CD Reviews

Kim Cypher | Love Kim x | CD Review

Following the success of her debut album, Make Believe, Kim Cypher has released her second, Love Kim x. Featuring notable guest performers such as Pee Wee Ellis, it includes a...

Wendy Kirkland, The Music’s on Me | CD Review

The Music’s on Me is the latest album from Pianist/Vocalist Wendy Kirkland and follows her successful début Piano Divas album released in early 2017. The album contains a...

The Ed Palermo Big Band, A Lousy Day in Harlem | CD Review

A Lousy Day in Harlem showcases the expertise of Ed Palermo as both an arranger and composer through the release of his latest masterpiece with the Ed Palermo Big Band. The title...

Songs of The Firebird by the Barrett Martin Group: CD Review

Barrett Martin’s new album ‘Songs of the Firebird’ sends us on a spiritual journey around the world through twenty wonderful instrumental tracks, each with its own distinct...

Arik Strauss Trio, Closing The Circle | CD Review

Closing the Circle once again sees pianist Arik Strauss in a piano trio format following up his last album “In Spite Of All” (2016). After moving to Berlin in 2016...

Le Sucrier Velours (Velvet Sugar Bowl) CD Review

A very enjoyable swing style album, and the third album recording of the virtuoso pianist Ramona Horvath. She duets with Nicolas Rageau, a double bassist, in a subtle...

Alex Hitchcock Quintet | All Good Things | CD Review

We are halfway through 2019, so much has happened so far. Out of the album releases that have come my way, one to get and listen over and over is “All Good Things” by the Alex...

Viktorija Pilatovic “The Only Light” 2019 CD Review

Lithuanian jazz vocalist, composer.Recording artist for Inner Circle Music with two releases “Stories” 2017 and “Nica’s Blues” 2013 featuring...

Fiona Ross, Fierce and Non-Compliant | CD Review

Fierce and Non-Compliant is the new album from UK based vocalist Fiona Ross. They say a picture paints a thousand words and this albums cover is no exception. Pictured is a very...

Plume – Escaping the Dark Side – CD Review by Peter Jones

Who is the mysterious Plume? He has no first name, no second name; he is merely Plume. All we know for sure is that he was at Berklee College of Music about 20 years ago, and that...

Adi Becker, “Babbelou” – CD Review

German Trombonist Adi Becker recently released his debut album as a band leader titled “Babbelou”. The Album was recorded with the Grand Central Orchestra Cologne,...