Author Archives: Mike Greenblatt

About Mike Greenblatt

A longtime music journalist, Mike Greenblatt is a contributing editor with Goldmine magazine.

THREE NEW CD RELEASES SPOTLIGHT BLUES, JAZZ and SAMBA

Coco Montoya

From an action-packed Seattle bar where guitarist Coco Montoya drives ‘em wild to a supremely upscale New York City club where pianist Cyrus Chestnut draws oohs and ahhs to mellifluous samba fathoming the mind of the legendary Jobim, this blog’s entries will have you panting for more. Hey, it ain’t rock’n’roll but I like it!

New releases include gems from instrumentalists, singer-songwriters

Dave Masterson

You couldn’t get music any more diametrically opposed than the new releases of jazzers Noah Baerman and Michael Wollny next to singer-songwriters like Dan Masterson and Seth Adams. Yet the release of these 4 CDs makes for a quartet of gemstone that will tweak the ears, hearts and minds of adventurous music listeners.