Album Reviews

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Ethan Uslan By The Sea

Ethan Uslan, who had recorded two previous CDs for Rivermont, is a classically-trained pianist who in college switched permanently to syncopated music. He plays both

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Ken Peplowski: Enrapture

Enrapture by Ken Peplowski Capri Records, Ltd. #74141-2 Ken Peplowski assembled his team-mates for this charming CD and chose a variety of tunes, some of

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Stylings of Champian

Champian Fulton seems much too young to be on her tenth album, but here it is. A double-CD of swinging music highlighting her artful vocals.

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Henry Acker: 14

Syncopated Times readers were introduced to guitarist Henry Acker back in March of 2017 by our Jazz Travels writer Bill Hoffman. Bill discovered Acker at

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British Jam Sessions

Trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, who led one of the top British 1920s-inspired trad bands of 1949-55, was given a lot of heat and criticism from his

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The Jimmy Dorsey Hits Collection 1935-1957

Jimmy Dorsey’s Sweet Side

A major jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist in the 1920s, Jimmy Dorsey co-led the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with younger brother Tommy during 1934-35 until a blowup

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Hendrik Meurkens on Two New Albums

Cabin in the Sky Hendrik Meurkens, chromatic harmonica; Bill Cunliffe, piano Height Advantage ( Music from the Heart Roger Davidson Quartet featuring Hendrik Meurkens Soundbrush

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Danny Tobias Complete Abandon

COMPLETE ABANDON An excellent swing trumpeter with a warm sound and a melodic improvising style, Danny Tobias is best-known for his association with the Midiri

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Doro Wat

Doro Wat

They have a Friday night gig at Three Muses, their album was recorded at The Spotted Cat and engineered by John Dixon of the Shotgun

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Whiskey Moon Face

I’ve recently reviewed two traditional jazz albums featuring the distinctive vocals of Louisa Jones. (Man Overboard Qunitet, The Cable Street Rag Band.) She is accompanied

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Banu Gibson- By Myself

BANU GIBSON’S BY MYSELF It has been too long since Banu Gibson recorded. One of the major New Orleans jazz and swing singers of the

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Danny Bacher- Still Happy

Danny Bacher- Still Happy

Danny Bacher received rave reviews for his 2016 debut album, Swing That Music, on which he covered a variety of tracks by the three Louis’-

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