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Radio & Podcasts

Stacey Kent reflects on tension, collaboration, and the art of interpretation

Read "Stacey Kent reflects on tension, collaboration, and the art of interpretation" reviewed by Leo Sidran


Stacey Kent says she tends to be attracted to the “feeling of unrest," and she thinks that her fans like to feel it too. Over the course of a 30 year career that has produced over 20 albums (including including the Grammy-nominated Breakfast On The Morning Tram), Stacey has mined that feeling again and again in different ways. Maybe she understands how to express the complicated emotions around identity, romance, displacement and longing because she has lived them ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Free Association, Vol. 4 with Stephanie Byrne

Read "Free Association, Vol. 4 with Stephanie Byrne" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Free Association is a series of collaborative mix-tapes curated by Mondo Jazz in association with musicians and selectors of various backgrounds. Free Association mix-tapes develop as a conversation. The first selector sends a tune cherry-picked to suit, and ideally surprise, the second selector who then, in turn, returns the favor. An hour or so into this exchange, after unexpected turns and joyful revelations, the two look back at the results of this game of musical table tennis and ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago and More

Read "Dr. Billy Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We begin the 593rd Episode of Neon Jazz with singer Stacey Kent. From there, we take a listen to the cool of Art Blakey, Billy Taylor and Mark E. Walker. Over the course of the show we profile the mighty Dayramir Gonzalez, Chris Jentsch and listen to a new cat on the NYC scene known as Fumi Tomita. We finish things off with style with Frank Kimbrough doing his take on Mr. Thelonius Sphere Monk. Playlist Stacey Kent ...

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Album Review

Stacey Kent: I Know I Dream

Read "I Know I Dream" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Stacey Kent has practically done it all over the past twenty years, selling north of two million albums, putting her gorgeously delicate stamp on standards, introducing fresh tunes into the canon, racking up awards, and bringing her flawless voice to fans in more than fifty countries. But one thing she hadn't done prior to this point is record an album with an orchestra. Cross that one off the list now and bathe your ears in this spellbinding music.

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New York Beat

Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland

Read "Marcos Valle and Stacey Kent at Birdland" reviewed by Nick Catalano


Another of Brazil's music luminaries from the sixties, Marcos Valle, came to Gotham on December 9, 2014 to team up with Stacey Kent and Jim Tomlinson and advance the Brazilian omnipresence here of late. Last month I wrote of the dramatic emergence of the Spokfrevo Orquestra at Lincoln Center and everywhere this month there are appearances by Romero Lubambo, Nilson Matta, Duduka da Fonseca, Hendrik Meurkens and many other Brasilieros. And the jazz audiences I joined both at Lincoln Center ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Jazz Vocals July - Stacy Kent, Patrice Jegou, and Vanessa Perea

Read "Jazz Vocals July - Stacy Kent, Patrice Jegou, and Vanessa Perea" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Stacy Kent The Changing Lights Warner Bros. Records 2013 Stacey Kent has had an impressive musical run: Breakfast on the Morning Tram (Blue Note, 2007, for which she was nominated for a Grammy Award), Raconte- moi... (Blue Note, 2010), Dreamer In Concert (Blue Note, 2011) just being her previous three recordings of her ten releases as a leader. She is intelligent, polyglot and capable of performing in any genre ...

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Tell Me More

Stacey Kent: Songs in the Key of Love and Life

Read "Stacey Kent: Songs in the Key of Love and Life" reviewed by Belinda Ware


Stacey Kent is a unique talent in the world of jazz with the ability to illuminate a stage through her enthusiasm and artistic zest for performance. As an international jazz singer, she can be described as an insightful storyteller with the inner gift to bring to life the human experience through her music with an honest candor that is respectable in many ways. As seen in the collection of her Blue Note recordings, Kent's musical gifts are truly ...


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