Album Reviews

Masumi Ormandy • Beyond the Sea

One depressing trend emerging from some of my recent artist interviews—specifically those profiling younger women—is a fear that they will become unemployably elderly before reaching

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A Chiaroscuro Christmas

Jazz Classic of the Month There have been a countless number of jazz Christmas albums recorded and released during the past 60 years. One of

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Silent Night, Ragged Night

The long-venerable practice of “ragging the classics” is at play in Bob Milne’s Christmas-themed CD Silent Night, Ragged Night. The disc contains fifteen popular Christmas

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Basie Swings The Blues

Of all of the “ghost bands” that have survived their leader’s passing, the Count Basie Orchestra is the most successful. One of the few fulltime

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Hot Town Tuba Skinny CD Cover

Tuba Skinny • Hot Town

After all this time, Syncopated Times readers ought to be familiar with Tuba Skinny; the band has been the subject of many articles and reviews

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The New Wonders album cover

The New Wonders

You can bet an album review is going to be positive when, by the time you read it, I’ve already learned to play parts of

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