Augie Haas: Dream a Little Dream (2019)

Augie Haas: Dream a Little Dream (2019)

This is the sixth release by Augie Haas on the Playtime Music label, and although he is best known as a well-respected trumpeter, educator and composer, here he has taken 11 jazz and doo wop classics with eight being vocal and just three instrumentals. Unusually he...
Axe: Final Offering (2019)

Axe: Final Offering (2019)

I can’t have been the only person to be rather surprised to hear there was a new Axe album available, given that the only releases in the last 19 years have been an anthology and a live DVD. But yes, singer/guitarist Bobby Barth has pulled together another band under...
Blind Lemon Jazz: After Hours (2019)

Blind Lemon Jazz: After Hours (2019)

Blind Lemon Pledge is the alter-ego of composer and arranger James Byfield (who on this release also provides some guitar and vocals), and here he has pulled together a band to undertake a classic approach to jazz, firmly rooted by the vocals of Marisa Malvino and...
Dave Schoepke: Drums on Low (2019)

Dave Schoepke: Drums on Low (2019)

I am in a very fortunate position in that I have been writing about music for some 30 years now and have a reputation of sorts, which means I am often sent way more albums than I can cope with. So I have certain rules to abide by when choosing what to review: If I am...
Formicarius: Rending the Veil of Flesh (2019)

Formicarius: Rending the Veil of Flesh (2019)

This is the second album from Formicarius, who have brought in of Kevin Paradis of Benighted to provide drum duties this time around. He isn’t the only guest either as Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ) and Nicholas Miller (Aklash) are involved on “Early Will I Seek Thee”....
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