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Radam Schwartz Features The Hammond B3 On New Release Blues Citizens

New York, NY-March 30,2009- Radam Schwartz was born and raised in the New York City area. It came as no surprise after attending High School and playing saxophone and keyboards that his love for jazz began and then intensified while attending Berklee School of Music on a summer scholarship. After two semesters he decided to move on and try his luck working and playing gigs whenever the opportunity arose...READ MORE...

Matt Skellenger-Parentheticals Review

Artist: Matt Skellenger
Title: Parentheticals
Genre: Jazz
Label: Synergy Music
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Matt Skellenger’s Parentheticals pushes instrumental jazz to new unique levels with its experimentation. Skellenger proves himself to be among some of the elite bassists with his performance on the album...READ MORE...

Blues Divine-Shine Like The Sun

Artist: Blues Divine
Title: Shine Like The Sun
Genre: Blues
Label: Independent
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On their second effort Shine Like The Sun, Blues Divine creates a textured album. All of the songs are firmly rooted in the blues, but Blues Divine makes the most of its wide variety of talented musicians to write uniquely arranged songs that make the typical blues sound more interesting...READ MORE...

Bob Albanese Trio With Ira Sullivan Releases One Way/Detour On Zoho Records

New York, New York-March 30, 2009- The Bob Albanese Trio with Ira Sullivan is ready to send lovers of jazz on a One Way/Detour. Their first release on Zoho Records (distributed by Allegro) is certain to satisfy the jazz purists and garner new listeners at the same time...READ MORE...

Donnie Williams & Park Place-The Power Review

Artist: Donnie Williams and Park Place
Title: The Power
Genre: R & B
Label: Chump Change Records
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Source LinkDonnie Williams decided to take his song “Higher Power” from the album Just Like Magic and the meaning behind it to the next level with a special six track release titled what else? Higher Power…...READ MORE...

Lance Reegan Diehl On Tour To Demonstrate Armas Guitars and Brave Amps at Frankfurt Musik Messe

Seoul, Korea-March 24, 2009- Guitar expert and world-renowned performer Lance Reegan-Diehl will be hitting the road again to perform and demonstrate techniques with Armas Guitars, Brave Amps, with Graphtech and AXON. The LRD send off show in Seoul will be March 29th at the Bungalow 7pm. This is an RSVP event...READ MORE...

Halie Loren Revels In Her Jazzier Side and Releases They Oughta Write A Song…

Eugene, Oregon-March 23, 2009- Margo Reymundo had a dream to release a collection of songs that would abundantly reflect who she was. With references to legendary figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn being made, any astute music listener can envision what Margo presents on her new recording...READ MORE...

Margo Reymundo Releases Pop & Jazz Hybrid CD My Heart’s Desire

Los Angeles, CA-March 23, 2009- Margo Reymundo had a dream to release a collection of songs that would abundantly reflect who she was. With references to legendary figures such as Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn being made, any astute music listener can envision what Margo presents on her new recording...READ MORE...

Philip Clemo-The Rooms Review

Artist: Philip Clemo
Title: The Rooms
Genre: Jazz/Progressive Rock
Label: All Colours Arts
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London’s Philip Clemo uses an enticing blend of jazz and progressive rock on his latest album The Rooms. Clemo experiments with unique sounds throughout the album by providing different “atmospheres” for the background of each song. As a result, The Rooms is an example of hypnotizing experimentation that breaks away from the traditional...READ MORE...

Bill Wimmer Releases Live Testament To Jazz Project Omaha

New York, NY-March 17,2009- Bill Wimmer wanted to connect to longtime jazz associates and record an album. It all finally came together when he met with Dave Stryker (guitar), Victor Lewis (drums), Tony Guilzia (percussion), and Mark Luebbe (bass) to record a live set dubbed Project Omaha, set for release April 7, 2009 on his own Wimjazz imprint...READ MORE...

Donnie Williams & Park Place-Just Like Magic Review

Artist: Donnie Williams & Park Place
Title: Just Like Magic
Genre: R & B
Label: Chump Change Records
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Now I like many others have often debated the character of musicians that would go on a show like American Idol that seeks to make talented musicians into a mere commodity that could be packaged, put on television…...READ MORE...

Seamus Blake Quartet Release Double CD Set Live In Italy

New York, NY-March 16,2009- Hailing from the hotbed of New York City’s jazz scene can never hurt the chances of a musician getting some attention, especially if that musician plays like Seamus Blake. Blake is recognized as one of the finest and most creative young players in jazz...READ MORE...

Iuengliss-Motion in Mind Review

Artist: Iuengliss
Title: Motion in Mind
Genre: Electronic-Ambient-Dance
Label: Bocumast Records
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It’s the story of what happens when musician meets laptop. One-man band Iuengliss’ (“I-Wen-Gliss”) Tom Metz offers up ethereal vocals set amongst a backdrop of unpredictable repetitive drumbeats and squeaky keyboard notes. Some of the more obvious (and self-confessed) inspirations are Sigur Rós and Aphex Twins, but electronic lineages to Björk and Underworld would also be true of some songs in this album...READ MORE...

The Irish Experience-Green Energy Review

Artist: The Irish Experience
Title: Green Energy
Genre: Instrumental-World-Celtic
Label: Independent
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The Irish Experience fits the bill on their recent release Green Energy. The band is a trio consisting of Joe Bowbeer (electric fiddle), Tom Hotchkin (upright bass), and Tom May (electric guitar)...READ MORE...

Jim Allchin Left Microsoft Behind and Releases Solo Album Enigma

Seattle, Washington-March 10, 2009- Jim Allchin left a prestigious career at Microsoft to pursue a life-long love of music. He traded in his co-President title for a guitar and went into the studio. That’s novel by itself, but the stunner is that the CD he recorded, Enigma, is a captivating mixture of rock, pop, and blues, earning 4 ½ stars in early reviews. Enigma releases on March 17th...READ MORE...

The Westerners-Beautiful Departed Review

Artist: The Westerners
Title: Beautiful Departed
Genre: Alternative Rock-Country
Label: Independent
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Composed of the odd duo of Belgian Joe West and Texan LaDon Drummond, The Westerners create an album as diverse as their geographical origins with Beautiful Departed. The album combines blues and country sounds with strange partners such as synth, accordion and English horn. The unique composition of the tracks makes Beautiful Departed unlike anything you’ve heard before...READ MORE...

Sons of the Addicted-Fractal World Review

Artist: Sons of the Addicted
Title: Fractal World
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Phantasma Records
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On their debut album Fractal World, Sons of the Addicted delivers an alternative rock album with a sound you haven’t heard since the mid-90’s. Fractal World is far from a throwback album, but you may recognize the sounds of some of your favorite 90’s alt-rock bands lurking in the background. On this promising debut, Sons of the Addicted brings refreshing songs that recalls the days when rock radio actually mattered....READ MORE...

Latent Anxiety Stays Busy With Constant Flow of Releases

Los Angeles, CA-March 9, 2009- Latent Anxiety, is not your every day run of the mill indie recording artist.With four CDs already released and several more on the way this year, the brainchild of Latent Anxiety, Ilja Rosendahl, has established himself as a leading cutting edge rock and electronic guitar player and vocalist...READ MORE...

Lindsey Brier-Waiting For The Sun Review

Artist: Lindsey Brier
Title: Waiting For The Sun
Genre: Jazz
Label: Golden Thread Music
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On his debut Waiting For The Sun, pianist/singer Lindsey Brier brings a classic jazz sound to life. Brier’s deep, but smooth voice is complimented by his delicate piano melodies. Waiting For The Sun also features a variety of talented backing musicians, which allows Brier to create some beautifully arranged songs...READ MORE...

Philip Clemo and Ysanne Spevack-Soundzero Review

Artist: Philip Clemo and Ysanne Spevack
Title: Soundzero
Genre: Instrumental-World-Experimental
Label: Independent
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Philip Clemo and Ysanne Spevack have collaborated for the Soundzero project (available in the U.S. 4/6) which includes a host of capable musicians including Cleveland Watkis (voice), Pete Lockett (percussion) and Mark Sanders (drums). There are many other contributors of note as well that make this recording unique...READ MORE...

David Grissom-10,000 Feet Review

Artist: David Grissom
Title: 10,000 Feet
Genre: Rock-Blues-Country
Label: Independent
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When I heard David Grissom’s album Loud Music for the first time I felt that his music was something special and I knew that I could not wait to hear his next offering. Well it has arrived and the title is 10,000 Feet...READ MORE...

Jim Allchin-Enigma Review

Artist: Jim Allchin
Title: Enigma
Genre: Rock-Blues
Label: Sandy Key Music
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One of the things Jim Allchin learned early on in life was that passion and persistence matter more than just about anything else. Allchin came from poverty and made quite a life for himself attaining a PhD in Computer Sciences and a long and successful career at Microsoft...READ MORE...

Patrick Yandall-A New Day Review

Artist: Patrick Yandall
Title: A New Day
Genre: Jazz
Label: Zangi Records
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For his tenth release A New Day, veteran jazz guitarist Patrick Yandall delivers an album full of different styles. As with his previous work, the songs of A New Day are filled with Yandall’s smooth guitar soloing, which remains impressive...READ MORE...

The Steve Haines Quintet Release Stickdaboom On Zoho Records Debut

New York, NY-March 2, 2009- Bassist Steve Haines directs the Miles Davis Program in Jazz Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. With that responsibility comes many things including the future of young people dedicating their lives to music...READ MORE...

Halie Loren Rises Above The Norm

Artist: Halie Loren
Title: They Oughta Write A Song…
Genre: Jazz
Label: White Moon Productions
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Halie Loren’s second effort They Oughta Write A Song… picks up where her first release Full Circle (2006) left off. I found once again that her voice was able to wrap me up and take me away…always a welcome relief from the stress of everyday life these trying times we are facing....READ MORE...

Latent Anxiety-Perception, Sensation, Reaction Review

Artist: Latent Anxiety
Title: Perception, Sensation, Reaction
Genre: Rock-Electronica
Label: Delvian Records
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I met IIja Rosendahl the man behind Latent Anxiety, back in 2006 when he asked to me to review his Perception CD. Now after several years have passed I had the opportunity to hear the more recent projects that followed titled Sensation and Reaction...READ MORE...