Jo Harrop – The Heart Wants

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 5/14/2022 to Music
Jo Harrop – The Heart Wants
If you’re looking for a great new vocal jazz album/artist, look no further. UK’s Jo Harrop not only shows off her warm and intimate voice in this understated bluesy lineup, but she displays her considerable songwriting chops as well. Even with a stellar lineup of musicians including heavyweights such as Christian McBride and Jason Rebello, it’s her emotional delivery that really stands out. Find it on TIDAL.

Jeremy Olivier - Where the light gets in

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 3/13/2022 to Music
Jeremy Olivier - Where the light gets in
If you’re in the mood for a pure and intimate recording, this could be right up your alley. This album is a very stripped-down affair with Jeremy Olivier on vocal / guitar and Mike del Ferro on piano. Jeremy Olivier is a known name and has previously collaborated with Hugh Masekela, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, George Benson and more. Mike del Ferro accompanies perfectly to suit the mood of this album that covers a variety of both originals and covers. If you’re at all familiar with the Sound Liaison label, superb recording quality is a given. The recording does an excellent job of capturing the live "you are there" studio sound with spaciousness, delicacy and airiness. Recorded in DXD, this album is available from Sound Liaison in formats ranging from 24/96 FLAC and DSD64 right up to 32/352 DXD and DSD256. After purchasing this album, Roon shows it in the library at a dynamic range of 11 which is fantastic for a simple recording like this.  Find it on Sound Liaison.

Colin James - Open Road

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 2/20/2022 to Music
Colin James - Open Road

Quite possibly the best Canadian blues album of 2021. Colin James continually cranks out one great album after another. With a combination of original songs and covers, this album just hits so well. There are certain songs and guitar licks that are reminiscent of his absolutely stellar “Bad Habits” from 1995. Listen to it on TIDAL or buy it from 7 Digital Canada. If you’re buying from 7 Digital, you might as well buy his 2018 album “Miles to Go” as well. Spectacular!

Magnus Hjorth Trio – Blue Interval

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 11/14/2021 to Music
Magnus Hjorth Trio – Blue Interval

With a nod to tradition, Swedish pianist Magnus Hjorth combines elements of the swing and dexterity of Oscar Peterson with Count Basie’s understated yet captivating style. With the stellar sidemen of Lasse Mørck on bass and Snorre Kirk on drums, this trio combines for a fantastic outing on this 2014 release. This is an album that deserves your attention for both great jazz and sound quality as well. Find Blue Interval on TIDAL.

Ellis Marsalis Trio – Twelve’s It

Posted by Neil Gelowitz on 10/30/2021 to Music
Ellis Marsalis Trio – Twelve’s It

Recorded in 1998, this is an album that has stood the test of time sounding every bit as good now as it did back then (both musically and sonically). Select Read More below for further details.


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