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Bronwyn Cronin

Adventurous in her interpretation of cherished melodies, vocalist Bronwyn Cronin serves up a modern juxtaposition of classic tradition and modern innovation. Ms. Cronin’s voice has graced venues as magnificent as the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France as well as obscure villages in Nepal and India. Although classically trained in Opera with the late Gimi Beni, the singer feels most at home swinging to the familiar melodies of the traditional American songbook. “I like the freedom and spontaneity of improvisation.”

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Scott Robinson & the Emil Viklicky Trio: Summertime

Read "Summertime" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Scott Robinson has been affected a bit by the Roland Kirk syndrome. His interest in and ability to play just about every saxophone ever invented--and some that haven't--has obscured his talent to listeners more comfortable with musicians that can be identified by a single instrument, in spite of being very active recently both as a leader ...

Mike Clark: Summertime

Read "Summertime" reviewed by Riel Lazarus

It's safe to say that drummer Mike Clark is most commonly associated with funk. Since his days as a member of Herbie Hancock's legendary Headhunters, Clark has been considered one of the foremost trapsmen of the genre. But funk is only a small part of what this veteran artist is capable of, and Summertime may finally ...

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Mike Clark: Summertime

Read "Summertime" reviewed by Jim Santella

Pianist Billy Childs and drummer Mike Clark make a great rhythm team. Their modern mainstream journey through new originals and familiar favorites swings with a surging intensity that’s stirred gently – not shaken. It’s your daddy’s music in a new picture frame.

”Summertime,” a personal favorite, is treated to a harmonic makeover. Using ...

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Ray Brown: Summertime

Read "Summertime" reviewed by Jim Santella

Ray Brown's latest release introduces Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius to a wider audience. Wakenius joins the bassist again for a set of familiar standards (he also appeared on Brown's 1995 Telarc release, Seven Steps To Heaven ). Showing a strong Wes Montgomery influence with embedded blues, Wakenius shares the spotlight with the trio, which now includes ...