Tongue in Cheek How to Make a Record Flowchart: Cover Art Edition part 2

Even if you are not on your CD cover and therefore have no chance of embarrassing yourself with a tragic Hawaiian shirt or awful hat, you still might do yourself a disservice with some unfortunate artwork and design.  Here to help you avoid pitfalls is the second installment of my "how to make a CD …

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Rundown of Releases from Posi-Tone Part Two: Ehud Asherie/Harry Allen

Perhaps my favorite release from the last year of Posi-tone's offering has been the fantastic piano/tenor duo by Ehud Asherie and Harry Allen.  Since I reviewed this one in Downbeat all I can do is steer you in the direction of the review, and hopefully you check the album out.  My 4.5 star review of …

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Tongue-in-cheek “How to Make a Record Flow Chart” – Cover Art Edition

As a jazz critic I get a TON of CDs.  Many of these have great cover art, but many of them are pretty lacking in that department.  Everybody knows how important first impressions are, and the first thing people notice about your album is the art (assuming it's a hard copy and not digital).  If …

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Who would have thought? My David Gibson review causes a stir.

Well, it turned out my brief review of David Gibson's new album in my last post instigated a long discussion on the Trombone Forum.  Go to it here.  Turns out the trombone world is trying to fight the perception, or view, or whatever, that people aren't fond of the trombone as a solo instrument (which …

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Your Friday Bargain: Jon Irabagon and Mike Pride for 99 cents

So the other day I was killing time on Amazon and discovered that the 2009 tenor/drums set from Jon Irabagon and Mike Pride - I Don't Hear Nothin' but the Blues (Feat. Mike Pride) is available to download for 99 cents, even though it's 47 minutes long.  I guess since it's only one track that …

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