Album Reviews

Echoes of Swing: Dancing

Echoes of Swing: Dancing

Echoes of Swing is a European quartet comprised of Colin T. Dawson on trumpet and occasional vocals, altoist Chris Hopkins, pianist Bernd Lhotzky and drummer

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Salt City Six’s Final Session

Salt City Six’s Final Session

Former Salt City Six manager Arnie Koch has dubbed drummer and longtime mainstay Danny D’Imperio as “Treasure Hunter of the Year” for discovering the master

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Susie Arioli- Spring album cover

Susie Arioli • Spring

Canadian jazz singer Susie Arioli on her prior recordings has generally been teamed up with guitarist Jordan Officer, performing swing standards in intimate settings. Her

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Louis Armstrong Plays WC Handy Album Cover

Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy

Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy is arguably Satch’s finest recording of the 1950s. At the time, the Louis Armstrong All-Stars included trombonist Trummy Young, clarinetist

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Molly Ryan Lets Fly Away

Molly Ryan: Let’s Fly Away

Molly Ryan’s musical travelogue Let’s Fly Away is a jewel. The individual selections on the CD, all quite excellent, describe a dramatic trajectory within the

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Mimi Blais Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning by Mimi Blais

It’s funny what love will do.  Absent are the pyrotechnics and the quirky improvisations that have long been her domain, replaced on this disc with lush

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Glenn Jenks • Easy Winners

Glenn Jenks • Easy Winners

Perhaps I should put my prejudicial disclaimer right up front: I like the way Glenn Jenks plays ragtime. His approach is confident and authoritative, whether

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