Jazz

Matt Lemmler: Love

by Bea Willis Everyone involved in jazz knows the significance that New Orleans has on jazz.  It is a very special gumbo of traditional Dixieland,…


Hughes Smith Quintet : Motion

by Elberton Cisnero Hughes Smith Quintet is a Detroit based ensemble that has that hard-bop Detroit sound deep within their bones.  The leaders Jimmy Smith…



Gabe Evens: The Wrong Waltz

by Elberton Cisnero An Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Composition and Arranging at the University of Louisville, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program, Gabe Evens is…



Renee Rosnes: Beloved of the Sky

by Tom Faddis Pianist and composer Renee Rosnes takes inspiration from painter Emily Carr on her new album, Beloved of the Sky. The album with…


Joe Mongelli: Washashore

by Bea Willis Massachusetts based trumpet/flugelhorn player Joe Mongelli leads a great group through a set of ten well-known standards with hip arrangements entitled, WashAshore….


Brian Hudson: Next Level

by Tom Faddis Is Fusion dead? Well apparently not, as it lives and breathes quite well in the loins of Brian Hudson.  Maybe a rocker…


Larry Ham/Woody Witt: Presence

by Tom Faddis Jazz is a conversation, a relationship between musicians that conveys some of their deepest expression of self-awareness.  Music is a powerful vehicle…


Dave Bennett : Blood Moon

by Bea Willis Clarinetist Dave Bennett has released his sophomore CD on Mack Avenue entitled Blood Moon.  A “blood moon” is a natural phenomenon when…