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Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's been three years since the Yuri Honing Quartet's True (Challenge Records, 2012), a sumptuous all-acoustic affair that was in stark contrast to the powerful, duel electric guitar-driven Wired Paradise. That particular group hasn't recorded since White Tiger (Jazz in Motion Records, 2010), though the retrospective compilation North Sea Jazz Legendary Concerts (Bob City, 2013) captured ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

The soft flute that is Tierney Sutton's voice slowly brings the audience in to “It's Only a Paper Moon," the opening track to Desire, an 11-song collection of titles that expresses people's fixation on fame and fortune.

The Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton band defies mainstream practices; many vocalists often surround themselves with a seemingly constant ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Most singers place the emphasis on romance when interpreting the Great American Songbook. Not Tierney Sutton. The LA-based vocalist's Desire is a decidedly unromantic, melancholy effort that looks at the darker side of standards by the likes of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen, as well as more contemporary tunes by Dave Frishberg and others. ...

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Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

On first hearing Desire, by vocalist Tierney Sutton, it's curious why the audience is so quiet, until realizing that it's not a live album, though it sounds like it should be. The underlying and unifying theme here is Sutton's goal to not only deliver the material from a spiritual perspective, but to include recited texts from ...

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The Tierney Sutton Band: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Dark chocolate is a beautifully nefarious romantic ideal. Rather than possessing the youthful sweetness of milk chocolate, it instead offers a libertine bitterness, a taste that must be acquired to appreciate but once acquired, no other taste can sate. Having to learn to like something so that knowledge will bring added pleasure is an adult concept, ...

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Blake Aaron: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed 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, ...

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George Colligan: Desire

Read "Desire" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

As a pianist and composer, George Colligan fits the category of talent deserving of wider recognition better than anyone else out of the current thirty-something crowd. Not yet a household name, Colligan can give his better-publicized peers, such as Brad Mehldau, a run for their money. He has already established a great catalog of recordings for ...