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Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohe...

The artistic platform of the duo summons brave souls of the universe. It demands intimacy, courage, risk-taking, creativity, innovation and an ample imagination. Each breath, each sound, and every silence carry heightened relevance as each musician must maintain...

Sarah Partridge – Bright...

How did nobody think to go here before? With a glut of fine Joni Mitchell tributes on the market and a couple of engrossing Laura Nyro nods out there, how is it that no creative spirits in the jazz or cabaret camps thought to make the full-on jump to Janis Ian before...

Mark Winkler – The Compa...

The utility of music, at its very core, is entertainment. It is not all about dissonance and consonance, tonal conflict and resolution; heart and intellect, pathos and ethos. Somewhere in everything music has to offer, there must be a smile. It is in music’s...

Nicki Parrott – Dear Blo...

Nicki Parrott is special. In addition to being a warm, smart singer, she’s also a bassist. An interesting combination, which means as a singer she can swing in time. And as a bassist, she’s lyrical. I must say that when her new CD, Dear Blossom: A Tribute...
recent from Reviews Duchess – Laughing At Life
Duchess – Laughing At Life Duchess – the trio featuring rising-star New York singers Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner & Melissa Stylianou – has won hearts far and wide with its insouciant swing, sweet-toned harmonies and a stage presence that has proved irresistible to audiences from coast to coast, across Canada and even in...
recent from New Brazilian Music Os Clavelitos – Arriving
Os Clavelitos – Arriving  Os Clavelitos’ debut album “Arriving” sets English lyrics over traditional Brazilian rhythms; weaving in diverse, often folkloric, stylistic strands. The NYC-based six piece ensemble, with members from Brazil, Japan, and the U.S., perform original compositions referencing a variety of...
recent from New Jazz Vocal Releases Dorian Devins – Two New Releases
Dorian Devins  – Two New Releases New York centered jazz singer and lyricist Dorian Devins first rocked my sensitive Southern Consciousness in 2013 with the release of The Procrastinator (Rain1 Jazz). Devins marked a return to that jazz step-child, vocalese: the application of lyrics to well-known wordless jazz compositions. The recording...
recent from Great Jazz Singers Kat Gang – Love and the Lack Thereof
Kat Gang – Love and the Lack Thereof “Love and the Lack Thereof” is a beautifully crafted and passionate example of some of the best vocal jazz available today. The album features Kat Gang’s romantic, sly, and swinging take on lesser-known gems from the American Songbook, from the Lerner and Lane classic “My Shining...