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Playlist – January 2021

If there was ever a year when the world needed a “pick me up” of light-hearted, cheery, enjoyable music, it was 2020! Guitarist Todd Mosby,...

Playlist – November 2020

Kevin Keller is one of the rare artists who can transition between styles/subgenres with ease while also maintaining extremely high-quality composing and performing. The Front...

Playlist – September 2020

Robert Thies (piano) and Damjan Krajacic (flute) have something truly special going with their Blue Landscapes albums series. Their third installment continues what came before...

Playlist – March 2020

Fiona Joy Hawkins (piano and vocals) and Rebecca Daniel (violin, organ, vocals, piano) , joined on five tracks by the Kanimbla Quartet have created a...

Playlist – January 2020

It is said of Denver, Colorado, "If you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes!" Christoph Berghorn's album is kind of like that. With 22...

Playlist – November 2019

Other than the opening track, Open Waters is the most jazz-influenced release from Imaginary Road Studios. A breezy concoction of tunes that elicits the titular...

Playlist – September 2019

Guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Groten has released a tour de force two-disc set that displays not just his composing and performing talent, but his imaginative ability to "reconstruct"...

Playlist – July 2019

To think that a recording as self-assured and "complete" as The Late Train Home is for an artist's debut is mind-boggling. Ed Blumenthal is possessed...

Playlist – May 2019

It's been four years since David Nevue's album, Winding Down, which I labeled his pièce de résistance, the best release of his career. Now, I...

Playlist – March 2019

The Piano Guys (Paul Anderson/producer and videographer, Steven Sharp Nelson/cellist and songwriter, Jon Schmidt/pianist and songwriter, and Al Van Der Beek/music producer and songwriter) are...