David Ake - Slingshot
Ake delivers a focused presentation of intimate compositions and expressive pieces that succeed in creating a gallery of intimate auditory snapshots for listeners to enjoy.
Out To Dinner - Food Is Medicine
The fourth release in the "Out To Dinner" series, "Food Is Medicine" continues to steer the musical message gently outward along an ambitious course.
Josh Lawrence - Call Time Employing a wide palette of tones and sounds, Lawrence is a gifted instrumentalist who makes a clear statement of purpose with his stunning musicianship and stalwart leadership on his fourth album for Posi-Tone.
Art Hirahara - Verdant Valley
A really evocative little record from pianist Art Hirahara, every bit as much as you'd guess from the title – with a painterly richness that makes a real change from some of his other recent albums! - Dusty Groove
Michael Dease - Best Next Thing
Dease is a player of dazzling technique and endlessly good musical ideas, and his ballad features here are a significant update on the classic trombone balladeers. - PopMatters