Bennett - "Bennett on Broadway"
Come Back To Me
Just One Of
Old Devil Moon
What Did I Have That I Don't Have?
Losing My Mind
He Was Good To Me
Wouldn't It Be Loverly?
If Ever I Would Leave You
Chris Bennetts third CD for Rhombus showcases songs
Featuring: Bill Augustine - Piano, Cliff Hugo - Bass, Armando
Castagnoli - Alto Sax, Oliver Brown - Percussion, Kleber Jorge
- Guitar, and Thom Rotella - Guitar.
A quietly cool , nearly vibrato-less alto.
- Jazz Times
Cat Express - "Spirit of New Orleans"
Mardis Gras In New
Gettin' Too Hot
They All Ask'd For You
God Bless The Child
Don't Mess With My Toot-Toot
When The Saints Go Marching
The BLUE CAT EXPRESS present their first CD, Spirit
Of New Orleans, for Rhombus Records. The CD is a compilation
of different styles of music heard in the New Orleans area
including Dixieland, Swing, Blues, Second Line and Zydeco.
The musicians who comprise the Blue Cat Express are highly
rated professionals, with critically acclaimed recordings
under their belts and appearances at many prestigious festivals,
including the Playboy Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival
and Montreaux Jazz Festival. Recent Blue Cat performances
have taken place at Hugh Hefners 4th of July celebration
at the Playboy Mansion, the NBA All Star Game After-party
at Universal Studios Hollywood and the Muscular Dystrophy
Associations Summer Soire.
The band is composed of: Michael Lyle - Drums & Percussion,
Heather Douglas-Lyle - Vocals, Robert Kyle - Sax, Andrew Carney
- Trumpet, Earl Alexander - Guitar & Vocals, Leslie Baker
- Bass, Wendy Ryan - Piano, and Dan Weinstein - Trombone/Violin/Tuba.
The Blue Cat Express is the true spirit of New Orleans.
- Emil Richards
This band is definitely spirited and digs deep into
the pulse and music of New Orleans. Heather Lyle, the bands
vocalist, swings tight with a sweet sensuality.
- Alan Paul, The Manhattan Transfer
The Blue Cat Express play with an authority and
enthusiasm that feels more genuine than most bands of the
region. - Gary Jackson, Billboard
Robin - "Nonodey"
He Lived In Romeo
Gray To Green
Eyes Of The Father
Little Shoes, Troubled Wings
When Two People
Vocalist /Guitarist /Composer Jennifer Robin presents her
first CD, Nonodey, (no no day) for Rhombus Records.
In a contemporary Folk style with Jazzy overtones, all songs
were written by Jennifer and the CD was produced by Greg Poree.
Musicians who contributed to Nonodey include Greg
Poree - Nylon, Electric & Steel Guitars, Bass and Percussion
programming, Dominc Genova - Acoustic Bass, Michito Sanchez
- Percussion, Quentin Denard - Drums, Jeff Clayton - Flute
& Clarinet, Roger Lebow - Cello, and Jennifer on Vocals,
Piano, Steel and Electric Guitars.
n the liner notes, Jennifer says the meaning of Nonodey
is a Feminine name meaning little plum, and the
music on the CD reflects that mood. Nonodey is
a must for all fans of Acoustic contemporary Folk.
F. Hammond - "John F. Hammond"
Why Did I Choose
Stella By Starlight
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Young And Foolish
It Could Happen To You
We'll Catch Up Some Other Time
Walkin' My Baby Back Home
It takes a lifetime to play music with the intensity found
on Pianist John F. Hammonds self- titled debut release
on Rhombus Records. A true working musicians hero, Hammond
delivers 10 stunning and courageously revealing duo tracks.
Hammonds take on up-tempo standards like Stella
By Starlight are technically terrifying. His quirky
selections of material such as Surfer Girl show
his daring musical sense of humor. His life-experienced interpretations
of ballads like Why Did I Choose You leave listeners
breathless and the room silent.
Accompanied by veteran bassists Jim Hughart, Andy Simpkins,
Putter Smith, and Tom Warrington, Hammond lays it all on the
line - every time! This is Jazz in its purest and best form-
relentlessly swinging, recklessly inventive, and emotionally
giving. Even the most seasoned and famous musicians have been
known to sit at the end of Johns Piano, only to be dumbfounded
by his skill and moved to tears by his emotional investment.
This CD is the first glimpse into an artist that has been
an underground mystery for years. Now, this musical giant
is emerging from the darkness to plant both feet firmly in
the spotlight. Ladies and gentlemen, Rhombus Records now introduces
you to John F. Hammond.
Watching John play is to observe a master at work.
- Al Martinez, LA Times
John Hammond is maybe the best kept secret in LA
folks - one hell of a Piano player."
- Chuck Niles, KKJZ 88.1 FM
John Hammond is one of the Southlands great
Jazz Treasures. - Don Heckman, LA Times
Davis - "You Don't Know Me"
Know What Love Is
Come Back To Me
Through The Eyes
I Feel So Good
I'm Glad There Is You
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
You Don't Know Me
Just Squeeze Me
Falling In Love With Love/I'll Take Romance
I Got It Bad & That Ain't Good
Love Will Find A Way
West Coast vocalist Maurice Davis presents a program of 14
standards spanning the styles of Jazz, Blues and Gospel on
his new CD You Dont Know Me for Rhombus
Song highlights include You Dont Know What Love
Is, Just Squeeze Me, I Got It Bad
And That Aint Good, and the title track, You
Dont Know Me. Some of the best musicians on the
West Coast play on You Dont Know Me including:
Bill Lohr - Piano, Paul Morin - Bass, Quentin Denard - Drums,
Tony Poingsett - Congas, and featuring Rickey Woodard - Tenor
Sax, and Steve Huffsteter - Trumpet.
You Dont Know Me showcases Maurice Daviss
vocals in a variety of settings and will introduce Maurice
to the fans of Jazz/Blues/Gospel vocalists. Coming to
a Radio station near you.
Lazy Kind Of Day
Big City Letdown
Keep On Pushin'
What Will It Take
Trying To Find Her
She Don't Need Me
What If I Should Say
Home Town Blues
Over The Rainbow
| In the Seventies, the
group called RASTUS ,from Cleveland, Ohio , was a popular Horn
band, in the style of the groups Chicago and Tower Of Power,
and toured the U.S. on the same bill with those bands and others.
RASTUS recorded two albums to rave reviews and had a large
fan base until the group , after many personal changes, finally
disbanded in the late seventies.
The two albums, Live and Steamin,
after their record companies went out of business, were lost
to music fans. With the help of RASTUS Sax player Michael
The Frist Geraci, Rhombus Records was able to
find and digitally recreate RASTUS Steamin, along
with six bonus tracks of songs that were recorded and never
released before. Even a live version of Road Rat
Rhombus Records is proud to present this reissue to the music
world and hopes that everyone will enjoy this chance to revisit
this great era of music and time. Songs include; Lucy Bluebird,
Love You, Big City Letdown Blues and I-94 Riff.
Silva n' The Boys - "Distance"
I Shot The Sheriff
The Last Shot
Riding With The Boys
For his second CD for Rhombus Records, "Distance",
Vick Silva presents a live recording of orginals and two cover
songs - Bob Marley's "I Shot The Sheriff", and Pink
Floyd's "Comfortably Numb". Vick's first CD for
Rhombus, "Roots Man Dance", was released in 2003,
and to rave reviews. Now with "Distance", Vick continues
his Reggae stylings and adds Blues, Rap, and Rock to the mix.
The band is Vick - Guitar and Vocals, Mark Bacon - Bass and
Vocals, Albert Estiamba - Drums and Vocals, Arnold Robia -
Keyboards and Vocals, with guest vocals by Chris Silva on
Vick's orginals, The Last Shot, 49, Blue
Reggae, We Are, and Riding With The Boys
are featured. Fans of Vick Silva n' The Boys, and fans of
live recordings will find "Distance" a must have.