Pop Jazz

Still

Artist: 
Keith Davis Trio
Label: 
Cd Baby

The Keith Davis Trio really do go out of their way to impress. The simplicity of their band, using only three instruments doesn't overwhelm the listener, but rather calms and engages them at the same time. The piano runs add a twist to each song, giving it life. And it honestly makes me want to go sit on my piano and try to immitate what they're playing. Still is a great album to listen to, especially when in need of a nice and calming tune. The jumps and swing from each measure creates a full sound, especially with the deep bass and unconventional drums.

Sounds Like: 
Fabrizio Bosso
Sounds Like: 
any swing artist mixed with smooth music
Name: 
Dalal Kaddoura
Date Reviewed: 
02/11/2014

Riverside Drive

Artist: 
George Cole Quintet
Label: 
Oceanview Records

 

Sounds Like: 
Django Reinhardt, Hot Club of Detroit, Mark Sganga
Name: 
Jonathan Cohen
Date Reviewed: 
04/20/2011

Jazz Funnyman: The Many Sides of Tony Russell

Artist: 
Tony Russell
Label: 
Tony Russell

Alright, right off the bat this CD seems very,very easily laughable. I mean, c'mon, a title such as Jazz Funny Man? A dude on the cover with a pink suit? A self-released album? But alas, the big bold words: LANGUAGE WARNING along with beautiful blonde on the back cover with Mr. Russell pique my interest. Perhaps a “dirty old man” version of Richard Cheese? After all, key words such as “lyrics” and “his one of a kind comedy” coupled with quotes about how well actor/pianist Tony Russell can swing sure make me think so. And Mr.

Sounds Like: 
Jim Pearce