LA Jazz Scene

May 2017
The Microscopic Septet
Been Up So Long It Looks Like Down To Me - Cuneiform
Randy Kaye Quintet
Brooklyn 1967, May 24th - Philology
Stephane Wrembel
The Django Experiment 1 - Water Is Life Records
The Django Experiment 2 - Water Is Life Records
The Grand St. Stompers
Do The New York - Self-Released
Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre
The Art Of Latin Jazz - Origin
Rick Hirsch's Big Ol' Band
Pocono Git-Down - Self Released
Chris Bennett/Bill Marx
Something Wonderful - Self-Released
Audrey Bernstein
Alright, Okay, You Win - L.B. Records
Bobby Darin & Johnny Mercer
Two Of A Kind - Omnivore
Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Loafers Hollow - Hot Cup
Debbie Denke
It's All About YOU - Self-Released
Med Flory
Go West Young Med - Fresh Sound

April 2017
Kei Akagi Trio
Contrast & Form - Time & Style Jazz
Oleg Frish
Duets With My American Idols - Time Out Media
Mary Bogue
Blue Smoke - Dance Me To Stardust Records
One Night Of Sin - Dance Me To Stardust Records
Rebecca Kilgore and Bernd Lhotzky
This And That - Arbors
The Jazz Couriers
Live In Morecambe 1959 - Tippin - Gearbox
David Wise
Till They Lay Me Down - Self-Released
Carsten Dahl Trio
Simplicity - Storyville
Michel Benebig
Noumea To New York - American Showplace Music
Mark Masters Ensemble
Blue Skylight - Capri
Tina May Meets Enrico Pieranunzi
Home Is Where The Heart Is - 33 Jazz
Maurice Gainen
Eight - Empyrean Music
Billy Childs
Rebirth - Mack Avenue
Clarice Assad
Live At The Deer Head Inn - Deer Head Records

March 2017
Charles Mingus
The Complete 1961-1962 Birdland Broadcasts - Solar
Charlie Parker
Unheard Bird - The Unissued Takes - Verve
Donny Most
Mostly Swinging - Summit
Don Joseph
A Tribute To The Jazz Poetry Of - Fresh Sound
Carmen Lundy
Something To Believe In - Justin Time
Gabrielle Stravelli
Dream Ago - Big Modern Music
John Stein
Tones - Whaling City Sound
Burak Bedikyan
Awakening - Steeplechase
Deborah Brown
Kansas City Here I Come - Wydawca
Kenny Barron Trio
Book Of Intuition - Impulse
Peter Erskine
Second Opinion - Fuzzy Music
Larry Coryell
Coryell - Real Gone

February 2017
Yusef Lateef
Live At Ronnie Scott's - Gearbox
Charlie Haden/Gonzalo Rubalcaba
Toky Adagio - Impulse
Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra
Time/Life - Impulse
Hermine Deurloo
Living Here - Zennez
Emmet Cohen
Masters Legacy Series, Vol. 1 - Cellar Live
The Three Sounds
Groovin Hard - Resonance
Slim Gaillard
Searching For You - Sunset Blvd.
The Sugar Hill Trio
The Drive - Goschart Music
Rich Perry
Moods - Steeplechase
Mark Colby
All Or Nothing At All - RCI
Pat Close
Rhythms Of My Soul - Self-Released
George Burton
The Truth Of What I Am - Inner Circle Music

January 2017
Richard Sears
Altadena - Ropeadope
Scott Whitfield
New Jazz Standards Vol. 2 - Summit
Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau
Nearness - Nonesuch
Clark Terry
Clark After Dark - MPS
Kris Allen
Beloved - Truth Revolution Recording Collective
Nancy Ruth
Sangria Jam - Self-Released
Bob Zieff
The Music Of Bob Zieff - Fresh Sound
Enrique Heredia Quartet
Plays The Music Of Bob Zieff - Fresh Sound New Talent
Various Artists
Savory Collection Vol. 1 - National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Count Basie
Savory Collection Vol. 2 - National Jazz Museum in Harlem
Franklin Kiermyer
Closer To The Sun - Mobility Music
John Scofield
Country For Old Men - Impulse

December 2016
Mike Neer
Steelonious - Self-Released
Red Callender
The Complete RCA Victor Sessions - Fresh Sound
Bria Skolberg
Bria - Okeh
Seamus Blake and Chris Creek
Lets Call The Whole Thing Off - Criss Cross
Allen Toussaint
American Tunes - Nonesuch
Joe Bushkin Quartet
Live At The Embers 1952 - Dot Time
Various Artists
Jazz Loves Disney - Verve
Lars Gullin
The Liquid Moves Of Lars Gullin - Sonorama
Tubby Hayes
Live At The Hopbine 1968 Vol. 1 - Gearbox
Jacob Duncan
The Busker - Calvin Cycle Collective
Allysa Allgood
Out Of The Blue - Jeru Jazz
Sari Kessler
Do Right - Self-Released
Kendra Shank & Geoffrey Keezer
Half Moon - Live In New York - Ride Symbol

November 2016
Erwin Helfer
Last Call - The Sirens Records
Barbara Carroll
Live At Birdland - Harbinger
Steven Lugerner
Jacknife - The Music Of Jackie McLean - Primary
Erroll Garner
Ready, Take One - Legacy
Eric Alexander
Second Impression - High Note
Lucky Thompson
Bop & Ballads - Sonorama
Richard Sorce
Closer Than Before - EverJazz
Jake Shimabukuro
Nashville Sessions - JS Records
Warren Wolf
Convergence - Mack Avenue
Afro Peruvian New Trends Orchestra
Uniting Beats - Bluespiral
Carol Bach-Y-Rita
My House - Self-Released
Anna Danes
Find Your Wings - DLG
Alison Lewis
Seven - Shamayim Music
Helen Fenton
Come Away With Me - Self-Released
Midiri Brothers Septet
Simply Splendid - Midiri Music

October 2016
Blue Mitchell & Sonny Red
Baltimore 1966 - Uptown
Dan Haedicke
In All The Ways - Kwality Records
Harmonie Ensemble/New York
George Gershwin - Harmonia Mundi
Louis Rosen
Dream Suite - Di-Tone Records
Ilse Huizinga
Here's to Maya Angelou - Daybreak
Joey Alexander
Countdown - Motema
Laurence Hobgood Trio
Honor Thy Fathers - Circumstantial Productions
Brad Mehldau Trio
Blues And Ballads - Nonesuch
The Cookers
The Call Of The Wild And Peaceful Heart - Smoke Sessions
Jim Snidero
MD66 - Savant
Rez Abbasi & Junction
Behind The Vibration - Cuneiform
Joe Mancuso/Dave Black
Just The Two Of Us - Mancuso
Adam Benjamin & Jason Harnell
Go Shlomo - f.Boo Music
Sara Gazarek and Josh Nelson
Dream In The Blue - Steel Bird Music
Woody Shaw/Louis Hayes
The Tour, Volume One - Highnote
CD Reviews
Jazz Around Town
May 2017
Doc Severinsen at 90
Maria Schneider
Lorraina Marro
Russell Malone
Karrin Allyson
50 Years At The Village Vanguard
Billie Holiday At Sugar Hill

April 2017
Upcoming: The 39th Playboy Jazz Festival
Herb Wong and Ralph Gleason books
Lee Morgan documentary
Rahsaan Roland Kirk's Case Of The Three Sided

March 2017
Manhattan Transfer Meets Take Six
Kurt Elling Meets Branford Marsalis
Tom Lord s Jazz Discography
The Ghetto Swinger
Cynthia Sayer's You re In The Band

February 2017
Nutty at the E-Spot
Harold Mabern & Pharoah Sanders
Bill Cunliffe Big Band
Mosaic's Savoy Bebop Box Set
A Book on Jazz Producers

January 2017
Answers to Jazz Trivia Questions
Top Jazz Recordings Of 2016
Ron Carter Trio
Tammy McCann
Marissa Gomez
Jim Marshall's Jazz Festival
3 Releases from the Nederlands Jazz Archief

December 2016
10 Jazz Trivia Questions
Mike Price
Jeffrey Gimble
A Few New Xmas Jazz Recordings

November 2016
Introducing CHOPS
Phil Norman Tentet
Joeless Shoe
Chick Corea's Elektric Band
Polly Gibbons
Kat Parra
Maryanne Reall

October 2016
The 2016 Monterey Jazz Festival