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The Banda Brothers: Primavera Blu-ray Review

Posted April 3rd, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

The Banda Brothers: Primavera Blu-ray Review

The Banda Brothers: Primavera gives us a fine mixture of traditional and contemporary jazz, frequently spiced with some salsa rhythms. The instrumentalists are at the top of their game, making for a most enjoyable watch and listen.

Nicci Gilbert & Friends: If You Love Me Blu-ray Review

Posted April 2nd, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Nicci Gilbert & Friends: If You Love Me Blu-ray Review

Nicci Gilbert and her four soul sisters give us an R&B lesson that is worth learning. A starry outing that is well recorded and will touch your emotions in a good way.

Bryan Pezzone: Piano Pieces Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted January 12th, 2013 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Bryan Pezzone: Piano Pieces Blu-ray 3D Review

Pianist Bryan Pezzone puts on a virtuoso display of improvisation featuring original compositions and adds straight performances of Mozart, Schubert and Elgar works.

Rita Coolidge: Play Something Sweet Blu-ray 3D Review

Posted December 5th, 2012 by Brandon A. DuHamel

Rita Coolidge: Play Something Sweet Blu-ray 3D Review

Rita Coolidge is the star in this particular outing of another fantastic natural high-res recording from AIX Records.

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Terry Trotter: I Play the Piano Blu-ray Review

Terry Trotter, a real musician’s musician, gives us a thoroughly enjoyable jazz piano recital that demonstrates why he has been in great demand for decades. AIX Records’ recording team gives an excellent account of Trotter’s Steinway to boot.

AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

AC Timba Jazz: Neurosis Blu-ray Review

A group of talented musicians gives us four of the late Juan Sanchez Oliva’s dance-inflected Afro-Cuban jazz. These are well recorded pulse-pounding numbers and the beat will get you.

Emin: After the Thunder Blu-ray Review

Posted December 4th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Emin: After the Thunder Blu-ray Review

This debut CD/BD set from Emin Algarov, a young European-based singer, contains thirteen tracks, mostly penned by Emin himself, of which six are Blu-ray music videos with high-def audio. Emin has a pleasing voice, but these romantic ballads of love and loss are all quite similar and do not stand out from what is currently hitting the airwaves.

Ernest Ranglin: Order of Distinction Blu-ray Review

Posted November 30th, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Ernest Ranglin: Order of Distinction Blu-ray Review

An exceptional studio recording of the grand old man of Jamaican ska music, Ernest Ranglin, who is assisted by a premier group of sidemen. Top notch audio and video recording makes for a memorable 60 minutes.

BNO: Here & There, Vol. II Blu-ray Review

Posted October 3rd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

BNO: Here & There, Vol. II Blu-ray Review

AIX Records gives us a studio concert featuring some of the best bluegrass players around and cameo appearances by Albert Lee and Nathan Mceuen. Sonics are darn good but visuals come up a bit short in detail and color palette.

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Posted October 2nd, 2012 by Lawrence D. Devoe, MD

Wallace Roney: Stand Blu-ray Review

Wallace Roney, a lineal descendant of Miles Davis, gets his fellow musicians to deliver a terrific study in bebop. Great sound and decent picture give us an insider’s view of what makes for great jazz.

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