Category Archives: Album Reviews

Patrick Bradley – Can You Hear Me

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This high-voltage fusion-laden production from pianist/keyboardist/composer Patrick Bradley is of the usual high quality you can expect from the artist. Coming full-steam ahead after his last release three years ago, Under The Sun (a super-powered, emotional,  and impactful release to

Al DeGregoris – All In Good Time

Al-DeGregoris–All In Good Time

Pianist/keyboardist Al DeGregoris cranked out a solid piece of tight contemporary jazz with his Times and Travels release that thoroughly impressed me almost beyond words with his creativity and imaginative offerings. Here, 2 years later, is the artist with a

KANDACE SPRINGS – EP

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One in a million musicians can say that they were invited by Prince to join him onstage. But it’s even more impressive for an artist to receive that endorsement before officially releasing a note of music. Yet that’s exactly what

DEE DANIELS – INTIMATE CONVERSATIONS

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Dee Daniels is the kind of singer who really takes us back to our precious time spent in jazz clubs on the south side of Chicago a few decades back – during the days when the old school jazz singer

Dennis Angel – On Track

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Dennis Angel made a fateful choice after high school – study music at Julliard or pursue a law degree. He eventually became a well-respected entertainment attorney, but jazz found its way back in 2009, when he recorded “The Wall Street

Mariea Antoinette – No Strings Attached

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Who knew the magical sound of the harp could find a home on the funk side of the Jazz world? San Diego native Marie Antoinette’s repertoire includes Classical, Jazz and R&B, which she has showcased at Walt Disney Hall and

HILARY GARDNER – THE GREAT CITY

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Acclaimed vocalist Hilary Gardner grew up in Alaska, infatuated with New York City.  Her striking recording debut, The Great City, available on Anzic Records on September 30, is Gardner’s love letter to her adopted hometown, great metropolises everywhere, and the

ANTONELLA VITALE – SONGS IN MY HEART

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The first we’ve ever heard from singer Antonella Vitale – a deep-voiced singer with a really great small combo sort of vibe – and an ability to sing equally well in English and Italian! Most of the music here is

The Ault Sisters – Timeless

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Imagine the Andrews Sisters with a much greater jazz sensibility and you have the three Ault Sisters. With its mix of old and new tunes and captivating vocal and musical arrangements, their new record is indeed “Timeless”. Genre: Jazz: Smooth Jazz

Diana Barash – A Miracle of Love

DIANA-BARASH-A Miracle of Love

On her sensual and soulful debut album A MIRACLE OF LOVE, well traveled Eastern European native Diana Barash caresses her spirited blend of moods, romance and inspiration with exotic percussion, soundscape textures and ethereal atmospheres. Drawing from world music as