Author Archives: Queen Esther

A sideline project for the likes of clarinetist Don Byron, drummer Steve Berrios, keyboardist Eddie Martinez and guitarist Carlos Alomar, the ensemble billed as the Harlem House Band on this anthropologic study-cum-old-time-party-record produces a grand o  More...

On this loosely conceptual album, Hopkins tells the story of a couple who moves to the Borough of Kings to ‘make music and love’. — AllMusic.com With JC Hopkins Band Lewis Barnes – Vocals Vincent Chancey – French Horn Claire   More...

Queen Esther is active in the theater and performance art worlds, sings the blues, sings jazz with the JC Hopkins Biggish Band, and now has offered up a great rock & roll album. Is there anything this woman can’t do? — AllMusic.com Queen E  More...

  But as great as it is, James “Blood” Ulmer fans have heard much of this music before; the real revelation on this album is Queen Esther, whose uplifting songs and great singing are definite highlights on a consistently strong album.   More...

Dusty Wright has found his niche on Elevened , his third solo album. The record is eleven straightforward and rockin’ songs about– in the true country style–girls, cars, and your friend and mine, the devil. – TONY ¬†With Dusty Wrig  More...