Author: Craig Fitzpatrick

Blue Mitchell – Blue’s Moods

April 25, 2005

Blue Mitchell – Blue’s Moods [Riverside Records OJCCD-138-2]   Richard Allen plays the BluesFollowing in the footsteps of fellow trumpeters, Fats Navarro, and Clifford Brown, Richard Allen Mitchell, most commonly known as “Blue,” made his [Read More]

Orna – The Very Thought Of You

November 29, 2004

Orna – The Very Thought Of You [A440 MusicGroup]                                                                                                   Craig “Craigy-G” Fitzpatrick November2004              Thinking of you Every so often an alternate median will come along to shake up the stability within the record industry. [Read More]

Buddy Rich – Harry “Sweets” Edison

November 29, 2004

Buddy Rich – Harry “Sweets” Edison [Verve B0000572-02] Buddy and Sweets                                                                                                Craig “Craigy- G” Fitzpatrick November 2004               Sweet and Sour My first experience with Bernard “Buddy” Rich was on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Like [Read More]

Curtis Fuller – BLUES-ette

August 24, 2004

Curtis Fuller – BLUES-ette   [Savoy Jazz SVY 17186] Craig “Craigy- G” Fitzpatrick August 2004              Cool Blues After World War II ended a new style of jazz emerged called “bebop”. This highly technically oriented sound [Read More]

Ray Brown Trio – Summer Wind: Live at the Loa

August 11, 2004

Ray Brown Trio – Summer Wind: Live at the Loa[Concord Jazz CCD-4426] Craig Fitzpatrick June 2004 Those summer winds are blowing in once again. During a recent jaunt to Chicago to visit staffers Dave Thomas [Read More]

Nick Colionne – Just Come On In

July 11, 2004

Nick Colionne – Just Come On In[Three Keys Music]   Craig “Craigy- G” Fitzpatrick July 2004 An invitation has been extended.              Everyone knows that Chicago is renowned for its great jazz heritage and free, summertime [Read More]

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