|New Artists from
|Don Hales has been heralded by
many as an incredibly gifted guitarist. On this latest disc, he shares the
spotlight with pianist Joe Hunter, bassist Douglas Richeson, drummer Aaron
Scott and saxophonist Pete Mills. A review appears in the August 99
issue of Just Jazz Guitar.
|The Tom Carroll Trio
has been around since the early 80's, and has been exciting listeners
around the Central Ohio area. Accompanying Tom on this recording is Hank
Marr on B3, Jim Rupp on drums, and Gary Carney on trombone. These
recordings were made direct to 2-track in the studio and offer a marvelous
addition to the Organ Trio repertoire - Hank can really make a B3 sing,
and never as much as on the title song for the disc!
According to Just Jazz Guitar, this is an
exceptional recording - if you are a guitar/organ fanatic, you must have
Here is another recent release
from DeWitt/Retzlaff/Smith - the dynamic rhythm section behind the new
disc Pathways, by guitarist Stan Smith. (check out the Cojazz
page for info on this recording). This collection of tracks shows off
the gifted talents of these three fabulous musicians, and highlights the
excitement of basic burning trio music at its best!
|A wonderfully talented bassist
in the Boston area,
Greg Loughman also shows off his compositional skills on A Month Of
Sundays. His debut album has a Latin flavor, coming from his work as
bassist with The Afro-Rican Ensemble. Players featured with Greg include
Chad Eby on Tenor, Kris Keith on flutes, Ed Moed on Piano, Tony McClung on
Drums, and Eric "The Fish" Paton on Percussion.
|Tim Cummiskey, jazz
guitar instructor at The Ohio State University, brings together Chris Berg
on Bass and Jim Rupp on Drums for his debut album, alone together.
This disc features many fine standards, like the title tune, You
Stepped Out of a Dream, How Deep Is The Ocean, Emily, while including
some swinging with Jeannine, and an incredibly beautiful version of
Estate'. Accompanying the trio is special guest Chad Eby on Tenor
Saxophone. Hear audio clips at www.tc7string.com.
second outing featured an organ trio with Hank Marr on B3 and Jim Rupp on
drums. This marvelous compilation includes Unit 7, Invitation, How
Insensitive, This I Dig of You, Tim's original Fever Dream, and
five other great tracks.
|The Denison University Faculty Jazz Quintet finished work on this
disc in June of 2000, and it features a number of new original works by
saxophonist Pete Mills, pianist Richard Lopez, and guitarist Tom
Carroll, along with some standards. Performing with the composers are
bassist Doug Richeson and drummer Jeremy Bradstreet.
|This is the debut disc by
saxophonist Chad Eby and his Trio, featuring bassist Chris Haney and
percussionist Dave Weinstock. Joining them on the disc is guitarist Stan
Smith, and saxophonists Pete Mills and Eddie Bayard. It features a number
of Chad's original compositions, as well as a wonderful version of Donald Byrd's
|The New Remnants Dance
Orchestra is a big band that has been together since 1981, and is made up of
"remnants" from many of the performing big bands, such as Stan Kenton, Woody
Herman, Glenn Miller, The Dorseys and others. The band even worked for many
years as The Guy Lombardo Orchestra in the 90's. This is a wonderful New
Year's Eve recording from Lima, Ohio, and includes many wonderful tunes,
including probably the best recording of Moonlight Serenade outside of the
Miller band itself! A great disc for any big band enthusiast.
|Bop Du Fway is a
bit of an enigma in terms of our "usual" discs...the group, featuring
"Daddy-O" on vibes and orations, is a spoof on the jazz poetry bands of the
50's and 60's - the "beat" generation. This group plays to standing-room
only shows in Central Ohio during its many performances at the Carnegie Hall
of Jazz in Columbus, Dick's Den.
This disc, Dispatch from Outville, includes many of
their favorites, including Tomato Madness, Polka Cats, and the Ganges
River Blues Tune, When Your Karma Hits My Dogma. You will laugh till
you cry as you snap your fingers and join the hep cats listening to these