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...

Madeline Peyroux – Secular Hymns

Recorded at the Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin in Great Milton, Oxfordshire, England,Madeleine Peyroux‘s eighth studio album, 2016’s Secular Hymns, finds the vocalist/guitarist delivering a stripped-down, largely acoustic set of warm, eclectic cover tunes. Backing Peyroux this time out...

Dena DeRose “We Won’t Forget You”

It’s no small thing to be called “The most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn,” but that’s how Joel Siegel, Washington City Paper, described Dena DeRose. It is with great pleasure that HighNote Records welcomes Dena to their roster with her label debut...

Clipper Anderson – “Ballad of the Sad Young Men”

Hidden in the basement of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington is bassist/vocalist Clipper Anderson. Not ringing any bells? That’s because he has been a sideman, buried behind the principals on upwards of 60 recordings while recording as leader on two previous releases: And to All a...

Melissa Stylianou

There are about a half dozen positive aspects concerning Silent Movie and that is before taking a look at what may well be one of the finest vocal performances of the year. An eclectic song list including Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” along with some of the more obscure tunes from James Taylor,...

Judy Wexler

UNDER A PAINTED SKY “Few singers would dare dive into music associated with Johnny Mathis, Carmen McRae, Abbey Lincoln and the 1962 film, The Music Man, on the same album; even fewer would be able to pull it off as vocalist Judy Wexler does on Under A Painted Sky. Wexler possesses a voice for the...

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