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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 albums. Cole teamed up with dozens of...

Erin McDougald – Behind the Soiree

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 seem to be in vogue these days). The...

Petra Van Nuis & Andy Brown – Lessons Lyrical

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 to their basic melodic elements and are...

Terri Roiger – Ghost of Yesterday

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 Holiday. Roiger opens with a less funky but no less...

VSOJAZ 12/09/17 (The Quieter Side)

VSOJAZ 12/09/17 (The Quieter Side) Name Time Album Artist 1 Bonus Track – On a Clear Day (Bonus Track – On… 5:27 Dreams (Dreams) Sinne Eeg 2 Send in the Clowns 4:37 Rearrangements of Shadows Cheryl Bentyne 3 Shadow Waltz 4:15 The Late Set Hilary Gardner & Ehud Asherie 4 Autumn 5:51 Jazz My...

Danielle Wertz & Tal Cohen – Intertwined

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 complete respect and trust of one another....

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