Reviews

Review of Art Tatum: Jewels in the Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings

Art Tatum: Jewels in the Treasure Box: The 1953 Chicago Blue Note Jazz Club Recordings

Slam Stewart | Everett Barksdale | Art Tatum

Editor's Choice

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

According to his biographer James Lester, it was around the time of this recording that Tatum heard from his doctor...

Reviewed in issue May/2024

Review of Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly: Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings

Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly: Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings

Paul Chambers Pierre Michelot | Wynton Kelly | Larry Ridley | Jimmy Cobb | Wes Montgomery | Ron Carter

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★★

Prior to the release of this remarkable discovery of 17 unissued 1965 Half Note recordings by Wes Montgomery and the...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2023/2024

Review of Ivan Lins: My Heart Speaks

Ivan Lins: My Heart Speaks

Randy Brecker | Tibilisi Symphony Orchestra | Leo Amuedo | Josh Nelson | Twanda | Carltos Del Puerto | Jane Monheit | Ivan Lins | Mauriico Zottarelli | Dianne Reeves

Editor's Choice

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

The album title, My Heart Speaks, is taken from the Lins composition, ‘The Heart Speaks,’ and was recorded on an...

Reviewed in issue October/2023

Review of Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony

Roy Hargrove & Mulgrew Miller: In Harmony

Roy Hargrove

Editor's Choice

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

Though the selling point is perhaps that both Hargrove and Miller departed well before their time (Roy in 2018 aged...

Reviewed in issue July/2021

Review of Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Bill Evans: Live at Ronnie Scott’s

Bill Evans | Eddie Gomez | Jack DeJohnette

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

Jack DeJohnette's six-month tenure as a member of the Bill Evans Trio – he left to heed the call of...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

Review of Sonny Rollins: Rollins In Holland

Sonny Rollins: Rollins In Holland

Sonny Rollins | Han Bennink | Ruud Jacobs

Resonance

Rating: ★★★★

The colossus has been forced to hang up his horn, but there could be not better way to celebrate his...

Reviewed in issue December/2020

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 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 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 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 in issue November/2019

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