Articles

Daily articles including interviews, profiles, live reviews, film reviews and more... all carefully curated by the All About Jazz staff. You can find more articles by searching our website, see what's trending on our popular articles page or read articles ahead of their published dates on our future articles page.

843

Album Review

Charito: Heal The World

Read "Heal The World" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Michael Jackson tribute discs are inevitable. Every stripe will be conceived and performed, from the sublime to the truly frightening. Chiming in at the front of the former line is Charito's excellent Heal The World. The Japan-based singer is best known for her successful string of recordings begun in the early 1990s. Her singing is plush and near perfect, well-suited for a contemporary repertoire like the Michael Jackson songbook. Produced by Harvey Mason, who also plays drums, Heal The World ...

214

Album Review

Charito: Heal The World

Read "Heal The World" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Michael Jackson's music has never been bound by genre lines. Jackson will always be known as the “King of Pop," but his recordings have always had a near-universal appeal that transcends any single category. While odd behavior in his private life--and repeated allegations of misconduct with minors--cast a pall over his image in his later years, his artistry was the one thing that was never in question. When Jackson passed away in 2009, a few things happened. ...

433

Album Review

Charito: Watch What Happens

Read "Watch What Happens" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Recognized as a prominent jazz singer in Japan, Philippine-born songbird Charito has been a vocal force in Asia and Europe since the early 1990s, and now presents perhaps her most ambitious project to date on Watch What Happens, a delightful collaboration with Grammy Award-winning French composer Michel Legrand. Stating that “This album has become one of my biggest accomplishments ever," Charito does, indeed, deliver a classy performance with her distinctive interpretation of love songs from Legrand's songbook. The singer embarks ...

508

Take Five With...

Take Five With Charito

Read "Take Five With Charito" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Charito:Distinctively a most prominent jazz vocalist in Japan with multi-awarded albums recorded and released internationally, Charito's artistry continues to establish its global presence with her recent and forthcoming tours in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America.

Her highly personal and expressive vocal style incorporates the breadth of her musical interests, from straight-ahead soulful ballads to hard- swinging grooves and improvisational adventures. Her approach is fresh and invigorating, paying tribute to the jazz tradition while interacting and exploring, ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by AGS Recordings
Publisher's Desk
Jazz Near You Turns 10
Read on.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.