Archive for July 25th, 2007

David Witham – Spinning The Circle (2007)

David Witham (r) with one of Nick’s unwitting interview victims. by Pico David Witham is one of those figures in jazz who is hardly a household name to the general public, shoot, even to the jazz public. But just behind the curtain, Witham has been a major contributor to the scene. A pianist who likes to dabble in the electronicRead More

Leroy Marshall – New Spices (1998)

NICK DERISO: When it comes to north Louisiana smooth jazz saxophonist Leroy Marshall, you expect a set that is, by turns, shot through with sweet soul ballads, great groovy moods and heaping helpings of delightful romanticism. Consider it done. The initial track on this pleasant 2006 overseas reissue, “Tupelo,” is very Grover Washington. And, really, there’s no better song toRead More