Category: Album Review

  • Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! Album Review

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    I’m all out of superlatives! Recorded for the Blue Note label in February of 1964, Out to Lunch! is viewed by many as Eric Dolphy‘s masterpiece, the “essential” recording. For Dolphy, an artist possessed of an incredible musical mind with a voracious appetite for new musical forms and expressions, Out To Lunch! proved to be […]

  • ANAT COHEN: Claroscuro

    Anat Cohen Claroscuro album review

    Click here Anat Cohen – celebrated the world over for her expressive virtuosity on clarinet and saxophone, not to mention the sheer joie de vivre in her charismatic stage presence – presents the latest record of her evolution with Claroscuro, her sixth album as a bandleader. Claroscuro takes it’s title from the Spanish word describing […]

  • The Essential Artie Shaw

    Essential Artie Shaw album review

    For those who want Artie’s top hits and the artistic triumphs that brought him undying esteem, this 2-CD set is it! Smashes like Begin the Beguine; Back Bay Shuffle; Frenesi; Blues in the Night; Nightmare; Indian Love Call; Traffic Jam; Deep in a Dream, and Star Dust join an unissued Streamline (1936), and 28 more. […]

  • The Essential Benny Goodman

    The Essential Benny Goodman

    Click here This fantastic new 2CD has Benny Goodman’s voluminous output to two “essential” CDs and 40 songs including the previously un-issued master takes of “Sing, Sing, Sing” and “Don’t Be That Way”. It represents his most vital and accessible recordings mostly from the 1930s and early 1940s when Goodman did his most innovative swing […]