Kurt Elling, The Questions (Okeh)

July 11, 2018

Kurt Elling, voice Stu Mindeman, piano, Hammond B3 organ John McLean, acoustic and electric guitars Joey Calderazzo, piano (tracks 4, 6, 9) Clark Sommers, bass Branford Marsalis, saxophones Marquis Hill, trumpet, fluegelhorn Jeff “Tain” Watts, drums Produced by Elling and Marsalis Religion or jazz: that’s the career choice, in a way, that Kurt Elling made […]

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A Reunion Tribute to Erroll Garner (Produced by Ernest McCarty Jr.)

June 13, 2018

If you enjoyed just about every note played by the one and only pianist Erroll Garner as this writer did (remember especially the fabulous Concert By the Sea album?) you need to know immediately that you will hear no Garner here.

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Hot Wax: April/May 2018

May 7, 2018

Jazz album releases and reviews for April/May 2018.

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Hot Wax – March 2018

March 21, 2018

Jazz Album Reviews – March 2018

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Hot Wax: January 2018

January 16, 2018

Jazz album news and reviews: January 2018

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Hot Wax: December 2017

November 30, 2017

New Jazz Releases: December 2017

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Hot Wax – August/September 2017

September 5, 2017

Jazz album reviews for August and September 2017.

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Hot Wax: Album Reviews – May 2017

May 1, 2017

Bill O’Connell Monk’s Cha Cha – Live at the Carnegie-Farian Room (Savant) Bill O’Connell – solo piano Pianist Bill O’Connell is something of a self-effacing jazz player – though he’s been active since the 1970s, he’s helmed only about a dozen albums since 1978. But O’Connell has kept very busy, accompanying Sonny Rollins and Chet […]

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Hot Wax – Album Reviews: March 2017

March 20, 2017

Album reviews of new jazz releases – March 2017.

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Hot Wax – April/May 2016

May 20, 2016

Jazz album reviews for April and May 2016.

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