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What a lovely album. Ivo Antognini's first U.S. release is refreshing and original. His piano playing is clean, unique and heartfelt. All but one of these brilliant songs was composed by Ivo. The album dances from beginning to end with interesting arrangements. Each song is...

Seasons of Life is a 10-track/ 45-minute CD of Smooth Jazz excellence. The album's most significant accomplishment is that it showcases Janita's acute writing abilities. Indisputably, Seasons of Life is one of the most proliferated CDs released in recent years. Remaining faithful to the foundation...

by Sunday Boling Taylor Swift has been of legal drinking age for almost two years as I type this review, but that should not keep those of us who are older and potentially wiser from enjoying a nice glass of Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 while listening...

by Sunday Boling Michael Buble’s voice makes me smile and desire sweets and bubbles and fancy dresses and long gloves. I can almost hear the scratch of a needle on a spinning record with his crooning, smooth voice and upbeat style. He has a voice with...

WineandMusic.Com recommends Spencer Day’s new EP, If Christmas Doesn’t Kill, Me for the Holidays. There is not much new Christmas music this year, but this one has the makings of a classic. The only complaint is that there are only four songs on it and...

by Jonathan Mitchell The Jeff Lorber Fusion is back! Just when you thought that Jazz-Rock Fusion was defunct, or even worse, dead, Grammy-nominated Keyboardist/Composer/Producer Jeff Lorber has breathed new life into it, bringing back killer grooves, funky bass lines, sultry saxophones, and wonderfully rich melodies all woven...

by Jonathan Mitchell Great music, like great wine, is not easily produced. Some of the sweetest efforts are born of trial and tribulation. Especially when it comes to Love and Pinot Noir! Enter the perfect wine and music pairing; Carol Duboc's preeminent release, the soulful and sultry...

"Vintage rockers turning to orchestras for new takes on their music has become a firmly established trend over the past few years, and in all honesty it hasn't always been a welcome one. But I'm happy to report that Symphonicities, the new album of Sting's...

by Jonathan Mitchell Jill Scott's newest release, her first in 4 years, "The Light of the Sun", is a big, smooth, and uplifting production, that makes you feel. It makes you feel good, makes you feel smart, makes you feel hopeful, and makes you want to...

by Carol Duboc And touch the sky they do! This latest release by Contemporary Jazz quartet, Fourplay, is probably one of my favorite contemporary Jazz albums. I put it on and want to play it again and again which rarely happens to me. For two decades,...