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Claire Martin & Jim Mulle...

Claire Martin and Jim Mullen have recorded a tribute to the iconic guitarist Wes Montgomery, who passed away 50 years ago at the age of 45 (1923-1968). On BUMPIN, the two award-winning English jazz musicians team up with Danish drummer Kristian Leths Trio to pay...

Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Damer...

Vocalist Vanessa Rubin honors Tadd Dameron with an album that highlights his compositional genius. By Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal The great composer and arranger Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) wrote “If You Could See Me Now,” one of Sarah Vaughan’s...

Petra Van Nuis & Dennis L...

Petra Van Nuis & Dennis Luxion By Doug Ramsey, Rifftides Singer van Nuis and pianist Luxion may not be household names outside of Chicago, but their taste and wide range of musicianship have them perennially in demand in the Windy City. In thirteen ballads...

Lynn Stanley-Toasts Julie Lond...

Fans and critics are saying: “Outstanding Sound” “Incredible!” “This will become one of you favorite albums.” Lyn Stanley’s London Calling…A Toast To Julie London as she reimagines 17 classic songs Award-winning,...
recent from Reviews June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky – Loves Tango
June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky – Loves Tango June Bisantz & Alex Nakhimovsky have recorded, performed and toured together since 2005 including Japan, South Korea and the United States. Love’s Tango is their 3rd recording project together and first writing collaboration. It is both traditional and contemporary in concept. The music...
recent from New Brazilian Music Bossanaire – Holiday
Bossanaire – Holiday This is the second offering from the talented Portland based jazz vocal group.   Bossanaire artfully mines the rich tradition of bossa nova popularized  by Jobim, Sergio Mendes  and Gilberto/Getz.  Don’t be fooled by the title of their latest release. It is not a seasonal/Christmas album.  It is...
recent from New Jazz Vocal Releases Caecilie Norby – Sisters In Jazz
Caecilie Norby – Sisters In Jazz Look at the history of jazz, and it is all…frankly…a bit male. There have, of course, always been very prominent female jazz singers, but female instrumentalists and composers such as Jutta Hipp, Carla Bley or Geri Allen are few and far between. Today, even though men are still in the majority,...
recent from Great Jazz Singers Sachal Vasandani – Shadow Train
Sachal Vasandani – Shadow Train Vocalist Sachal Vasandani has proven himself to be the king of “not-so-standard standards.” His ability to interpret, and breathe life into underutilized lyrics have made him a standout in the jazz scene. Shadow Train is Sachal, once again, doing what he does best. The killer band just adds to his...