Recent radio reviews of James Hammel’s CD,
“Do It All Over Again”
“James Hammel really connects on his new release “Do It All Over Again.” Nice choice of jazz standards, pop standards, and his originals… all featuring his masterful, yet effortless sounding, guitar work. It’s smooth, but with plenty of meat on its bones. We love it at KUMD!!” —John Zeigler, KUMD, Duluth, MN
“This is a terrific CD. The title track is a real winner. The four jazz selections are terrific.” —Marilyn Arnold, “Afternoon Jazz”, 91.3 KVLU-FM, Beaumont, TX
“An excellent voice which seems to combine 'gentle' and 'dynamic' with ease. Rather good on the guitar, as well!” — Tony Wickham, Jazz World, Radio Maldwyn, UK
“… Mr. Hammel has undoubtedly got his new career off to a flying start. A good mix of some old standards and his own compositions serve to make this an eminently listenable piece of work. Allied to some superb arrangements… modern, melodic, and refreshingly listenable… played by top quality musicians, I cannot see how this can go wrong.”—John Reid K.C.R. 102.8 F.M. Keith, Banffshire, Scotland
“This album is an absolute delight. My listeners loved the story of how [Hammel] took the big risk of making such a huge change in [his] life too. They and I, are glad [he] did. Keep it coming!!—Helen Jarroe, FM89.1, Cairns, Australia
“Mr. Hammel is a great new contributor to this music genre.”—Travis Ryder, KSRQ, Thief River Falls, MN
“Fine stuff by James Hammel, who's work deserves wider recognition. Nice original material with good selection of covers makes for great time for anybody who put this CD in his player! Good in vocal department and competent guitarist, Hammel is on the right road to pursue with musical vision which will gain him a lot of followers.”—Vasja Ivanovski, 94.1 FM Radio, Skopje, Macedonia
“Excellent disc it gets played all the time.”—David McCrory, 2NVR 105.9 FM/2BB 93.3 FM, New South Wales, Australia
“Fantastic album, great musicians.”—Alex Pijnen, BRTO Radio, Netherlands
“This is a wonderful mix of jazz, incorporating a variety of styles. Most important in this age of ‘free-form jazz,’ music that swings.” —Dick Hughes, Jazz Action Productions, Sydney Australia
“It’s so refreshing to hear a quality male vocalist-guitarist.”—Michael P. Criddle, The Sounds of Jazz, Australian Broadcast Comm.
“This is an album I shall take great pleasure in presenting often in my radio programs… James' voice is firm and warm and his guitar-playing assertive without being intrusive. There is a great rapport evident with all the musicians. I loved the variety of music included, particularly the clever Chick Corea/Sting medley - it has a passionate yet poignant story which has been blended well.”—Valerie Brown, ‘The Sounds of Jazz’ 4RPH, Scarborough, Australia
“I play ‘Do It all Over Again’ with James Hammel at least 8 times a week in my radio show. Have had favourable response. Waiting for the next CD! —Robyne Mandel, West Gippsland Community Radio, 3BBR FM 103.1, Drouin, Australia
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