Album Reviews

Bill Cunliffe: Bachanalia

BACHanalia- Bill Cunliffe

Bill Cunliffe is a prolific pianist, composer, and conductor. I am already among the converted, so was excited to see/hear Cunliffe’s newest effort. On most

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Teddy Grace

Teddy Grace

Few today probably know about Teddy Grace’s excellent recordings of the 1930s even though she was one of the finest jazz and blues singers of

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Bums at Fagans

The Bums At Fagan’s

Trombonist Ralph Grugel was a major force in keeping Dixieland alive and well in the Cleveland area for many years. He led a band that

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Django a la Creole Live

Django à la Créole Live

What would the music have sounded like if Sidney Bechet and Django Reinhardt (who were both in France in the early 1950s) had recorded together,

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The Dime Notes

The Dime Notes (2016 Debut)

The Dime Notes is a young group based in Great Britain although its leader-pianist Andrew Oliver is originally from Oregon. Comprised of Oliver, clarinetist David

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Ella in Hollywood

Ella In Hollywood

Ella In Hollywood, a live set from 1961 when Ella Fitzgerald was 44, features her at the peak of her powers on a very jazz-oriented

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Anders Bergcrantz: Soulfully Yours

Anders Bergcrantz: Soulfully Yours

Anders Bergcrantz is a prize-winning Swedish trumpeter/composer. He has just released this recording of seven compositions, six of which are his originals and the seventh

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Ragtime Wizardry

Ragtime Wizardry on Rivermont

While 2017 is being celebrated as the centennial of jazz’s first recordings, it is also the 100th anniversary of Scott Joplin’s death. The ragtime era,

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Complete Abandon Danny Tobias Quintet

Danny Tobias 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 Brothers although

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Ken Peplowski: Enrapture

Ken Peplowski • Enrapture

Ken Peplowski assembled his team-mates for this charming CD and chose a variety of tunes, some of which are outside the usual jazz repertoire. His

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Ethan Uslan • By The Sea

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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A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

This CD features pianist/vocalist Daniela Schachter with a small group performing eleven of composer Jimmy Van Heusen’s famous tunes. She is visiting professor of voice

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