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...

Till Bronner – The Good Life

The Good Life marks the trumpeter and vocalist’s return to straight-ahead jazz after a self-titled outing that paid homage to CTI in 2012, and 2014’s Movie Album, which treated film themes as contemporary jazz numbers. This 13-song set contains 11 standards and two originals. Brönnersurrounded...

Sara Gazarek & Josh Nelson – Dream In The Blue

Since 2002, vocalist Sara Gazarek and pianist Josh Nelson have nurtured an uncommonly strong musical bond. It’s no mere happenstance that Nelson played as a band member on all four of Gazarek’s albums, and she, in turn, sang on two of Nelson’s own recording projects. But over the past 18 months, this...

Cheryl Fisher w/John Toomey

For her sixth CD, Canadian vocalist Cheryl Fisher has recorded an album unique in both its repertoire and her approach. Purposefully chosen to be on the quieter side, Fisher puts a personal stamp on these beautiful, rarely heard songs, applying her musicianship and gift for vocal interpretation in...

Claire Martin – We’ve Got A World That Swings

After recording a selection of romantic songs and ballads from the Great American Songbook in the States with the legendary Kenny Barron on piano on Too Much In Love To Care, Claire Martin has recorded another album of standards, We’ve Got  A World That Swings, this time in partnership with long term...

A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein feat. Janis Siegel

Hot on the heels of his guest appearance on Mo’ Blow‘s funky Live In Berlin (ACT Music, 2016), trombonist and singer Nils Landgren moves over to Broadway with Some Other Time. As the sub-title makes clear, this is A Tribute To Leonard Bernstein—a worthy and at times achingly beautiful tribute,...

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