Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Hearsay" by Joe Caploe (Jazz Artist from Wisconsin(WI))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Joe Caploe a GrIndie Award for their CD "Hearsay"
On "Hearsay," Joe Caploe combines a number of instruments of different cultures to create a unique jazz sound that is captivating. The many different percussive instruments produce a multi-layered beat that provides each track with a deep rhythmic backbone. The creativity on this CD is very high, as this blend of world instruments come together to create a unique, yet enjoyable sound. The excellent musicianship on these various instruments is clear throughout the CD. Some tracks, such as "Corridors," take on a percussive, and almost tropical jazz sound. Check out this CD to hear the enjoyable world fusion created by Joe Caploe and his Neck N Neck band with their unique blend of instruments.
-RadioIndy Review Team

Thursday, May 8, 2008

“Speechless” by Zupe & Nichols (Jazz Artist from Pennsylvania(PA))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Zupe & Nichols with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Speechless"
"Speechless" by Zupe & Nichols is a superb blend of jazz, rock, and blues-infused instrumental tracks. The musicianship on this album is energetic and highly accomplished. In fact, both the guitar work and the keyboard work are clearly the products of virtuosos. The rest of the band is top-notch as well, and come together to provide a very tight sound and effective groove on these complex arrangements. "Captain & Coke" is one track that hovers very high, starting off with a reggae vibe and quickly transitioning into a heavy blues sound. The electric guitar solos and piano runs on this song are phenomenal. Moreover, the title-track also stands out due to its free-flow, ever-changing nature. Listeners will not be disappointed by this collection; it is composed and performed with aptitude that many strive for. Even more enticing is its deliberate and top-quality production.

“Blue Sonata” by Chieko Yano (Jazz Artist from Illinois(IL))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Chieko Yano with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Blue Sonata"
"Blue Sonata" by Chieko Yano is a compelling transcendental collection of vocal-driven jazz tunes. Passion and fervor are the two most attractive elements of this CD. Chieko's breezy and graceful vocal tone adds to the sincere and inviting feel of these tunes. "Foie Gras at the Motel 6" demonstrates just this, while introducing a pleasantly long-winded saxophone solo. Beautiful musicianship is yet another asset of "Blue Sonata," as flaunted through the thrilling piano intro of "Someday My Prince Will Come." From start to end, this CD is filled with creative instrumental surprises and solid vocal performances.
-Xavier and the RadioIndy Team

“Relatively Gone” by Kent Welton (Jazz Artist from California(CA))

RadioIndy is pleased to present Kent Welton with a GrIndie award for their CD "Relatively Gone."
"Relatively Gone" by Kent Welton is a pacifying collection of jazz instrumentals. Soothing and graceful best describe these free-flowing compositions. "Sky Waltz" stands out for its beautiful guitar-tone lead and cohesive drum arrangement. "Orbiting Pluto" steers away from the generally organic atmosphere and assumes a more electric, transcendental sound. All in all, Kent consistently delivers great mind-easing jazz and easy-listening songs with "Relatively Gone."
-Xavier P. and