REVIEW: Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson – New World Flamenco

Flamenco music is one of those instantly recognizable genres, the kind that immediately takes the listener to a familiar place. In this case, it inspires in me a mental image of a beautiful dancer with flashing eyes, clicking castanets, and a rose in her teeth; backed by a dark, brooding guitarist. A new album on … More REVIEW: Tierra Negra & Muriel Anderson – New World Flamenco

REVIEW: The Reese Project – Eastern Standard Time

A new album from veteran jazz flautist Tom Reese’s quartet, The Reese Project, continues down the same road traveled in the group’s previous effort, 2008’s This Just In. Which is to say that Eastern Standard Time, now out on the In The Groove label, is another nice collection of traditional jazz standards interspersed with some … More REVIEW: The Reese Project – Eastern Standard Time

Album Of The Year

Here’s the thing. I’m pretty sure that the way I go about picking an Album of the Year is different from that of most music bloggers — or publications of any kind, for that matter. For one thing, I just pick from among those I’ve actually reviewed over the course of the year. I don’t … More Album Of The Year