Recommended Albums

New York Jazz 8

Various Artists

The New York Jazz Album series is a collection of the best songs by BlueMusicGroup.com artists. Read

Olsson Organ Works

Torvald Torén

Otto Olsson (1879-1964) is one of the most important Swedish composers of organ music. He was a professor of harmony and organ at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and one of the greatest... Read

Taste of Honey

Jill Seifers Walsh

The magic of Jill Walsh's vocal expression and Mika Pohjola's lush and scenic sounds are well featured on their introductory studio release Taste of Honey. The selections are favorites from the... Read

Dark Wood Explorations

Judith Insell, Joe Fonda

Featuring Judith Insell on viola and Joe Fonda on contrabass. I recall Ms. Insell from her days with the Soldier String Quartet when the performed with John Cale. She has also worked with Lee Konitz,... Read

Sång över vita skogar

Johanna Grüssner, Stefan Jansson Kvartett

The leader of this mellow yet expressive ensemble, pianist Stefan Jansson, calls these renditions "Traditional Scandinavian Christmas carols with a nuance of jazz and improvisation," and "Nordic... Read

Musicians

Marcel Dupré

was a French organist, pianist, composer, and pedagogue. Dupré was born in... learn more

Maryanne de Prophetis

grew up in a diversely musical family with wide-ranging influences. Maryanne... learn more

Julio Santillán

is a Barcelona-based composer and guitarist originally from Tucumán,... learn more

John Coltrane

was always surrounded by music. His father played several instruments sparking... learn more

Articles

Mar 08, 2010:

Charlie Parker and Bud Powell: Birdland

Mar 02, 2010:

Op-Ed: Piano playing soon becoming a commodity for professional pianists only

Jan 24, 2010:

Two remarkable jazz fusion CDs by Pohjola with Miguel Zenón and Ben Monder

Mar 08, 2010:

Keyboardist Joe Zawinul's Syndicate grooves on live discovery

Oct 18, 2012:

The Role of Jazz in Music Education for Children