Sheer Smooth Joy with Greg Vail

Greg Vail’s been wailing on the sax since the big hair days of the 1980s (with his own mane to match), through the chill days of smooth as it was breaking out on its very own. Now, he’s re-examining some classic jazz (“Feels So Good”) and has new projects on the table that he’ll be... Continue Reading →

Funky Sizzles and Blue Notes from Pete Levin

Bucking the notorious traffic on NYC’s George Washington Bridge, car troubles, and living through the disappearance of the Moog synthesizer, musician Pete Levin treks on. Organ, keys, piano and a great ear for composing fresh and engaging music keep things moving along; that, plus his new CD “Mobius” just released this past September. With sparkling... Continue Reading →

The Sun Sparkles in Poland

Sweet as honey with the clarity of a sunny morning, “They Say” is Monika Lidke’s bluesy tale of undeniable love. Even when friends warn you about the dangers of getting your heart broken, it’s a pit you willingly fall into. Her voice here is whipped light, like lace;  the melody dances off into the air... Continue Reading →

Negative Space As A Musical Device

Tal Cohen peers so deeply into the piano keys when he plays that you fear he might fall in. He’s listening to how the notes ring out, and just as intently, plays the pauses and negative spaces. “The Gentle Giant” is a thoughtful piece, delicately utilizing the full length of the instrument. In the more... Continue Reading →

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