The Royal Bopster Project

The Royal Bopsters Project is a multi-generational vocal summit on which the talents of Amy London (soprano), Darmon Meader (tenor), Holli Ross (alto) and Dylan Pramuk (bass), unite to pay tribute to the art of setting lyrics to melodies originally written as instrumental compositions or improvisations....

My Kinda Love by Tina May

Tina May has always followed her own star, often popping up in challenging or off-beat situations. The root of her talent, though, as Hep producer Alistair Robertson emphasises in his sleeve-note, lies in her jazz sensibility. May is a true jazz singer, at ease with jazz musicians and content to operate in a...

Black Bar Juke Box by Allan Harris

The myriad fans who’ve fallen under the spell of Gregory Porter need to give Allan Harris a listen. Though Harris has a dozen previous albums to his credit, including fine tributes to Nat King Cole and Billy Strayhorn, he seems long overdue for Porter-sized accolades. For Black Bar Jukebox, a sly...

Introducing Katie Thiroux

Bassist/Singer/Composer Katie Thiroux released her first CD on February 3, 2015 titled “Introducing Katie Thiroux”.  Before I even listened to this CD, I read the liner notes and knew this CD from Katie Thiroux would be terrific.  Soon after I was able to see Katie in person when she performed...

Ronny Whyte – “Nevertheless”

Ronny Whyte may be one of the last of the old-fashioned piano bar/saloon singers. At best, he’s one of a fading breed. And that makes his every release a happening. This CD is no exception. On his latest Audiophile disc, this cabaret/piano bar mainstay offers a tribute to the beloved songs of Bert Kalmar...

Libby York “Memoir”

While Diana Krall continues to top vocal polls and rack up platinum album sales, Chicagoan Libby York remains comparatively obscure. So consider this open invitation to all Krall fans to dip into York’s meager—just four albums across 15 years—but mighty oeuvre. Memoir, a terrific collection of...

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