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Ashley Locheed & Chris Rottmayer | So In Love

September 25, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Ashley Locheed, Chris Rottmeyer, Chuck Archard, Keith Wilson

So In Love is the thoroughly enjoyable release from pianist Chris Rottmeyer and vocalist Ashley Locheed.  The production features a wonderfully diverse array of tunes, each featuring new arrangements that add new flavors to compositions by Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, Antonio Carlos Jobim, ...

David Sills | Natural Lines

September 15, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Blake White, David Sills, Larry Koonse, Mike Scott, Tim Pleasant

Natural Lines, saxophonist David Sills’ 17th recording as a leader, is a truly fantastic work. The production features outstanding performances from a stellar lineup of top players. In addition to Sills on tenor saxophone and alto flute, the band is comprised of two guitarists, Larry ...

Eva Kess | Sternshnuppen: Fallen Stars

August 28, 2020 / No Comments

The bassist, composer and bandleader Eva Kess has released Sternshnuppen: Fallen Stars. The project, Kess’ fourth release, fuses the Swiss musician’s rhythm section with a string quartet to create an amazing new body of music.

Kenny Washington | What’s The Hurry

August 22, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Ami Molinelli-Hart, Dan Feiszli, Gary Brown, Jeff Cressman, Josh Nelson, Kenny Washington, Lorca Hart, Mike Olmos, Peter Michael Escovedo, Victor Goines

Kenny Washington has emerged as one of the preeminent jazz vocalists of the current day. What’s The Hurry is further evidence of this opinion. Washington’s ease of delivery and warm tone makes listening to anything he croons a real pleasure. On this effort, he takes on a bevy of ...

Antonio Adolfo | BruMa : Celebrating Milton Nascimento

July 28, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Antonio Adolfo, Claudio Spiewax, Dada Costa, Danilo Sinna, Jesse Sadoc, Jorge Helder, Leo Amuedo, Lula Galvao, Marcelo Martins, Milton Nascimento, Rafael Barata

Pianist Antonio Adolfo delivers an incredibly well-done tribute with BruMa: Celebrating Milton Nascimento. Replete with outstanding arrangements, the recording showcases fantastic performances of tunes that Nascimento wrote or co-wrote. The high level of musical excellence heard here starts ...

BK Trio | Hit It

July 24, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: BK Trio, Brian Kooken, Greg Hatza, Robert Shahid, thejazzpage.com

Hit It by the BK Trio is a total groove fest from beginning to end. The trio comprised of bandleader Brian Kooken on guitar, Greg Hatza on Hammond B3 organ, and Robert Shahid on drums have incredible synchronicity that threads throughout the recording. The set is made up completely of ...

Noa Levy and Shimpei Ogawa | You, Me & Cole

July 16, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Noa Levy, Shimpei Ogawa

You, Me & Cole is a wonderful duet album between featuring Noa Levy’s vocals and Shimpei Ogawa’s bass work. Really nice chemistry between singer and bassist covering the tunes of Cole Porter. Really interesting album concept and nice chemistry between the two. Check it out!

Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride & Brian Blade | RoundAgain

July 10, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Christian McBride, Joshua Redman, thejazzpage.com

Saxophonist Joshua Redman, pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer Brian Blade reunite for their first recording since 1994, when they were bandmates in Redman’s quartet. RoundAgain is the fantastic recorded result of their reunion. The four musicians have all become ...

3D Jazz Trio | I Love To See You Smile

July 9, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Amy Shook, Jackie Warren, Sherrie Maricle, thejazzpage.com

I Love To See You Smile is the outstanding latest release by the 3D Jazz Trio. The unit, featuring Jackie Warren on piano, Amy Shook on bass and Sherrie Maricle on drums, performs under a few different banners, but always at the core of the various settings. The trio is as together as a band ...

Fred Randolph | Mood Walk

June 16, 2020 / No Comments / Tags: Brian Rice, Dan Zemelman, Dillion Vado, Erik Jekabson, Fred Randolph, Greg Sankovich, Greg Wyser-Pratte, Sheldon Brown, Silvestre Martinez

Mood Walk is bassist Fred Randolph’s fourth release as a leader and what a great recording he has produced. The effort is buoyed by great compositions, all of which Randolph penned for the effort. The notes are joined by equally great performances from some very talented players. The band ...

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