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Alexis Cole & One For All

Vocalist Alexis Cole hasn’t found a setting or theme that doesn’t suit her. Since arriving on the scene near the turn of the century she’s covered a tremendous amount of ground and delivered a good number of well-conceived and beautifully executed...

Erin McDougald – Behind ...

The most difficult part of reviewing this CD, for me, was trying to read the curlicue cursive script in the liner notes, which of COURSE had to be white print on a black background (one of the most difficult to read, third to red on black or blue on black…all three...

Petra Van Nuis & Andy Bro...

Chicago based vocalist Petra van Nuis and her husband guitarist Andy Brown have impeccable artistic synergy, something that is superbly demonstrated on their delightful duet album Lessons Lyrical. The 17 standards that van Nuis and Brown interpret are stripped down...

Terri Roiger – Ghost of ...

Since Billie Holiday was a major influence on Abbey Lincoln, it’s entirely apt that vocalist Teri Roiger, who owes a considerable debt to both, follows her 2012 tribute to Lincoln—a fine, thoughtful appreciation—with an equally imaginative salute to...
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 Bossanaire – Viva Brasil
Bossanaire – Viva Brasil Bossanaire plays traditional Bossa Nova music popularized by Jobim and Gilberto/Getz. They also perform many 60s Bossa pop classics along with more contemporary Bossa Novas . Featuring two female singers, Bossanaire’s sound is reminiscent of the original ‘Brasil 66’ group. Bossanaire...
recent from New Jazz Vocal Releases Maria Schafer – To Know Love
Maria Schafer – To Know Love For the last two years, Maria Schafer has been touring the world with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, a gig perfectly suited to the golden timbre of her voice and clean lines of her delivery. In her hometown of Los Angeles, though, you’d be more likely to catch her with a small group and this is the sound she...
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...