Selection of Jazz Reviews
Find jazz reviews of the latest recording artists and groups, including reviews of classic jazz recordings from the past.
My rating system is as follows:
5 Stars = A Jazz Classic!
4 Stars = An Exemplary Recording
3 Stars = A Good Listen
2 Stars = Pedestrian at Best
1 Star = Cover Your Ears!
Origin Suite: Michael Waldrop – Another great release from Michael Waldrop and his band. Arrangements from Jack Cooper and Gerald Stockton. Some electric playing from Waldrop and Jimi Tunnell.
Holmes: Jeff Benedict Big Big Band – Wildly upbeat big band charts, featuring the writing and solo work of Paul McKee, of Woody Herman fame.
To The Edge: Mark Taylor and the Big Band – Longtime Kenton composer and arranger has a new collection of music.
Mists: Charles Ives for Jazz Orchestra – A sensational recording of eight works for big band, arranged by Jack Cooper and based on the music of the American modernist composer, Charles Ives.
Time Within Itself: Michael Waldrop Big Band – Drummer Michael Waldrop’s first big band recording, with arrangements by Jack Cooper and guest soloist Jimi Tunnell.
Event Horizon: The Mark Wade Trio – A brilliant new jazz trio with eight original compositions, great soloists, and a distinctive sound.
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The Jazz Reader
5935 Havilland Lane
If I don’t like your CD I simply won’t review it; life is too short for negativity. Of course if a review of your CD does appear on this blog, I would appreciate a link to (jazzreader.com) on your own blog or site. If you have further questions, please contact me.