Album Picks

Wes Montgomery, “Smokin’ at the Half Note”, by Larry G. (Jazzfan)

Jan 12, 2022

Not only is this a beautiful live album, for me it’s definitely a “desert island” album. Tracks like Unit 7 and the upbeat Four on Six really hooked me. Other standards like Willow and Misty are just great to listen to as well.

Roy Hargrove, Mulgrove Miller, “In Harmony”, By Larry Deniston

Dec 24, 2021

Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller, In Harmony, double vinyl album by Resonance Records, HLP-9060,  limited pressing. What a great album that I, more or less,

Moby – Reprise

Sep 21, 2021



David’s Music Pick- October 2021



If your middle name was Melville, because that other Melville,

Jul 28, 2021

Grant Stoner’s Pick

My album pick for this month is Bill Bruford’s ” One of a Kind” Polydor records 1979 vinyl.

One of the forgotten but best fusion albums of the 70s,

Album Picks by Phil Lewenthal

Jul 26, 2021

Laurie Anderson – Big Science

From 1982 but very much for the present. Dense and dark lyrically but melodic and musically charming. Sounds half electronic half organic. Lively soundstage.

Oregon, “Crossing” ECM 1985 vinyl, by Grant Stoner

Mar 07, 2021

Since I live in Oregon now, I thought it apropos to review an album by one of my favorite groups, Oregon. Oregon ” Crossing” ECM 1985 vinyl.

Another ECM you say?

Phil Lewenthal’s Menagerie of Music Picks

Mar 07, 2021

Here are a few musical suggestions in different genres that I’ve greatly enjoyed. I hope you do too!

Total Freedom by Kathleen Edwards
Just a knockout,

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, “Hot Tuna Performance”, by Gregory Morgan

Mar 07, 2021

This month my music selection is a bit different from previous months.  In my area, this month has been filled with smoke and furiously hot days so my listening days have been more limited than usual (It’s amazing how much a tube amplifier heats up a room). 

Baden Powell, “Solitude on Guitar”, by Alón Sagee

Mar 07, 2021

Brazilian Baden Powell is one of the finest guitarists the world has ever known… but someone forgot to tell America! He’s released about 30 albums in his career and so far,

Adult Cinema, “Teaser Trailer”, by David Hicks

Mar 07, 2021

When I first listened to this (2016) album I heard shades of, Procol Harum, Elton John, The Who, early Pink Floyd, and other classic and Prog rock influences.  It was like I was listening to an album from the late ’60s or early ’70s that I’d never heard before.