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Storms/Nocturnes - VIA
by Frank Griffith, London Jazz

The Storms/Nocturnes trio, which was celebrating the release of its new CD, VIA on Origin Records, is composed of the "3000 Mile Club" (the distances between their respective domiciles) of jazz pianist, Geoffrey Keezer (San Diego), vibist, ... read more

Ray LeVier - Ray's Way
by Adam Greenburg, All Music Guide

Ray Levier had spent plenty of time as a studio musician, a sideman, and a touring accompanying drummer. Here he finally lets loose as a bandleader for the first time, taking with him a set of fairly well-known musicians and a generally outstanding ... read more

Joe Locke / Geoffrey Keezer Group - Live In Seattle
by Tom Morgan, Percussive Notes, December 2006

Live in Seattle was recorded in 2005 at the Ballard Jazz Festival and contains an eclectic mix of styles from fusion to hard swinging jazz to James Taylor. Vibist Joe Locke and pianist Geoffrey Keezer are joined by bassist Mike Pope and drummer ... read more

Chad McCullough Bram Weijters - Urban Nightingale
by Herman te Loo, Jazzflits- Netherlands

The title of this second CD by the Bram Weijters / Chad McCullough Quartet is well chosen. The melodies that the Belgian pianist and American trumpeter have written are sweet-toned like a nightingale. But they are embedded in a contemporary urban ... read more

Benny Powell - Nextep
by John Ephland, Downbeat, April 2009

This album is ripe with personality. Every cut evokes the aura of its leader, veteran trombonist Benny Powell. And each cut is different from the one that came before it. With a flexible crew that can navigate some second-line, swing, blues, samba ... read more


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