The debut offering from Athens, Greece’s Thomas Mitrousis Quartet gives a whirlwind, feet-off-the-ground experience. Leader and guitarist Mitrousis has all the fingerwork to keep the vibe easy even when the drums and brushes are briskly whisking us along. In nine fresh tracks, this CD is a simultaneous exploration into musicians that gel beautifully together while... Continue Reading →
First JAZZ book by Debbie Burke wins the Firebird Award in the “Music” Category!
GLISSANDO: A story of love, lust and jazz has just won the Firebird Award in Music. Inspired by the author's real-life observations of the interpersonal relationships that occur in a community jazz band setting, GLISSANDO has attitude, snark and romance that veers on the edge of being too hot to handle. From SpeakUp Talk Radio:... Continue Reading →
Sweet Flow Evident: Molly Mary Mahoney
Reimagining the character of Cole Porter’s music became Molly Mary Mahoney’s musical goal in 2022. After all, she is related to the iconic composer. What she nails in her new album My Cousin Cole is the brightness required for his songs as well as the sense of fun and syncopation in her single "All of... Continue Reading →
Michael Lauren Trio’s New CD “Live at Mobydick Records”
Something new from drummer/composer Michael Lauren coming April 29, all the way from Braga, Portugal: a CD called “Live at Mobydick Records.” The live album was recorded with his trio (guitar, bass and drums). The track “Biji” is brisk and bright; “Ritual Do Cabrito” has a dense noir feel dominated by a hearty guitar and... Continue Reading →
In Choir or Solo, a Voice of Outstanding Character: Tammy McCann
The voice that can bring it all in the flirty “Candy” from her CD Classic can also belt out in love and gratitude in “Praise the Lord” and then tell her heart’s desire in the classic “More” and “I Took a Trip on a Train,” both from the 2018 album Never Let Me Go. What... Continue Reading →
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