Maria Schafer – To Know Love

For the last two years, Maria Schafer has been touring the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a gig perfectly suited to the golden timbre of her voice and clean lines of her delivery. In her hometown of Los Angeles, though, you’d be more likely to catch her with a small group and this is the sound she...

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,...