Author: George W. Harris

Judi Silvano: Indigo Moods

I first heard Judi Silvano’s flexible voice on her highly successful contributions to husband Joe Lovano’s seminal Rush Hour album eons ago. Her solo material veers left of center, even in the most traditional of song selections, as here. The…

Leni Stern: Sabani

Guitarist/composer/vocalist Leni Stern releases an intriguing disc, mixing accessible African motifs with American folk jazz sensibilities. The entire disc is performed by the core of Stern along with Haruma Samake, a Malian  who playes a mean little West African blues…

Rick Drumm: Return From The Unknown

Here’s a listener friendly jazz set by drummer appropriately named Rick Drumm, who leads the team of Fred Hamilton-Corey Christiansen/g, John Ben Itez/b, Axel Tosca Laugart/p, Frank Catalano/sax, Mike Brumbaugh/tb and Pete Grimaldi/tp through an agreeable collection of interesting originals.…

Brazilian Trio: Constelacao

The lithe Brazilian Trio consists of Helio Alves/p, Nilson Matta/b and Duduka Da Fonseca/dr, and this release has them adroitly going through an enjoyable hour of originals and covers. A  fair share of Jobim is brought to the table (what’d…