Archive for the ‘Jazz CD Reviews’ Category


Mary Stallings – Feelin’ Good – HighNote Mary Stallings – Feelin’ Good – HighNote
Published on March 25, 2015

A self-assured and sincere singer.


Spin Marvel – Infolding [TrackList follows] – RareNoise Spin Marvel – Infolding [TrackList follows] – RareNoise
Published on March 23, 2015

Call it future jazz: electronica, free improv, and remixed postproduction, from nonconformists Spin Marvel.


Dave Stryker – Messin’ with Mr. T – Strikezone Dave Stryker – Messin’ with Mr. T – Strikezone
Published on March 21, 2015

My cup of “T”…




Ryan Truesdell – Lines of Color: Gil Evans Project Live at Jazz Standard – Blue Note/Artist Share Ryan Truesdell – Lines of Color: Gil Evans Project Live at Jazz Standard – Blue Note/Artist Share
Published on March 21, 2015

Honoring the legend, Gil Evans, in a live setting…


Fresh Cut Orchestra – From the Vine [TrackList follows] – FCO/RopeaDope Fresh Cut Orchestra – From the Vine [TrackList follows] – FCO/RopeaDope
Published on March 20, 2015

A fresh offering of large-group jazz that is both traditional and modern.


The Warren Vaché Quintet Remembers Benny Carter – Arbors Jazz The Warren Vaché Quintet Remembers Benny Carter – Arbors Jazz
Published on March 19, 2015

This first-rate band makes remembering Benny Carter a pleasurable earful. 


Lara Downes, piano – A Billie Holiday Songbook – Steinway & Sons Lara Downes, piano – A Billie Holiday Songbook – Steinway & Sons
Published on March 18, 2015

A well-intentioned tribute to the singer on her centenary.


Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet – Vocal Madness – HouseKat Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet – Vocal Madness – HouseKat
Published on March 18, 2015

The Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet takes hipness to a new level and swings with élan.


Doug Macleod – Exactly Like This – Reference Recordings Doug Macleod – Exactly Like This – Reference Recordings
Published on March 13, 2015

Bluesman and technology make a great pair.


Jonathan Fritzen – Fritzenized [TrackList follows] NordicNight Jonathan Fritzen – Fritzenized [TrackList follows] NordicNight
Published on March 09, 2015

A heavy-on-production but enjoyable smooth jazz outing with Fritzen on keyboards and bass.




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