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Music Review: Myriam Phiro – ‘Voyages’


Songs well sung: That’s Phiro’s recipe for her 'Voyages.' Read More »

Music Review: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield, and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra: ‘Dee Dee’s Feathers’

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A dynamic tribute to the cultural spirit of New Orleans and its people’s character on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Read More »

Music Review: Yelena Eckemoff Quartet – ‘Everblue’


Still, while the poetic commentary is the frosting, the music is the cake. And in the end, 'Everblue' is some mighty tasty cake. Read More »

Music Review: Denise Donatelli – ‘Find a Heart’

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Donatelli, and by extension, Keezer, are on to something with 'Find a Heart,' and it will be much fun for us to find it with them. Read More »

Music Review: Chris Pasin – ‘Random Acts of Kindness’

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Trumpeter Chris Pasin and his band take inspiration from eastern music, traditional western tunesmithing, and free-form jazz to craft an original sound that pushes intellectual and emotional buttons alike. Read More »

Music Review: William Schimmel – ‘Theater of the Accordion’


William Schimmel’s latest, 'Theater of the Accordion,' takes the instrument to heights that demand respect. Read More »

Music Review: Brad Allen Williams – ‘Lamar’


What distinguishes Lamar is its return to older recording techniques. Read More »

Music Review: Gilad Atzmon and the Orient House Ensemble – ‘The Whistle Blower’


Song, melody, and laughter are the soul of this album. Read More »

Music Review – ‘Many a New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein)’


Fronting an all-star duo, Allyson proves herself a creative force to be reckoned with. Read More »

Music Review: Rob Reddy – ‘Bechet: Our Contemporary’

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True to its title, the album honors the pioneering soprano saxophonist not by mere regurgitation like some, but by using his music for creative inspiration. Read More »