Jazz

Brian Bromberg, Full Circle

by Jeff Becker Brian Bromberg’s latest CD, Full Circle, is fittingly titled.  The long-time and well-received bass player has been virtually absent from the public…


Terry Marshall, Arrival

by Icrom Bigrad Composer/Pianist Terry Marshall has put together an enjoyable project entitled, Arrival featuring five original compositions and six well and not so well…


MoFrancesco Quintetto, Maloca

by Jeff Becker Well-crafted and swinging, bassist Francesco Valente presents bits of hard bop mixed with contemporary refrains, coupled with musicianship that sparkles with each…




Jimmy Giuffre, Free Fall

by  Jeff Becker The years between the release of Jimmy Giuffre’s ground-breaking 1962 album Free Fall and his return to the studio in 1971 with…


Lage Lund, Foolhardy

by  Jeff Becker Guitarist Lage Lund returns to the quartet format with his third leader release for Criss Cross entitled, Foolhardy.  Lund is joined by…


Tim Bedner, Of Light and Shadow

by  Jeff Becker Guitarist Tim Bedner masterfully conveys the art of color and textural contrasts in his brilliant offering Of Light and Shadow. His ability to create the…


Fred Fried and Core 3.0

by Jeff Becker Fred Fried has augmented the standard 6-string guitar’s sonic palette by adding two additional strings and a world of new colors. The…


Mark Moultrup, Dar Cho

by Jeff Becker Dar Cho is a collection of 10 original compositions and three well chosen standards that create and well blended offering of new…