A lovely little Brazilian-styled set from tenorist Harry Allen – and one that features vocals and guitar from the wonderful Joyce! Almost all titles are originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim – as you'd guess from the title – but Allen's deep-voiced approach moves them into very ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Harry Allen/Jan Lundgren Quartet —
Quietly There ... CD Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ...
A great laidback set from tenorist Harry Allen – nothing fancy, but a great demonstration of Allen's wonderfully old school approach! The group's got an easygoing groove – led by pianist Jan Lundgren – and Allen blows these soulful, spacious solos over the top – with a bit ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Thomas Clausen —
Blue Rain ... CD Stunt (Denmark), 2015. New Copy ...
An album that's hitting strong on just about every level – not just the well-crafted piano work of Thomas Clausen, but also the full, rich bass of Jesper Lundgaard – who seems to match every moment of Clausen's inspiration, and fill things in with these tones that are completely ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Nothing broken about this sweet bossa-styled set – although Diego Figueiredo's approach is definitely unique! The set's got the leader on acoustic guitar – often in modes that reach back through a variety of traditions, not just bossa – including choro, fado, and son, with even ... (Brazil) read moreCD
A sweet set of funky Latin with a great jazzy vibe – hardly the stiff sounds you might expect from the "machine", in the group's name – and instead a very loose, fluid set that almost takes us back to the 70s! Tenorist Bob Mintzer is a big part of the group – and we ... (Latin) read moreCD