Everything Looks Like a Hammer?

When you’re pianist Neil Alexander and your band is named NAIL, you’ve already got a sense of irony. Playful, raw and energetic, NAIL’s music defies category. There's jazz influences, fusion, funk and more. Being tender is not foreign territory either: Alexander's cover of “Darn that Dream" (from "Solo Piano Vol. 1”) is full of rolling... Continue Reading →

The Moon Rises with Gabriele Tranchina

The title song of Gabriele Tranchina’s CD “Of Sailing Ships and the Stars in Your Eyes” displays her multi-octave, comfortably reached range; it’s a soothing, pretty composition by her husband Joe. The funky “Straphangin’” paints a story of blooming love found in the city subway. Tranchina’s approach is playful and light; listeners are rewarded with... Continue Reading →

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