Noa Levy and Shimpei Ogawa: You, Me & Cole (2020)

Noa Levy and Shimpei Ogawa: You, Me & Cole (2020)

This album is an interesting take on classic Cole Porter numbers, performed by a Japanese bassist currently living in New York and an Israeli singer currently residing in San Francisco. I must confess this is the first time I have come across this particular style of...
Lou Volpe: Before & After (2020)

Lou Volpe: Before & After (2020)

Guitarist Lou Volpe has long had a reputation of being able to cross between melodic jazz, danceable r&b and Adult Contemporary music. He toured extensively with Bette Midler, Judy Collins and Herbie Mann, and a list of the other artists he has worked with...
Johno Leeroy: The Magnolia Sessions (2020)

Johno Leeroy: The Magnolia Sessions (2020)

This is the third in a series of albums of the same name which are being released by Anti-Corporate Music. When I got into the car the other day, my entertainment system grabbed the first song from this album to start playing, and instead of putting on whatever I...
Madre Vaca: Winterreise (2020)

Madre Vaca: Winterreise (2020)

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the Auckland Folk Festival, one of the most enjoyable musical events I have ever been to, and one I will be definitely returning to next year. I knew very few of the acts, but I was determined to catch as many as I could and...
Sadie & Jay: A Passing of Seasons (2019)

Sadie & Jay: A Passing of Seasons (2019)

Recently I was fortunate enough to attend the Auckland Folk Festival, one of the most enjoyable musical events I have ever been to, and one I will be definitely returning to next year. I knew very few of the acts, but I was determined to catch as many as I could and...