Archive for the ‘Jazz CD Reviews’ Category


Blue Lunch – The Blue Lunch Special/ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Rip Cat Records Blue Lunch – The Blue Lunch Special/ 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – Rip Cat Records
Published on July 23, 2014

Yeh, Cleveland rocks, but they kick out the blues jams!


Denny Zeitlin – Stairway To The Stars – Sunnyside Denny Zeitlin – Stairway To The Stars – Sunnyside
Published on July 23, 2014

A subtle and inquisitive enigmatic pianist.


3 Cohens – Tightrope – Anzic 3 Cohens – Tightrope – Anzic
Published on July 22, 2014

This is a thoughtful album, filled with inventiveness and musicality.




Cyrus Chestnut – Midnight Melodies</br>Eric Reed – Groovewise</br>Orrin Evans – Liberation Blues</br>All 3 Smoke Sessions Records Cyrus Chestnut – Midnight Melodies
Eric Reed – Groovewise
Orrin Evans – Liberation Blues
All 3 Smoke Sessions Records

Published on July 20, 2014

Three more Smoke Sessions CDs – all led by pianists.


Raoul Björkenheim and eCsTaSy – eCsTaSy [TrackList follows] – Cuneiform Raoul Björkenheim and eCsTaSy – eCsTaSy [TrackList follows] – Cuneiform
Published on July 20, 2014

Hard-rocking improv from Finland.


Fred Hersch Trio – Floating – Palmetto Records Fred Hersch Trio – Floating – Palmetto Records
Published on July 16, 2014

This is an eloquent trio with an extensive inventiveness.


Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart – Ramshackle Serenade – Pirouet Records Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein, Bill Stewart – Ramshackle Serenade – Pirouet Records
Published on July 14, 2014

The brilliant sum of its parts…


Joe Magnarelli – Lookin’ Up – Posi-Tone Joe Magnarelli – Lookin’ Up – Posi-Tone
Published on July 08, 2014

Lookin’ Up with Joe…


Michael Dease – Relentless – Posi-Tone Michael Dease – Relentless – Posi-Tone
Published on July 08, 2014

Big band lovers, rejoice…


Steve Kaldestad with The Mike LeDonne Trio – Straight Up [TrackList follows] – Cellar Live Steve Kaldestad with The Mike LeDonne Trio – Straight Up [TrackList follows] – Cellar Live
Published on July 08, 2014

A cooly persuasive album from a dependable tenor saxophonist. Nothing wrong with the cover – that’s the way it was designed…




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