If there is such a thing as a great DAP (Digital Audio Player), in my humble opinion, it would have to be the Cayin N5iis. Specs Review
The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett, was performed on January 24, 1975, and the album was released later that year. This was a concert which was doomed for failure. Despite the obstacles that stood before Jarrett, including an extremely unfit piano that he was forced to employ, he pulled off one of the … Continue reading LIVE!! – The Koln Concert, by Keith Jarrett
While not all music is jazz, there are some out there that come relatively close, as in “jazz(y)”. Mo’jardo is one such group. And, it’s an artist. And, they are a recording company. Mo’jardo “enlists” artists from around the world to create unique listening experiences. One unique listening experience comes in the form of a … Continue reading Jazz(y) – Mo’jardo
Jasmin Ghent not only plays the saxophone supremely, but she sings, as well. That is a fact which is demonstrated superbly on the recording entitled The Story of Jaz (2018). Although she has some slow, mellow tunes, a lot of her work will have your heart racing. One such upbeat song, Heat, was included in … Continue reading Spotlight 02/26/20 Jazmin Ghent
This playlist, entitled “Watchlist”, will introduce you to artists and music of whom you may have never heard. Or, it may well be stuff you’ve put on the back burner until you “get time to check it out”. Can’t have you missing out so, try something new or realize that . . . it’s time … Continue reading Watchlist 2/25/20
gen – re \ ˈzhän-rə 1: a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content In the past several years, there seems to have been a rash of buzzwords and phrases used to determine where a particular type of music should or should not be placed. Ironically, the … Continue reading Is it really jazz?
Of all the live recordings that I have been privy to, Live At Montreux, showcasing Les McCann (ft. Eddie Harris), is, by far, one of my favorites. The album was recorded in 1969, a time when live festivals were at one of their greatest points. Les McCann was on piano and singing, while Eddie Harris … Continue reading LIVE!! – Les McCann (ft. Eddie Harris)
Saint Cyprian. Man? Woman? Group? Who knows? I certainly do not. What I do know is that there is only one song on the entire internet by this . . . artist. I consider myself capable of searching the internet properly enough to find “something” if “something” exists, but, alas, no joy. Be that as … Continue reading Jazz(y) – Saint Cyprian
I first heard music by Tom Harrell on jazzradio.com and the first song that I heard just blew me away! The song was Journey To The Stars, with Tom Harrell on the horn, featuring Danny Grissette on piano. That song came from the recording Number Five, released in 2012. Journey To The Stars: Listen on … Continue reading Spotlight 2/18/20 Tom Harrell
I've always had a few friends who said the same thing: "If they would speed it up, I might enjoy this thing called jazz.". Little do they know that jazz isn't always slow. So, I created this playlist just for them to show them what can happen when you "Jazz". It's a beautiful thing. If … Continue reading Get Up And Jazz!