The Voice That Glows: Rachel Caswell

A bell-like clarity is the overriding quality in Rachel Caswell’s voice; we hear it especially when the instrumentalists pull back and leave her in the spotlight, like the song “Fragile” on her newest CD, “We’re All in the Dance.” She scats expertly in the double-time “Devil May Care,” never losing her footing, keeping the song... Continue Reading →

Strings on Fire – Scott Tixier

The “Cosmic Adventure” that violinist Scott Tixier offers us on his newest CD hits right between the eyes with the artist’s versatility, grace and lack of inhibition. He infuses more than emotions, more than feelings, and employs incredible ease in switching from songs as different as “Misty,” with a lovely, wide lushness to “100,000 Hours”... Continue Reading →

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