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Darcy Cooke – Careless Love – Self-Released

            Darcy Cooke, who is based in Washington D.C., is a very appealing and swinging jazz singer. She has a warm and inviting voice, youthful enthusiasm, a mature delivery, and a full understanding of the lyrics that she interprets. Careless Love may be her debut recording as a leader but she already has a fully formed [...]

Barrelhouse Wailers – Never Look Back – Self-Released

The Barrelhouse Wailers is a lively classic jazz group based in Ventura, California. Founded in 2013, they consist of leader-singer Karen Parkhouse, trumpeter Drue Chermak, trombonist “Skabone” Stan Middleton (who also takes occasional vocals), John Webb on tenor, clarinet and flute, banjoist Todd Temanson, Jim Wade on tuba, bassist David Leoncavallo, and Diamono Andreo on drums [...]

Matt Richard – All The Colors – Self-Released

Pianist Matt Richard has been based in the New England area since 1990 and has performed in a wide variety of settings since then. He recorded with guitarist Jim Robataille and saxophonist Dave Liebman on a quintet set back in 2001. The other two musicians on that vintage date, bassist Dave Zinno and drummer Chris Poudrier [...]

Eldad Tarmu – Tarmu Jazz Quartet – Queen Of Bohemia Productions

Although he is not as well-known as his talent deserves, Eldad Tarmu has long been a top vibraphonist.  Born and raised in Southern California and originally a drummer and percussionist before switching to the vibes (his mentor was Dave Pike), Tarmu spent time living in Israel and was the head of a jazz department of a [...]

Doug MacDonald – Big Band Extravaganza – DMAC Music

Doug MacDonald is not only a very skilled bop-oriented guitarist but has long been a busy bandleader too, whether heading small units or a big band. He grew up in Philadelphia, spent important periods performing in Hawaii and Las Vegas, and has been part of the Southern California jazz scene for decades. MacDonald has performed with [...]

Julian Tanaka/Uli Geissendoerfer – Delicious – Sel-Released

Julian Tanaka is a very skilled and versatile clarinetist whose most notable prior recording was a sextet date led by keyboardist Michael Cain. In addition to his virtuosic piano playing, Uli Geissendoerfer is an award-winning film composer and a performer who has been heard in Latin jazz, free form improvisations, and World Music settings among other [...]

Skip Grasso – Becoming – Barking Coda Music

Guitarist Skip Grasso has long been a local legend in the Baltimore/Washington DC area where he has been heard with big bands, smaller combos, and as an unaccompanied soloist. While he has written two books filled with transcriptions of guitar solos by bluesmen Freddie King and Gatemouth Brown, he is actually a creative jazz improviser. He [...]

Michael Rabinowitz – Next Chapter – Blue Ridge Bassoon Records

There have only been a handful of significant bassoon players in jazz history, and certainly the bassoon is not the first instrument that one would think of as an improvising instrument. However in his career, Michael Rabinowitz has proven that the instrument can be played with the fluidity and creativity of a saxophone. Along the way [...]

Franglais – Pairings – Momentary Flight Music

Usually Franglais is a gypsy jazz quartet featuring jazz singer Eve Seltzer. However during the COVID era, it necessarily became a duo comprised of Ms. Seltzer and her husband guitarist Ben Wood. For their fans, they performed on a weekly basis on their Facebook page. When they realized that they had enough material, they recorded this [...]

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