Category: Music

Music reviews by Steve Hart.

Juke box 7-inch vinyl records.

There’s a big hole in my record!

There’s one thing today’s generation of music buyers are missing. The joy of receiving a box of random seven-inch singles from juke box heaven. Before CDs and MP3s took over the recorded music world,...

Sax player Evan Carydakis.

Evan Carydakis is Movin On in style

Evan and I have chatted on the phone once before – to talk about his then new EP Groove House – and we got on like a house on fire. This second chat, about...

J3

J3 deliver a fresh take on contemporary jazz

J3 represents the dawn of a new era in contemporary jazz. Amazingly though still in their teens, these three virtuosi have the unbridled creativity and exuberance of youth combined with the depth and deep...

Dee Lucas hits again with Hot Ice!

International recording artist and saxophonist Dee Lucas is back just in time to heat up things with “Hot Ice”! Coming off the heels from his Billboard smash hit “Full Tilt”, Lucas is joined again...

Lisa Hilton

Life is Beautiful with Lisa Hilton

Lisa Hilton and her trio manifest a memorable experience on Life is Beautiful, her third recording of the pandemic era, and the acclaimed pianist, composer, and producer’s 25th album as a leader. On it,...

Hannah Baiardi – Lot Lot ft. Joey Hewie

Composer, pianist and singer Hannah Baiardi has released her new single, Lot Lot, featuring Joey Hewie. This stylish performance demonstrates real growth in Hannah’s professional development as a performer and it can’t be too...

No More Pain

Kimberly Brewer has released No More Pain with Maysa. Kimberly is an American singer and backing singer best known for her longtime collaboration with Stevie Wonder. Working professionally since 1989 she has sung with...

Al Strong releases Black Love

Al Strong is two-times Grammy Nominated trumpet player, composer, recording artist and educator who has just released Black Love with Mark Whitfield. A cultural innovator, he is the co-founder of the Art of Cool...

Sonix lands on Easy Street with his new single

Cleverly dubbed Sonix for his bold use of sound effects in his productions, veteran keyboardist, composer and producer Timothy Rouse makes an exciting splash in Smooth Jazz with his wildly infectious debut single Easy...