Monday, December 27, 2010

"Christina Goh Concept" by CHRISTINA GOH (World Artist from France)

Christina Goh releases another wonderful album, "Christina Goh Concept." This album contains excellent World music that has a smooth groove with emotive vocals. The album is not in the English language but one can hear the thought provoking vocals sing the melodies with crisp clarity and passionate soul. The song, "Mon le alle," has a sultry ambiance as Goh sings with appealing charm while the bass line moves with a punchy beat. A beautiful blend of instrumentation and vocals gives the song, "C'est un jeu," a lively, bouncy beat. The percussive drum on the song, "Soumaya," builds a silky beat as Goh sings this catchy tune with a fine stylish flair. If you like World music that is melodic and impresses with its soulful vocals, then the album, "Christina Goh Concept," is just what you need to hear.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"endangers liberties" by project natale (Jazz Artist from Washington DC)

"Endangered Liberties," is the newest released Jazz album from the group Project Natale. This CD is a wonderful collection of smooth Jazz and is filled with memorable melodies and well balanced instrumentation. This group exerts great accuracy and meshes with a strong cohesive sound. The title track, "Endangered Liberties," opens up the CD with a hue of energy as the sultry sax solo swirls around the colorful piano progressions. Listen closely as the expressive instruments build up in intensity on the song, "Gentle Rain." You will feel the ambiance of the rain falling and gradually increasing with strength. Another song, "Vanish," is emotive as the sax passionately plays with a graceful style while the bass, piano, and drums intermingle with rich and mellow progressions. Fans of Jazz music will find the album, "Endangered Liberties," thoroughly enjoyable and well worth listening to.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

"Inventions" by Kris Becker (Rock Artist from Houston, TX)

Kris Becker and his debut album, "Inventions," is an exquisite collection of finely crafted compositions featuring the genres of Rock, Jazz, and Classical. Becker creates an album that is rich in musical style and shows his superb versatility in performing a collective mix of music. He is brilliant on the piano and this album is proof of his amazing talents. The first two tracks, "Feel The Truth" and "Try" groove with a solid foundation as these songs dive right into the Rock mode with terrific melodies and charming rhythms. Tracks 3 and 4, "In Due Time" and "If Ever Two Were One (Alt. Take)" offer some spectacular Jazz with crisp and bright horns that playfully cascade around the bright and colorful piano and soulful vocals that captures the essence of the sweet lyrics. Becker then takes you into his classical skills with dexterity and intense precision. "Fanfare For Life" will astonish you as Becker plays his original Classical piece with a rich musical complexity. Becker's Classical compositions are elegant and bursting with passion and rich embellishments as he performs with strong and strict timing and these compositions should be regarded as among the best. If you are a person who enjoys an album with a marvelous blend of Rock, Jazz, and Classical, then the distinctive album "Inventions," is just what you need to listen to.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

" In Search Of Harmony" by Rudi Berger (World Artist from Austria)

Spectacular violinist, Rudi Berger, releases another wonderful Jazz album, "In Search Of Harmony." This album is comprised of beautiful, easy listening Jazz songs featuring the talents of Berger on the violin and complemented by piano, guitar, and soft drums. Berger plays his violin with an enthusiastic style and elegance as one can feel his zest for this instrument. The first track, "Waltz For Veronika," is an appealing song that features the violin and piano performing with an intense and soulful passion. Berger takes you into a funky groove with the song, "Short Notice," as this song has a fun rhythm and catchy melody. Smooth Jazz and cool vibes are heard on the song, "Harlem-Niteroi Suite," as the free flowing groove moves with a sweet and charming style. If you like easy listening music flavored with delicious Jazz ambiance, then the CD, "In Search Of Harmony" is just the album you need to listen to.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

"My Favorite Time Of The Year" by Dennis Angel Band (Jazz Artist from New York City. NY)

The recently released holiday single, "My Favorite Time of the Year," by the fantastic group, Dennis Angel Band, mingles smooth Jazz with a wonderful holiday spirit. This original song impresses with sensational vocals that swirl around the excellent instrumentation. The sax has a nice strong tone as it plays through the solo while the other instruments charm with sweet tonality. The spirited lyrics describe everything that is wonderful about the holiday season with a nice vibrant and energetic feel. One will get an uplifted feel when hearing this terrific song. If you are looking for a new holiday song with a smooth Jazz feel, then the song, "My Favorite Time of the Year," is just what you need to hear.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

"INSPIRE" by SOUNDOCTRINE (Jazz Artist from Ohio)

SounDoctrine releases their third studio project, "Inspire," which covers some exceptionally brilliant Jazz/Funk music. This CD also features a cast of highly talented artists that collectively interweave their talents with rootsy and melodic tonality. These songs incorporate fantastic progressive modern touches as some of the meters are not in typical time signatures. The song, "Brother's Keeper (feat. Big L, Stefano NuSoul & Michaela)," grooves with a soulful rhythm and rich vocals. Another song, "Originalternativefunkjazzfusion!!!," is Jazz fusion at its best as this richly textured song has all the right moves and grooves. "Resurrection (feat. Keith McKelley, Alton Merrell & Paul Douds) is again an electrifying song which features brilliant artists performing this alluring melody. You will find the Jazz/Funk songs on the outstanding album, "Inspire," to not only original and innovating, but a superb collection of music.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"Marinate The Groove" by Dar'rell Green (Jazz Artist from Indiana)

The exceptionally talented artist, Dar'rell Green, releases an outstanding CD, "Marinate the Groove," that is comprised of well crafted R&B/Jazz songs. You will hear Green's fantastic efforts on the sax as he performs with a rich, strong, and polished style. This album not only features some excellent sax instrumentals but mixes it up with a few songs that have some wonderful vocals. The song, "Closer 2 U," moves with a soulful and melodic flair as Green plays his sax with a rich musical tonality. A special treat on this album is the song, "Sunday Drive," as it features superb female vocals that let Green embellish this song with some wonderful expressive riffs. The title track, "Marinate the Groove," is fashioned with a slow and grooving Hip Hop style as the deep and velvety vocals impresses with its easy flowing rhymes. Fans of Contemporary R&B/Jazz music will thoroughly enjoy the exquisite collection of songs this album, "Marinate the Groove," has to offer.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Corona Borealis" by ALFREDO DIAS GOMES (Jazz Artist from Brazil)

It's not often you listen to a CD that's written by a talented drummer but Alfredo Dias Gomes and his latest CD, "Corona Borealis," hits the music scene with another spectacular collection of Jazz/Funk/Rock music. This album contains songs that are mellow and rich in sounds and textures and a cast of players that perform with well balanced precision. Right from the first track, "Solo," Gomes gives the listeners a taste as to the talents he has to offer as his cymbals are crisp and clean, the toms have a wonderful tone, and bass drum is rich and solid. The song, "Andromeda," has a free flowing groove as the drums impress with a strong and steady beat. The lovely interlude, "Expresso MM," is sweet and charming as the piano takes the melody while the velvety drums accentuate with stunning clarity. Feel the funky vibes on the song, "Pegasus," as the bass line reels you in with a groovy tone while drums ignite with a funky percussive style. If you're a fan of smooth Jazz then the superb album, "Corona Borealis," would be a great addition to your musical collection.

- Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

"Driving Home to You" by Katie King (Blues Artist from Oregon)

Extremely talented vocalist, Katie King, and her sensational album, "Driving Home to You," really hit the grade with a set of fantastic songs of Adult Contemporary music. Kings music is splendidly textured with sweet arrangements to the stylish flair of Jazz, Blues, and Retro Pop. She takes her warm velvety voice and breathes life into these beautiful original melodies. A nice smooth Jazz groove on the song, "Finders Keepers," flows with sweet energy as King sings with invigorating style. Another engaging song, "And So It Is," has nice soft percussion as Kings silky voice sings with expressive elegance. The title track, "Driving Home to You," has a nice soulful and Bluesy persuasion as the vocals are strong and emotive. The irresistible songs on the magnificent CD, "Driving Home to You," are sheer entertaining and you will thoroughly enjoy them especially if you're a fan of Carole King or Joni Mitchell.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Acoustic Sessions DVD/CD" by Acoustic Sessions Trio (Acoustic Artist from Greece)

The magnificent album, "Acoustic Sessions DVD/CD," by the exceptionally talented group, "Acoustic Sessions Trio, will leave you breathless. This finely crafted Contemporary Jazz instrumental CD is comprised of great Jazz standards that are embedded with rich and elegant musical complexities. The caliber of this trio is one that is finely tuned and bursting with passionate and intoxicating qualities. Opening up the CD, "Blue Bossa," has an outstanding drum solo with the piano and bass kicking in with vibrant and dazzling energy. As an added treat, "Darn That Dream" and "Open Invitation" includes fabulous vocals that interweave with the flavorful piano, bass, and drums. "Autumn Leaves," has that smooth flowing vibe as the upright bass, crisp piano, and percussive drums deftly perform with an amazing groove. You will definitely want to add the brilliant Jazz compositions on the exquisite album, "Acoustic Sessions DVD/CD," to your musical collection as it is superb Jazz at its best.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Monday, September 20, 2010

New Cd Release from RadioIndy: Welcome To The Big Time by Stevie Paige

Singer/songwriter/musician, Stevie Paige, releases an outstanding album, “Welcome To The Big Time,” that is loaded with impressive soulful Blues. Stevie is a soloist with a backing band and on this album are the following accomplished musicians: Drums - Mark Kennedy (Duran-Duran, Rene Geyer, Leo Sayer), Bass - Rob Little (Tommy Emmanuel, The Seekers), Hammond Organ & Piano - Mick “The Reverend” O’Connor (Australian Crawl, The Black Sorrows), Trumpet - Anthony "ToK" Norris (Ricky Martin, Tina Turner, The Black Sorrows), Sax - Paul Williamson (Dire Straights, Vince Jones, Men at Work), Blues Harp - Charlie Musselwhite (Blues Legend.) Kicking off the CD, “That’s Soul,” excites the listener with its bouncy beat, soulful vocals, and bright horn riffs. Paige doesn’t hold back with her voice on “Far From Here,” as she is not only rootsy with bluesy attitude but you can feel her strong heartfelt emotions on this melodic tune. Another song, “If It’s Not Your Own,” has a catchy beat that gets your feet tapping to the fun and lively beat while Paige belts out another great melodic melody. If you’re into the Blues and like the sound of powerful vocals with a fantastic backing band, then “Welcome To The Big Time,” is just what you need to hear.
-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Monday, September 6, 2010

"La e Ca/ Here and There" by Antonio Adolfo and Carol Saboya (Jazz Artist from Brazil)

Beautiful Jazz vocals and instrumentals flourish on their most recent album, "Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya La E Ca/Here and There." This duo has blended some classic standards with their own special style creating a finely crafted, dynamically balanced, and entertaining CD. The song, "All The Things You Are," is delicate and dreamy as the sweet vocals swirl around the tender piano and soft drums. You'll find the rhythm on, "Time After Time," moves with a nice flowing style that grooves around the sultry vocals. The instrumental, "Easy To Love," highlights fantastic and flavorful piano progressions that are bright and crisp. You'll find this album to be wonderful as it will soothe you mind, body, and soul with an ambiance of hypnotizing Jazz vibes. The album, "Antonio Adolfo & Carol Saboya La E Ca/Here and There," is smooth and silky Jazz at its best and one you will truly enjoy.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"As I Hear It" by Chris Komorowski (Jazz Artist from Austraila)

Guitar virtuoso, Chris Komorowski, and his amazing CD, "As I Hear It," will brighten your day with brilliant Contemporary Jazz compositions. Komorowski and his guitar work their magic on classic standards and Pop tunes creating an album of superb instrumentals that are dynamic and full of creative style. You'll be hooked right from the first track, "Let's Fall In Love," as this song is vibrant and lively as Komorowski deftly glides his fingers across the fret board. The Beatles classics, "Michelle" and Penny Lane" are truly talented works as each song has its own special melodic tonality with crisp and clean clarity. Another favorite, "There Will Never Be Another You," will dazzle you with its precise precision and dexterity. So sit back and relax and enjoy the fantastic Jazz guitar styles on the album, "As I Hear It," as it would be a great addition to your Jazz collection.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

"From Bebop To Hip Hop" by Dennis Angel Band (Jazz Artist from New York City, NY)

What happens when you interweave smooth Jazz and Hip Hop? If you’re not sure, then take a listen to the fabulous song, “From Bebop To Hip Hop-Single” by the Dennis Angel Band. This fresh and unique approach of two extremely different genres will appeal to both audiences of Jazz and Hip Hop. Listen to the lyrics as they are not only whimsical but have a charming feeling to them. The vocals are strong and articulate as they easily rap like a free flowing rhymer. Adding to the vocals are the well blended instruments that groove to the smooth Jazz vibe this song spins out. If you are into Jazz and also like Hip Hop, then take a listen to “From Bebop To Hip Hop-Single” as the Dennis Angel Band really knows how to mix things up and you will definitely want to hear more from this group.
-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Thursday, August 5, 2010

"Vibination" by Scot Albertson (Jazz Artist from New York City, NY)

The highly talented vocalist, Scot Albertson, releases another superb CD, "Vibination." Albertson and his vocal prowess prove to be magnetic as he gracefully sings with stylish expression throughout this entire album. The astounding vocal intensity on, "Incurably Romantic," is overflowing with heartfelt emotions as Albertson easily sings this song with sheer elegance. Another song, "Miss Manhattan Won't You Marry Me," is extremely soulful as it is set to an enticing blend of Bluesy piano and soft drums. Also included on this album are some great classic standards, "Put On A Happy Face," "Love Story," and "Three Coins In The Fountain/I Have Dreamed (a medley)." You will appreciate the eloquent voice of Albertson as he adds his own shimmering panache to these irresistible songs. Discover the musical talents of Scot Albertson as he will croon his way into your heart will his latest album, "Vibination."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Saturday, July 31, 2010

"It's My Turn" by Joe Escobar Quartet "Jazz Artist from California)

Take a trip down memory lane with Joe Escobar as he spins a fantastic nostalgic throwback to the days of yesteryear with superb classic Jazz standards on his newly released album, "It's My Turn." Sit back and enjoy the classic songs on this CD as they are performed by highly talented musicians who interlace these tunes with spectacular expertise. The caliber of Escobar's voice is not only strong and polished but he has a definite style and grace that gives these tunes a fresh quality. Kicking off the album, "Summer Wind," is smooth Jazz at its best as Escobar croons with suave and debonair style. Another great song, "The Way You Look Tonight," is smooth flowing with an added pizzazz of the trombone. The crisp piano complements the laid back vocals on the wonderful song, "Beyond the Sea." If you like Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, or Bobby Darin, then you will truly appreciate the delectable Jazz standards on the fabulous album, "It's My Turn."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Here With You" by Annie Kozuch (Jazz Artist from New York City, NY)

The fabulous singer, Annie Kozuch, will delight you with her debut album, "Here With You," comprised of exquisite Jazz/Bossa Nova songs. Right from the first track Kozuch voice is heard with a smooth and silky style and a vibrant energy that shimmers throughout this entire CD. Her vocal talents also include singing not only in English but in Spanish and Portuguese as well. The outstanding musicians that lend their talents to this CD are tight and solid as they complement Kozuch stunning vocals. The jazzy feel on the song, "I Love Being Here With You," is first rate as the piano, bass, and drums cascade around the charming vocals. Another song, "Corcovado-Quiet Nights," is Bossa Nova at its best as the rhythmic beat dances to the melodic lyrics. The vibrant and fun song, "You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me," has tight beats, entertaining lyrics, and vocals to match this upbeat song. The wonderful album, "Here With You," will surely please your palette for smooth Jazz/Bossa Nova music.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Quartet" by Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher (Jazz Artist from Illinois)

The highly talented group, Trio BraamDeJoodeVatcher and their latest CD, "Quartet," takes the listeners on a passage of fantastic Avant-Garde Jazz music. This album consists of live recordings from concerts with a few guest musicians and the result is originality at its best. The musical talents on this album are powerful as each artist performs with inventive creativity. The track, "Q02" is free flowing and brilliant as these musicians take on improvising with spontaneous attitude. The vibrant and upbeat song, "Q23 (feat. Michael Moore,) offers a solid walking bass line, sweet piano riffs, and melodic clarinet. The piano performs with a fury of fire on, "Q01 (feat. Peter van Bergen) as the sax kicks in with a sultry stance. If you're a fan of Avant-Garde Jazz music, then don't miss a chance to hear the delectable songs on the excellent CD, "Quartet."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Friday, May 21, 2010

"Indigo Sunset" by Indigo Sunset (Jazz Artist from Georgia)

The self-titled album, "Indigo Sunset," is a powerhouse of superb Alternative Jazz music. This group is genuine about their roots and sound as they tastefully blend Classical Jazz, Neo-Soul, and R&B together. The vibrant song, "Say it Again," displays fabulous harmonies that cascades around the soulful lead vocal. "Sunrise" has a tender melody bolstered by the nimble percussion and heartfelt vocals. A soulful blend of sultry sax riffs and warm electric piano chords highlight the song, "Hamilton." The Jazzy song, "Sweet Body (Apple Bottom)" flows ever so sweetly with the charming sax hooks and silky vocals. Sit back and relax to the exquisite Alternative Jazz arrangements on, "Indigo Sunset," as it is an endlessly enjoyable album.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

"Another Life" by Alessandro Longega (Jazz Artist from Italy)

Sit back and relax as you listen to the luscious, well crafted Jazz Fusion songs on, "Another Life," by Alessandro Longega. This album features the highly talented guitarist, Longega, as he takes his talents to new and refreshing heights. The sound textures on this CD are very rich and ambient and you will discover that these enticing blends are extremely captivating. "The seventies" is a song that has an easy flowing feel and melodic melody. The irresistible song, "Kindly," lets Longega demonstrate his fantastic harmonics on the guitar. The searing guitar riffs on, "Changing days," show just what kind of talent Longega has to offer and that is his quick dexterity across the fret board. These tasty treats of Jazz Fusion on, "Another Life," will surely please your musical palette especially if you're a fan of Joe Satriani or Pat Methany.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"Avant Gospel" by Don Kirby (Jazz Artist from Washington)

Jazz bassist, Don Kirby, releases his first solo album, "Avant Gospel," that is comprised of beautiful Gospel music. Kirby lays the foundation of this Avant-Garde album with his solid expertise on the upright bass and heartfelt vocals. Feel the spiritual accent on, "This Is What I Need," as the lyrics are straight from the heart. "Who Cares" is a lively little tune with a nice percussive balance. "Bluer Than July Sky" is a strong embodied song that is centered on deep and sincere religious emotions. If you like Gospel music that is captivating and splashed with Jazzy tones in an Avant Garde style, then take a listen to the wonderful melodies on, "Avant Garde."

- Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Monday, May 3, 2010

"Art of Contrabass Guitar" by Snow Owl (Jazz Artist from New York City, NY)

"Art of Contrabass Guitar," by Snow Owl is a magnetic collection of stunning Jazz numbers. The man behind this splendid album is Juan Garcia-Herreros, a.k.a. Snow Owl, who gives the art of playing the 6 stringed Contrabass bass guitar a new and fresh approach. The opener, "A Step Towards Vision," will sweep you off your feet when you listen to the dexterity of Herreros as he plays with creative style and grace. "Bulket" is an enticing blend of piano, horns, drums, and guitar that meld with tantalizing musical textures. The electrifying percussion on, "Blues For Krampus," adds punch to the mix while the horns are sharp flowing and tight. The endlessly enjoyable Jazz album, "Art of Contrabass Guitar," is composed of finely crafted instrumental songs that are sheer entertaining.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"World War II Songs You Never Heard" by Betty Blanchard (Jazz Vocal Artist from Virginia)

Take a marvelous journey to the era of the 1940's with Betty Blanchard and her mini CD, "World War II Songs You Never Heard." This trio of songs were written by Blanchard some sixty plus years ago but have just recently been released. The vocals on this album are rich and textured as they blend superbly over the sweet, jazz like instruments. The song, "You're My Atomic Bomb" is a nostalgic throwback to a time when the war was finally over and soldiers were coming home. Reminisce of the Andrew Sisters style, "That's My G I," highlights multi- part harmonies that easily swirl around the upbeat and vibrant tempo. "We Haven't Got A Home To Our Name" is true cabaret style as the melodic melody swings with style and grace. The CD, "World War II Songs You Never Heard," reveals memorable music of the 1940's and one you will surely enjoy.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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Monday, April 19, 2010

"On the sunny side" by Vokalt Selskap (Jazz Artist from Norway)

Vokalt Selskap releases the debut album, "On the sunny side" and reveals memorable renditions of superb Jazz songs. This album is based upon the vocal talents of a tight knit Jazz quartet who sing with strong and emotive style and grace. Their voices blend with a brilliant dynamic balance as each song is articulate and expressive. Their performances of timeless standards such as, "Smile," "Autumn Leaves," and "Mack the knife" are hypnotic as their harmonies flow together with sweet and tender expressions. Most songs are a cappella but there are a couple of tunes such as "Accentuate the positive" and "On the sunny side of the street" that are splashed with a charming piano accompaniment. If you're a fan of the group Manhattan Transfer then you will be hooked on the stunning Jazz vocal talents on "On the sunny side."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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"The Place we're longing for" by Masha Stepina Trio (Jazz Artist from Japan)

The talented group, Masha Stepina Trio, and their terrific new album, "The Place We're Longing For," embrace the listener with mellow and mellifluous jazz pieces played on the piano, bass, and drums. "January" is a number in which the piano seems to affably dance in the air as the drums almost imperceptible hold a soft beat. "Belltower" is maybe the most energetic number as the piano frolics quickly along with a spirited rhythm section. For "Thin Tree" we find a very reserved and introspective song featuring the piano playing with an emotive voice of style and grace. This album is one that leans towards easy-listening, but is also an album for fans of diversified jazz piano music. If highly talented & contemplative jazz is something you appreciate, then "The Place We're Longing For" is an album that would be a great addition to your Jazz collection.

-Sean B. and the Reviewer Teambr />Check out Masha Stepina Trio's music on with link to purchase and links to popular sites

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Fate Revealed By Design" by Scot Albertson (Jazz Artist from Connecticut(CT))

Another album from Scot Albertson is "Fate Revealed By Design" and it is a wonderful collection of serene and pleasant Jazz songs that pivot around Albertson's wonderfully crooning vocals. "A Man Alone" is a song in which we hear the heartfelt story of a lonely man in which Albertson is accompanied solely by a sweet and charming piano. "You Gotta Taste All the Fruit" is a toe-tapping song in which Albertson sings in almost a Broadway style over playful brass highlights. "It All Depends On You" is a calm, yet upbeat song in which brass, piano, and drums combine for a smooth and silky classic jazz piece. This album is perfect for those who enjoy talented crooners and the art of jazz music. Pick up a copy of "Fate Revealed By Design" today especially if you like refreshing Jazz music featuring strong male vocals.

-Sean B. and the Reviewer Team
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Monday, January 25, 2010

"With Every Note, A Step..." by Scot Albertson (Jazz Artist from Connecticut(CT))

Scot Albertson's latest CD, "With Every Note, A Step…," finds the crooner hitting his stride with a smart and well-conceived collection of tunes that blend influences ranging from lounge to theater. Opening his 15–song album with a fine medley incorporating Hammerstein and Kern's "The Song Is You" with "As Long As I'm Singing," while closing with an invigorating, jazz-informed performance of Dan Fogelberg's "Part of the Plan," Albertson oozes confidence and the delight of performing. With a jazzman's knack for the gentle art of swing, covers of Spike Jones' hit, "Pass the Biscuits, Mirandy," Frank Loesser's "I Hear Music," and Eubie Blake's "Memories Of You," sound as joyous - and relevant, as they were decades ago. For fans of the great American songbook, and the type of singing that's meant to stir the soul, Scot Albertson's "With Every Note, A Step…" CD continues a musical journey that's part easy listening and part jazz, but completely terrific.

-Rice B. and the RadioIndy Reviewer Team
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Sunday, January 24, 2010

"Groovechasers Live '05" by The Groovechasers (Jazz Artist from England)

"Groovechasers Live '05" by the tight knit Jazz band, The Groovechasers, is a smooth, live recorded album that gives the listener a full heaping of what this band is all about; good Jazz music. This album contains some classic Jazz standards that The Groovechasers creatively put their own musical style to giving the listener a taste of their quality musicianship and wishing that they were at this concert and planning to attend the next. "All Blues," as the track name implies, is a melodious blues-inspired track with an easy-going overtone that puts one in a state of relaxed and serene bliss. "Dig A Little Deeper" on the other hand is comprised of a lot of rhythmic and melodic diversity. The saxophone dominates this one and rides the harmony with laid-back dexterity. "Bags Groove" is an upbeat, sassy, and timeless tune fit for any Jazz night club with its vibrant and energetic swing feel. If you are someone who appreciates the music of Herbie Hancock or Weather Report, then the CD "Groovechasers Live '05" would be a great addition to your Jazz collection.

-Trent C. and the Reviewer Team
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"Silent Words" by Thomas Frykberg (Jazz Artist from Sweden)

"Silent Words" by the highly talented artist Thomas Frykberg is an easy listening and elevating Jazz crossover album. Frykberg takes an open-ended approach on the genre with various melodic melodies and the experimentation of different types of percussion to accompany the traditional drum set. "Doniazade" is a very exotic and quintessential jazz track as it employs an interesting melody on the saxophone combined with other inspired timbres and chimes. This track also shows the artist's ability to adapt to changing and various styles all the while keeping it fresh and innovating. Another song, "Celebration Nr 2," is extremely interesting in that the track is played in a classic Jazz style as the sax deftly plays the melody while the subtle African style percussive beats play with fascinating tonality. Frykberg is superb as he incorporates the genre of smooth Jazz with many colorful flavors and textures and the listener is able to get a musical taste of the international world through this album. If you like Jazz music with smooth and relaxed vibes, then "Silent Words" is an album you will thoroughly enjoy.

-Trent C. and the Reviewer Team
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Check out Cheryl Hodge, one of RadioIndy's favorite Jazz artists

Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Cheryl Hodge

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Band Name: Cheryl Hodge
Band Location: California Los Angeles
Sounds Like: Diana Krall, Nora Jones, Nancy King, Etta James
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Check out Stevan Pasero, one of RadioIndy's favorite Jazz artists

Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Stevan Pasero

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Band Name: Stevan Pasero
Band Location: California San Francisco
Sounds Like: Paco de Lucia, Charlie Byrd, Andres Segovia
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Check out Jonny Boston, one of RadioIndy's favorite Jazz artists

Radioindy Artist Spotlight for Jonny Boston

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Band Name: Jonny Boston
Band Location: Netherlands
Sounds Like: Jamie Cullum
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

RadioIndy is pleased to present Claude Werner Quartet with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Thoughts and Recollections "

RadioIndy is pleased to present Claude Werner Quartet with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Thoughts and Recollections "

You will be mesmerized by the stunning and expressive Jazz compositions on the new CD, "Thoughts and Recollections," by the Claude Werner Quartet. Werner, a brilliant tenor saxophonist, performs with rich and emotive sensitivity. Feel his dynamics rise and gently recede on haunting & evocative melodies of pure artistry. Werner's fellow musicians are well-focused and, in their togetherness, reveal a true chemistry as they perform with tight, well-rehearsed precision. Breathing with an airy ambiance of smooth and silky vibes, "Good Ol' Days" invites reflections of memories of times past. The counterpoint of the bass embellishes the mood of "Day Dreaming," as Werner's sax displays a polished and charming tonality. Jazz improvisation is at its best when you hear the delectable song, "Conversations with D," with its smooth and precise dexterity. Relax and enjoy listening to the fabulous, warm and inviting jazz songs on Claude Werner Quartet's fine CD, "Thoughts and Recollections."

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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RadioIndy is pleased to present Matthew with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Color My Soul "

RadioIndy is pleased to present Matthew with a GrIndie Award for the CD "Color My Soul "

Keyboardist and composer Matthew's 2nd CD, "Color My Soul," continues his Easy Listening / Contemporary Jazz explorations over the course of 10 songs as soothing as they are satisfying. On his new album, Matthew offers up a mix of original piano-led instrumental tunes that hover in the New Age / Adult Contemporary realms, but shakes things up a little with a couple nice vocal tracks ("My Child" and "Letting Go") from a fine r&b-oriented female vocalist, and a sax-led slice of loungiana ("Saxuality") that brings just the right touch of after-hours ambience. "After the Rain," with its very pretty acoustic guitar accompaniment, and the title-track, "Color My Soul," capture the essence of Matthew's composition and performing strengths, delivering lilting and memorable melodies to complement whatever you're doing, or simply to help you relax and enjoy a fine glass of wine with a friend or lover. In all, Matthew's fine "Color My Soul" CD is a beautiful and relaxing musical soundscape for fans of Adult Contemporary and Contemporary Jazz music.

-Rice B. and the Reviewer Team
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"The Face of My Love" by Ken Greves (Jazz Artist from New York City, New York(NY))

On his new CD, "The Face of My Love," inspired Jazz singer, Ken Greves, exhibits the class and tastefulness that is pure, traditional Jazz. The accompanying band is comprised of light percussion and a very skilled piano, leaving room for the rich and seasoned tone of the vocalist. On the track "Where Have You Been," the singer plays the role of a bit of a smart alec in his delivery as the piano plays with sass in the background, providing an appropriate accompaniment. The classic, "Witchcraft-that Old Black Magic," was wonderfully redone; Greves' delivers a vocal performance as authentic as the original. It's completely upscale and exquisitely done down to the last note. At the close of the album a track titled "Don't Look Back" is sure to have the listener wanting much more from this fine performer. It is a ballad that exemplifies the talent and vocal range of the artist, with wonderful piano accompaniment. If you like small jazz combo vocals, Ken Greves' "The Face of My Love" CD is a must to check out.

-Trent C. and the Reviewer Team
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Saturday, January 2, 2010

"Deep Purple Dreams" by Julian Yeo (Jazz Artist from New York City, New York(NY))

"Deep Purple Dreams," the recently released CD by talented Jazz vocalist Julian Yeo, is a nostalgic throwback to the great era of crooners such as Bing Crosby. Yeo's voice is articulate and delivers a soft and stunning ambiance with spectacular style and grace. His songs are well crafted and the instruments that accompany his voice are crisp and clean. "Close Your Eyes" is a dreamy song with laid back vocals that compliment the charming lyrics. The syncopated rhythms of "Quizas, Quizas, Quizas" and "Too Darn Hot" cascades around the alluring vocal with hypnotic energy. "September Song" displays expressive vocals that swirl around the emotive and thought provoking piano. If you're into Jazz and like the sound of a voice that is smooth and has sentimental style then "Deep Purple Dreams" is an album you will thoroughly enjoy.

-Diane and the Reviewer Team
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