Archive for the ‘Jazz CD Reviews’ Category


Kenny Carr – Idle Talk [TrackList follows] – Zoozazz Kenny Carr – Idle Talk [TrackList follows] – Zoozazz
Published on July 06, 2015

Nothing idle here: bright, bubbly sax and guitar jazz.


Cory Weeds – Condition Blue – The Music Of Jackie McLean  – Cellar Live Cory Weeds – Condition Blue – The Music Of Jackie McLean – Cellar Live
Published on July 06, 2015

Acknowledging a saxophonist who had an exploratory vision.


Marshall Gilkes & The WDR Big Band – Köln – Alternate Side Marshall Gilkes & The WDR Big Band – Köln – Alternate Side
Published on July 03, 2015

A fervent and melodic display from an exceptional ensemble.




Steven Feifke, piano (septet) – Peace In Time – self Steven Feifke, piano (septet) – Peace In Time – self
Published on July 02, 2015

A lively and agreeable impression of jazz.


John Clark – The Odd Couple Quintet + 1 – Composers Concordance</br>Mark Taylor – Quiet Land – Mapleshade John Clark – The Odd Couple Quintet + 1 – Composers Concordance
Mark Taylor – Quiet Land – Mapleshade

Published on July 02, 2015

Two CDs featuring the most difficult orchestral instrument for jazz – the French horn.


Creation – Keith Jarrett, solo piano – ECM Creation – Keith Jarrett, solo piano – ECM
Published on June 28, 2015

Perhaps his best solo piano effort since the Koln Concerts of 1999.


Troy Roberts – Secret Rhymes [TrackList follows] – Inner Circle Music Troy Roberts – Secret Rhymes [TrackList follows] – Inner Circle Music
Published on June 28, 2015

There’s nothing surreptitious about this prominently-swinging music. Troy Roberts – Secret Rhymes [TrackList follows] – Inner Circle Music


Circulation – The Music Of Gary McFarland – The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble – Planet Arts Circulation – The Music Of Gary McFarland – The Gary McFarland Legacy Ensemble – Planet Arts
Published on June 26, 2015

A perceptive and gracious look at the music of Gary McFarland.


Joe Locke – Love Is A Pendulum – Motéma Joe Locke – Love Is A Pendulum – Motéma
Published on June 23, 2015

Joe has a “Locke” on this session.


The Kandinsky Effect – Somnambulist [TrackList follows] – Cuneiform The Kandinsky Effect – Somnambulist [TrackList follows] – Cuneiform
Published on June 23, 2015

An accomplished trio who implement electronics in jazz music.




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