These five reviews ran together in the July 2019 Off The Beaten Tracks column.
The following albums were reviewed in the June 2019 Off the Beaten Tracks column. Click the image for an individual review to read and share.
The following reviews appeared together in the Off the Beaten Tracks Column.
The following three reviews appeared in my print column: Off the Beaten Tracks
The following album reviews appeared in the February Off The Breaking Tracks Column.
Ted des Plantes is an Ohio based multi-instrumentalist who has been involved with numerous traditional jazz groups in a career spanning 50 years. He has
This is the Off The Beaten Tracks column as it ran in the December 2018 issue of the print edition. Beneath each review is a
Musical Christmas gifts can have an effect. A well-chosen album may inspire a life-long passion for music or even a desire to learn an instrument.
Hot Jazz Catches On, Again As promised when we left Europe back in August (See: Grand European Tour) we’ve returned to catch up with the UK.
We’re back in the States this month looking at five traditional jazz and swing bands led by women. When I noticed an “X and her”
For the last two months we’ve been Catching up with New Orleans, meanwhile, Europe has been catching up with us. Many will remember that during
Last month we began to explore some of the great records coming out of New Orleans. This month features five more. I could easily have
Why, Again, New Orleans? An intriguing question in social history is why creative explosions happen when and where they do. What was it about Switzerland
Andy Schumm and his Sink-O-Pators Futuristic Rhythms: Imagining the Later Bix Beiderbecke Rivermont BSW-2244 (2018) www.RivermontRecords.com Andy Schumm has made a name for himself in
Drew Nugent and The Midnight Society: Alice Blue Gown (2013) Drew Nugent: I’ll Never Be The Same (2017) Double Ohs Music 1004 www.drewgent.com Drew Nugent
I have the pleasure to review this month three albums from a remarkable talent known to many readers of The Syncopated Times; trumpeter and vocalist
Lessons Lyrical Petra van Nuis & Andy Brown (String Damper Records SDR-2136 2017) www.Petrasings.com; www.AndyBrownGuitar.com I first listened to Lessons Lyrical, the new disc from
For my inaugural column, I’ve decided to begin by showcasing two instrumental recordings that, despite the title of the first album, are suitable listening for