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Music Review: Les McCann – ‘Invitation to Openness’ [Remastered]

Invitation to Openness

'Invitation to Openness' is one of those albums that speaks not only to jazz enthusiasts, it is an album that will bring a smile to all lovers of intelligent music. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Magician’s Daughter’ – A New Thriller by Judith Janeway

Judith Janeway

Valentine Hill is as compelling and attractive as they come; think a young Stephanie Plum. Read More »

Music Review: Matt Criscuolo – ‘Headin’ Out’

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Criscuolo's music takes off with new ideas, but only after it has been grounded in form. Read More »

Music Review: Count Basie and His Orchestra – ‘Basic Basie’ [Remastered]

Count Basie Basic Basie

Great soloists, tight ensemble work. Classic big bands are the crowning glory of the middle of the last century. Read More »

Book Review: Mike Poulton’s Stage Adaptations of Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall’ and ‘Bring Up the Bodies’

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You may want to read these stage versions, but you don’t want to miss out on the novels themselves. Read More »

Music Review: New Jazz from Eddie Henderson – ‘Collective Portrait’

Eddie Henderson

Age has not dimmed Henderson. If anything, like a great wine, it has enriched his playing. Read More »

Music Review: Joanne Tatham – ‘Out of My Dreams’

Joanne Tatham

Out of My Dreams is as fine an album of jazz vocals as you’re likely to hear this year. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Dying For The Past’– a ‘Gumshoe Ghost Mystery’ by T. J. O’Connor

Dying for the past

The second in T.J. O’Connor's 'Gumshoe Ghost Mystery' series, is an overly complicated tale of gangsters and murder over four generations. Read More »

Book Review: ‘One Red Thread’ by Ernie Woods

one red thread

Ernie Woods’ debut novel 'One Red Thread' is something of an unconventional hybrid. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz From Christian Finger, Jack Mouse and Scott Robinson, and NYSQ

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These jazz artists take different directions. Read More »