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by Jim Olin
Blair Bryant is a prodigious and young contemporary jazz artist currently signed up under the Innervision Records label. Creating his own music since he was 16, he started out as a bassist and drummer but he can now play over 14 different instruments, those skills in vivid and impressive display on his latest effort, Gold. The love song Just For You" has the potential to be a timeless hit. Aside from its catchy lyrics, the track also features ...read more
by Nicholas F. Mondello
One might wonder what might have drawn the great Miles Davis to record melodically verbatim covers of Michael Jackson's Human Nature" and Cyndi Lauper's Time After Time," in a smooth jazz format. Commercial interest? A musical category boundary to break? Because he could? With No Boundaries, trumpeter Eric Bolvin continues to validate his very distinguished place as a fine proponent of smooth jazz trumpet. While there are no breakthroughs or Davis-like covers present, the disc perfectly fits ...read more
by Susan Lozinak
Smooth jazz guitarist Blake Aaron is back with his third CD, Desire, and for anyone familiar with his music it was well worth the wait. This collection of mostly original music captivates the senses from the first note and never lets go, as Aaron's love for jazz is apparent in everything he does. Aaron, who got his start as a kid playing rock music on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, has toured with groups such as The Drifters, ...read more