Category Archives: Album Reviews

THE AUCTION PROJECT WITH GUEST MIKE STERN – SLINK

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The Auction Project is a union of musicians and composers made up of Arturo O’Farrill (piano) Carlo De Rosa (bass) Vince Cherico (drums) Heather Martin Bixler(violin) David Bixler (saxes). The material is the strength of their friendship love and musical

Soulful Los Angeles by-way-of Louisiana Singer RORY PARTIN Releases new self-titled album

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Featuring an all-star Big Band made up of legendary performers who played with Tommy Dorsey, Bobby Darin, and Harry James as well as a guest appearance by Opry/Cajun music hero Jimmy C Newman, Rory Partin takes listeners on a journey

ALISON BALSOM – PARIS

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One of today’s most in-demand classical music personalities, English trumpeter and BBC Proms darling Alison Balsom shares her love of Paris on this new solo album. After becoming the first British woman to win Gramophone Magazine’s prestigious Artist of the

SINGER-SONGWRITER KIKI EBSEN RELEASES JAZZ STANDARDS ALBUM – SCARECROW SESSIONS

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Father knew best: Kiki Ebsen records a jazz tribute to her late dad, actor Buddy Ebsen “Scarecrow Sessions,” due September 30, is comprised of standards and songs associated with her father’s showbiz career; “If I Only Had A Brain” is the

IVO PERELMAN Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Recording With the Release of Reverie – Available on September 23 via Leo Records

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For most artists, the chance to mark the silver anniversary of a recording career – as the tenor saxophone marvel Ivo Perelman does on his new album, Reverie – would involve a look back at the various styles and milestones

DARIUS JONES / MATTHEW SHIPP – COSMIC LIEDER: THE DARKSEID RECITAL

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The inter-generational partnership of alto saxophonist Darius Jones and pianist Matthew Shipp seamlessly meshes the talents of two of the most restlessly inventive and deeply gifted instrumentalist-composer-improviser-leaders working today. This singular duo project was first revealed in 2011 on the

BOBBY BAZINI RELEASES U.S DEBUT ALBUM “WHERE I BELONG” / FOLLOWING RECENT PERFORMANCE AT FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE JAZZ DE MONTREAL

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Highly acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter Bobby Bazini is set to release his debut U.S. album, “Where I Belong,” on August 12 through Capitol Music Group’s Strange Cargo/Manhattan label.  The album debuted at #1 on the Canadian Albums chart after its May

Pianist HAROLD LÓPEZ-NUSSA Announces 14-City North American Fall Trio Tour In Support of Latest Album, New Day

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Cuban pianist Harold López-Nussa announces a rare 14-city North American Fall trio tour from September 20 through October 14, 2014. Booked by Ted Kurland Associates, the tour includes performances at the Monterey Jazz Festival (Monterey, CA), SFJAZZ Center – featuring

Herb Alpert – IN THE MOOD

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On the heels of his 2014 Grammy win for his 2013 album Steppin’ Out, legendary trumpeter Herb Alpert presents his latest album, In The Mood. A collection of original compositions and modern takes on classic standards, In The Mood continues

Italian Guitarist Peppino D’Agostino To Release Highly Anticipated New CD ‘Penumbra’

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Much to the excitement of guitar players worldwide, acoustic guitar virtuoso Peppino D’Agostino will be releasing his eagerly awaited new album ‘Penumbra’ on Mesa/Bluemoon on August 5, 2014. Along with original material, the new CD features work by Roland Dyens,