Author: Melvin

Paolo

Paolo

After hearing the track "Ambre" from this gorgeous album by the Italian trumpeter I just had to hear more. Released in 2013, I only wish I had discovered him and his band sooner! Nice review on All About Jazz.

Aww Schiit!

Aww Schiit!

Schiit Audio recently released a very affordable hardware EQ (aka, tone control). At $149 I just couldn't resist. So much for being off the merry-go-round. Loki Mini Fans of Schiit will remember the Loki name from a now discontinued product which was Schiit's brief foray into DSD-land. Apparently Jason and Mike liked the name enough … Continue reading Aww Schiit!

Alan

Alan

Alan Pasqua's "My New Old Friend" is another album I've recently discovered. While listening to The Jazz Groove I heard "Witicha Lineman" and just had to hear more. A fine album indeed. Nice review on All About Jazz.

Roberto

Roberto

I recently discovered this initial release (2004) by the Roberto Fonseca Afro-Cuban Jazz Project. Mr. Fonseca is a now-well-known jazz pianist hailing from Havana, Cuba. There are several standouts ("Igbae", "Negra Mia", and "De Regreso") on this album including an interesting take on "Over the Rainbow".

Darren

Darren

I recently heard a song from this album by Darren Lyons on my Dave Peck Pandora station (yeah, another "Streaming Update" blog post is coming) and just had to give the album a listen. Glad I did .. good straight-ahead jazz. Check out his site for more info on this excellent drummer and what his … Continue reading Darren