“You Are There” showcases the lush jazz singing of Shawnn Monteiro, supported by masterful performances of associates on trumpet, piano, trombone, drums, and bass. The charged, intensely passionate music crested with dulcet beauty of Monteiro’s vocals makes You Are There a rapturous listening experience, highly recommended especially for connoisseurs of the genre. The tracks are Dearly Beloved, Inside a Silent Tear, Let’s Eat Home, You are There, How Deep is the Ocean, You’ll See, The Shadow of Your Smile, Autumn Leaves, Alone at Last, Never Let Me Go, I Hear Music / How High the Moon, and My Old Friend.
Rale Micic’s latest release “Only Love Will Stay” is “poignant, captivating, and highly recommended”
Only Love Will Stay is an original, acoustic jazz guitar album by Serbian music artist Rale Micic. The fluid, harmonious rhythms are sure to please aficionados of the genre. Only Love Will Stay is poignant, captivating, and highly recommended. The tracks are “Only Love Will Stay”, “Even Steven”, “How Deep is the Ocean”, “Better Days Ahead”, “January”, “Savas”, “Riverdale” and “Lipe Cvatu (Linden Trees are in Bloom)”.
“Cool Water is a jazz album partly inspired by music artist Greg Murphy’s trip to Africa; the title refers to the Nairobi River which flows through the capital of Kenya. Another prominent influence on the ambitious collection is the joy of exploration and discovery with friends. The music is a celebration of camaraderie, resonating with optimism and wonder. Highly recommended! The tracks are “Chim Chim Cher-ee”, “Green Earrings”, “My Life”, “Theme For Ronnie”, “Friendship”, “Free Fur Nina”, “Enkare Nairobi”, “Body And Soul”, “Coolin’ Me Out”, “Lost”, “Cuttin’ Trane’s Corners”, and “You Decide”.”
– James A. Cox