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Hiromi: Beyond Standard        (2 of 16 found this review helpful)
  June 19, 2008

First of all, I like Hiromi! But I cannot say anything about the music on this disc, because the sound of this SACD, like that of some others by Telarc, is such a bad pulp that I can not listen to it. That`s a pity.
Archie Shepp Quartet: True Ballads      (3 of 4 found this review helpful)
  January 20, 2008

A. Shepp ts, J. Hicks p, G. Mraz b, I. Muhammad ds, Venus 1996. Tenor saxophone legend Archie Shepp plays nine well known ballads, but everyone who knows Shepp, will know that this is not a sweet and lovely ballad session. This is music for the head, although it is highly emotional, too. He can blow ... more
Maynard Ferguson: One More Trip To Birdland        (6 of 7 found this review helpful)
  January 20, 2008

M. Ferguson tp & flh, S. Englebright tp, C. Fisher tp, L. Foyen tp, T. Garling tb & g, M. Wallace ts & as & vcl, C. Farr ts & ss, M. Marcinko ds & per, D. Zank p & key, P. Palombi b & eb, Concord 1996. The “little big band” Big Bop Nouveau plays nine tracks here, some well known standards and some ... more
Miles Davis: You're Under Arrest      (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 20, 2008

M. Davis tp & syn, B. Berg ss & ts, J. Scofield g, J. McLaughlin g, R. Irving III syn, D. Jones eb, A. Foster ds, V. Wilburn Jr. ds, S. Thornton perc, Sony 1985. I think every jazz enthusiast will know this record of Davis` electric jazz-pop period in the 80`s. It isn`t the best Davis ever made, but ... more
Benny Waters: Live at the Pawnshop        (3 of 3 found this review helpful)
  January 20, 2008

B. Waters vcl & ss & as & ts & clt, B. Milder p, G. Stachewski g, G. Lind b, K. Ohlsson ds, Opus 3 1976. The Quintet plays ten standards in the straight ahead swinging way. Recorded live at the famous Swedish jazz club, The Pawnshop, there`s once again a very good live atmosphere captured on the ... more

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