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,...

Tom Lellis – The Flow

Tom Lellis -whose work with guitarist Toninho Horta (on the CD, Tonight) was lauded as “exquisite” by the New York Times, and whose CD, Skylark, with the Metropole Orchestra was “most  requested” at WBGO, NY/NJ- has recently released The Flow. An eclectic thirteen track set, The...

Sinatra/Jobim: The Complete Reprise Recordings

Frank Sinatra released dozens of albums for the Reprise label beginning in 1961. Every once in awhile he would share equal billing with the likes of Bing Crosby, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and the co-subject of this review, one A.C. Jobim. Antonio Carlos Jobim was a popular Brazilian songwriter, composer,...