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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling

Read "Ethan Margolis: Perfect Mission of Feeling" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Describing guitarist, composer, bandleader, producer and conceptualist Ethan Margolis as a citizen of the world barely does him or his music justice. Born and raised in jny: Cleveland (OH), Margolis left the US when he was 21 to study the art of Gypsy flamenco guitar in Spain. He stayed there for more than a decade, living ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Randy Bernsen: Grace Notes

Read "Grace Notes" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Grace Notes is a tasteful album, chalked full of fresh, creative compositions by guitarist Randy Bernsen. If you like the Rippingtons, Weather Report or the Yellowjackets, you will love this CD, too! As a composer and player, Bernsen possesses a unique creative vibe that does combine a wonderful “grace" that you can hear in every note ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Randy Bernsen Heats Up With "Grace Notes"

Randy Bernsen Heats Up With "Grace Notes"

Grace Notes marks Randy Bernsen’s return to working on a bigger canvas with another all-star cast, including Yellowjackets co-founders Jimmy Haslip and Russell Ferrante, drummers Peter Erskine, Gary Novak and Virgil Donati, keyboardist Scott Kinsey Mac Chew and Colin James, saxophonist Steve Tavaglione, percussionists Luis Conte, Archie Pena and blues harmonica ace Rockin’ Jake. Florida homeboys ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Arrival: Chegada 3

Read "Chegada 3" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Led by internationally renowned drummer Russ Miller, The Arrival Trio is a modern jazz group from Los Angeles which currently focuses on music from the contemporary side of jazz. Miller's previous efforts included projects of jazz fusion and a concentration on various drum solo albums which, he has now decided to move away from in favor ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gina Kronstadt: Come Over

Read "Come Over" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Gina Kronstadt has graced recordings by many musical giants, including Dr John, Charlie Haden, Rod Stewart and Aretha Franklin. Most of the time it's her talent as a violinist that's called upon. For her debut release as leader, Come Over, she puts the violin to one side and concentrates on singing: original songs of love, with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ron Boustead: Mosaic

Read "Mosaic" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Offering a musical canvas of light beautiful material, Los Angeles-based composer/singer Ron Boustead delivers a one-of-a kind musical treasure on the highly entertaining Mosaic. Containing four originals and jazz-influenced, reworked pop standards from the likes of James Taylor, Carole King, Bill Withers and Jon Lucien among others, Boustead produces a superbly presented “jazz-pop concoction" of gorgeous ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Jeff Golub Returns Triumphantly With "Train Keeps A Rolling," A Soul-jazz Album With Keyboardist Brian Auger

Guitarist Jeff Golub Returns Triumphantly With "Train Keeps A Rolling," A Soul-jazz Album With Keyboardist Brian Auger

Back on Track Guitarist Jeff Golub returns triumphantly with “Train Keeps A Rolling,” a soul-jazz album with keyboardist Brian Auger. Port Washington, NY: Undaunted after mysteriously losing his vision two years ago and less than a year after tumbling onto the New York City train tracks and getting clipped and dragged by a train, guitarist Jeff Golub released ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Music Therapy: Duboc Delivers A Revealing “Smile”

Jazz singer-songwriter teams with Jeff Lorber for a deeply personal album about the demise of her marriage Los Angeles, CA: Thinking that everything had fallen apart, the tears streamed down Carol Duboc’s face as she wrote the lyrics to “Smile,” the title track to the soulful jazz vocalist’s stunning sixth album that was released Tuesday (May 21) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Luis Conte: En Casa De Luis

Read "En Casa De Luis" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Luis Conte may not be a household name, but anybody with access to music in the past thirty years has probably heard his playing. Conte has served as the percussion colorist of choice for the musical elite and, with appearances on hundreds of albums that touch on virtually every genre, from jazz to pop to film ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Anna Mjoll's "Christmas Jazzmaz" CD Now Available

Anna Mjoll's "Christmas Jazzmaz" CD Now Available

Icelandic jazz diva Anna Mjll has finally released her much anticipated second solo CD—this time an incredible jazz Christmas CD Christmas Jazzmaz with Tnaljn Records. In its second week, Christmas Jazzmaz is already receiving rave reviews for its originality, freshness and quirkiness both due to the amazing arrangements by lafur Gaukur and also due to the phenomenal ...


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