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Live Review

John Proulx and Champian Fulton at The Jazz Corner

Read "John Proulx and Champian Fulton at The Jazz Corner" reviewed by Martin McFie


John Proulx and Champian Fulton The Jazz Corner Hilton Head Island, SC October 7, 2018 It's very clear, the new Jack Lewin production “Here to Stay" is a tour de force of George Gershwin's greatest music, played on two grand pianos. Champian Fulton, a charming, accomplished young pianist, sang her way through the extensive set list together with pianist, singer and Grammy award winning composer John Proulx. Following the Jazz Corner Sunday Series lunchtime ...

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Album Review

John Proulx: Say It

Read "Say It" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


The first thing one might ask encountering this album is “OK, how do you say Proulx?" It's pronounced “Proo," with a silent l and x. However, there's nothing silent or uncertain about this fine offering from Grammy®-winning pianist/vocalist/composer, John Proulx. Say It is an elegant, first class endeavor. The ten-selection date opens with Proulx leading a catch-your-breath and scatted version of Luis Bonfa's “The Gentle Rain," spiced with a “Hot House" quote in there and a fine ...

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Album Review

John Proulx: Say It

Read "Say It" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Vocalist/pianist John Proulx has previously released three exceptional recordings on the MAXJAZZ Label (now owned by Mack Avenue Records): Moon and Sand (2006); The Best Thing For You (2006); and Baker's Dozen: Remembering Chet Baker (2016). With the death of MAXJAZZ founder Richard McDonnell, Proulx elected to self-release his recording Say It. The recording is produced by vocalist/producer Judy Wexler, whose own recordings, What I see (Jazzed Media, 2013), Under a Painted Sky (Jazzed Media, 2011), and Dreams and Shadows ...

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Album Review

John Proulx: Say It

Read "Say It" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


This fourth date from John Proulx clearly marks a new chapter in his career. After delivering three albums on the now-defunct MAXJAZZ imprint, and after a hiatus from recording under his own name, this triple-threat vocalist-pianist-composer returns with his first independently-produced offering. The music spotlights a man who's grown more comfortable in his skin and lived more of what life has to offer. With a band stacked with West Coast heavyweights, a playlist marked by eclectic material ...

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Album Review

John Proulx: The Best Thing for You

Read "The Best Thing for You" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


While female jazz vocalists outnumber male jazz vocalists five to one, it would be a fallacy to believe there is not a wealth of talent among the men singers. With Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker now memories, and Mark Murphy and Jon Hendricks in twilight, as Kurt Elling ascends their throne, there exists a vocal diaspora of the most refined and sonically appealing voices singing, and they are all men. Andy Bey, Beat Kaestli, Henry Darragh and John Proulx all ...

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Album Review

John Proulx: Moon and Sand

Read "Moon and Sand" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Los Angeles-native pianist/singer/composer John Proulx possesses the most thrillingly androgynous voice since Chet Baker whispered “My Funny Valentine. The comparison cannot stop there. Both Baker and Proulx nominally hail from the Midwest (Baker from Oklahoma, Proulx from Michigan). Both men sing with a vibrato-less high tenor; and both men gravitated to the same corner of the American musical canon.

But there is where the similarities end. To dispense with the necessary Chet Baker comparisons from the get go, John Proulx ...


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