Category Archives: Reviews

‘All About Jazz’ on GOOD MERLIN – 3.5 Stars!

“Dandy and durable!” Those are the superlatives chosen by C. Michael Bailey in his All About Jazz review of Good Merlin.

A big ‘thank you’ to All About Jazz for covering our release – and for the words of praise!

“Groovy Green Eyes” is “ultra-funky”… “Nature Boy” is “humidly sexy”… the “funky blues” of “Watermelon Man” provides a “great foil” to the more straight-ahead “Georgia On My Mind” and “Summertime”… sounds like they liked it!

Read the review here – and again, thanks to All About Jazz for supporting Good Merlin.

Buy your copy of Good Merlin here!

‘Making a Scene’ Loves GOOD MERLIN!

A hearty ‘Thank you!’ to indie music website Making a Scene for an outstanding review of Good Merlin. Writer Rhetta Akamatsu has nothing but accolades for the new album.

Ms. Akamatsu praises “the remarkable way Lipp’s sax and Malakar’s incredible, flexible voice blend and complement each other.”

Her choice for top cut on the record? “Fever!” She calls it “a perfect, sultry and slightly sassy version of that song!”

The Making a Scene review sums up the album by saying: “Good Merlin is, indeed, good magic and a groove trip(p)!”

Read the entire review HERE!

The Chaz Lipp Groove Tripp’s album Good Merlin is out now! For ordering information VISIT THIS SITE!

‘The Smooth Jazz Ride’ Loves GOOD MERLIN!

Big thanks to Ronald Jackson at The Smooth Jazz Ride for including a glowing review of Good Merlin under his site’s “Blues Bus” section.

Highlights from Mr. Jackson’s review:

“This traditional jazz project offers some solid blues material as well as really noteworthy vocals.”

“A jazz purist’s pleasure with the smooth, competent vocals [and] sassy, sophisticated sax.”

“Sanjaya Malakar is a singer with brilliant pipes… Slick piano work from Charlie Hiestand… Lipp play(s) those wonderful solos with fervor.”

Read the whole review here. Again, thank you to Ronald Jackson and the folks at The Smooth Jazz Ride!

Good Merlin is now available – CLICK HERE for ordering info!