Reviews

Review of Bob James: Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions

Bob James: Once Upon A Time: The Lost 1965 New York Studio Sessions

Bob James

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

This reviewer has been fairly well insulated from Bob James, apart from the inevitable ‘Angela/Theme From Taxi’ and his very...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: October/2020

Review of Nat King Cole: Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)

Nat King Cole: Hittin' The Ramp: The Early Years (1936-1943)

Tommy Thompson | Jimmy Adams | Red Callender | Pauline Byrns | Harry Sweets Edison | Juanelda Carter | Johnny Moore | Her Perils | Eddie Cole | Wesley Prince

Editor's Choice

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★★

This exceptional 7CD/10LP set keeps up the extraordinary standards that Resonance has set in issuing previously unheard or obscure material...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: February/2020

Review of Wes Montgomery: Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance

Wes Montgomery: Wes's Best: The Best of Wes Montgomery on Resonance

Melvin Rhyne | David Young | Ron McClure | Carl Perkins | Wynton Kelly | Jack Coker | Eddie Higgins | Jimmy Cobb | Mingo Jones | Walter Perkins

Resonance

Rating: ★★★

Over the last few years Resonance has performed remarkable acts of musical archaeology, in particular researching and issuing material by...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: November/2019

Review of Various Artists: Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz On Resonance

Various Artists: Jazz Piano Panorama: The Best of Piano Jazz On Resonance

John Beasley | Gene Harris | Tamir Hendelman | Dado Maroni | Marian Petrescu | Bill Evans | Mike Garson | Tommy Flanagan | Jaki Byard

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

The Resonance label's reputation of finding unreleased gems from the great names of jazz has made Zev Feldman's company a...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: November/2019

Review of Bill Evans: Live At Birdland, New York City

Bill Evans: Live At Birdland, New York City

Bill Evans | Paul Motian | Teddy Kotick | Scott LaFaro

Jazz Images

Rating: ★★★★

The absolute classics in this batch are combined on the Jazz Images reissue, not only the advertised Waltz For Debby...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: October/2019

Review of Bill Evans: Evans In England

Bill Evans: Evans In England

Marty Morell | Bill Evans | Eddie Gomez

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

This selection of material recorded at Ronnie's may well be the best posthumous Evans discovered by Resonance, but I can...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: July/2019

Review of Aubrey Logan: Where The Sunshine Is Expensive

Aubrey Logan: Where The Sunshine Is Expensive

Resonance

Rating: ★★★

This charismatic LA-based vocalist-trombonist carries off an otherwise run-of-the-mill retro jazzy pop set of originals and classics mostly informed by...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: July/2019

Review of Wes Montgomery: Back on Indiana Avenue: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings

Wes Montgomery: Back on Indiana Avenue: The Carroll DeCamp Recordings

Melvin Rhyne | David Young | Carl Perkins | Mingo Jones | Earl Van Riper | Wes Montgomery | Sonny Johnson | David Baker | Paul Parker | Monk Montgomery

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

A sequel to Echoes of Indiana Avenue, Resonance's 2012 release taken from the same tape sources, this new volume of...

Reviewed by Simon Spillett in issue: July/2019

Review of Eric Dolphy: Eric Dolphy Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Sessions

Eric Dolphy: Eric Dolphy Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Sessions

J.C. Moses | Eric Dolphy | Richard Davis | Eddie Kahn | Bobby Hutcherson | Clifford Jordan | Garvin Bushell | Prince Lasha | Woody Shaw | Sonny Simmons

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

Originally recorded for Alan Douglas’ Douglas label, Eric Dolphy Jazz Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Sessionsis a deluxe, limited-edition...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: Dec/Jan/2018/2019

Review of Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti

Eddie Daniels: Heart of Brazil: A Tribute to Egberto Gismonti

Josh Nelson | Eddie Daniels | Mauricio Zottarelli | Kevin Axt

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

Egberto Gismonti is the Brazilian guitar and piano virtuoso whose oeuvre – like that of his predecessor, Heitor Villa-Lobos –...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: August/2018

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