Category: Reviews

Torben Waldorff: Holiday On Fire

Thick toned guitarist Torben Waldorff teams up with Ingrid Jensen/tp, Maggi Olin/p-key, Drew Gress/b and Johnathan Blake for seven originals of post modern sounds. Jensen’s buttery horn gasps with delight on”Thyst Intro” while Waldorff creates gentle ripples throughout the main…

Rocco John: Peace and Love

Usually free form ensembles get highly cacophonic and self indulgent. Composer, saxist and pianist Rocco John Iacovone avoids all of the usual pitfalls on this concert recording of three songs ranging from 16 to 23 minutes. The rest of the…

Monika Ryan: Windmills

Vocalist Monika Ryan tackles the songbook of Alan Bergman  on this wide ranging album with support from Keith Loftis/sax, Brad Goode/tp, Clark Gayton/tb, Nick Rolfe/key, David O’Rourke/g, Rene Hart/b and Alvester Garnett/dr. There is some Iberian guitar work as Ryan…

JU: Summa

The team of Adam Meszaros/g-perc, Erno Hock/b-perc an Andras Halmos/dr-perc claim to be a “Hungarian Power Trio” which was not found defined in Wikipedia. However, the team does do some head banging on the metallic “Mongrel Mangrove” and “My Heart…