I'm not so much a fan of Jazz orchestras but this most recent album from Stacey Kent is gorgeous. I love Ms. Kent's voice and she doesn't disappoint. A nice departure for her and as usual, the sound quality is wonderful.
Mr. Jamal's latest is simply brilliant .. 'nough said.
I'm a fan of Scott Hamilton yet this album from 1979 has alluded me until recently. Terrific cast of characters in collaboration with Mr. Hamilton. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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".
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