Author: George W. Harris

Glenn Zaleski: Fellowship

Pianist Glenn Zaleski leads a highly intuitive and cooperating team of Dezron Douglas/b and Craig Weinrib/dr through a mix of originals and standards. Of the covers, bass and piano do some wonderful counter conversations and opposing pulses on the tensile…

GEMS FROM AVID’S VAULT…Ray Charles: Four Classic Albums, Johnny Dankworth: Three Classic Albums Plus, Stan Getz: Four Classic Albums, Bobby Jaspar: Three Classic Albums Plus, Jerry Lee Lewis: Three Classic Albums Plus

UK-based Avid Records continues to find some of the best un-mined material from the mid 20th Century. Lately, they’ve added blues, R&B and the roots of rock to their repertoire, and we are better off for the decision. Here’s the…

 Cynthia Hilts: Lyric Fury

Composer, pianist and vocalist, Cynthia Hilts mixes the free form bop of Charles Mingus with modern sounds and attitudes. She keeps things bona fide by bringing along Mingus alumnus Jack Walrath  on trumpet, but the team of Lisa Parrott/bs-ss, Lily…