February 24, 2015

A well-executed and unabashedly attractive outing.


Chris Cortez – Top Secret [TrackList follows] – Blue Bamboo Music Chris Cortez – Top Secret [TrackList follows] – Blue Bamboo Music
Published on February 23, 2015

Guitarist Chris Cortez: no secrets here, he’s an overt devotee of swinging jazz tradition.




Ian Sims and Divergent Paths – Conundrum [TrackList follows] Ian Sims and Divergent Paths – Conundrum [TrackList follows]
Published on February 23, 2015

No puzzler here: post-bop jazz with a perceptive sense of poise and expertise.


Manuel Valera And The New Cuban Express – In Motion – Criss Cross Jazz Manuel Valera And The New Cuban Express – In Motion – Criss Cross Jazz
Published on February 20, 2015

All the delightful elements of Afro-Cuban jazz are on full display with this assertive offering from a stellar band.


David Helbock Trio – Aural Colors [TrackList follows] – Traumton David Helbock Trio – Aural Colors [TrackList follows] – Traumton
Published on February 17, 2015

Jazz and classical blended with a European viewpoint.


Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet – Intents and Purposes – Enja Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet – Intents and Purposes – Enja
Published on February 08, 2015

A different and organic approach to jazz fusion.


Great American Songs – Through The Years – Jeff Hamilton Trio – Capri Great American Songs – Through The Years – Jeff Hamilton Trio – Capri
Published on February 06, 2015

A sophisticated and melodic trio recording.


Steve Turre – Spiritman – Smoke Sessions</br>Eddie Henderson – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions Steve Turre – Spiritman – Smoke Sessions
Eddie Henderson – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions

Published on January 28, 2015

Where there is Smoke (Sessions) there is fire…Steve Turre & Eddie Henderson…




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