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by John Kelman
Alto saxophonist Martin Speake continues to be an all too well-kept secret in the UK. With a discography that has ranged from the more free-flowing extemporization of The Ta T'ien to the intimate Amazing Grace , from the world music view of Fever Pitch to a unique take on Exploring Standards , Speake's career has been defined by a clear sense of the lyrical that pervades everything he does. And with his work finally appearing on labels with wider distribution, ...read more
by Dave Nathan
English vocalist Jacqueline Dankworth has teamed with her regular pianist James Pearson in a live performance of romantic standards, originals and traditional songs. Although For all We Know is her debut as a soloist, Dankworth is by no means a novice entertainer. She has appeared in London's West End theatres in many a musical production, performed new arrangements of Gershwin material with the BBC Orchestra, shared programs of jazz material with her brother Alec (not John) Dankworth and is a ...read more
by Dave Nathan
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then the ears of the inestimable Peggy Lee must be ringing. Kate Dimbleby's effort is at least the fourth tribute album honoring Ms Lee in the last few years. There was Jeanie Bryson's, followed by Connie Evingson's. Then Mosaic Records issued the complete Capitol Record transcriptions of Peggy Lee in a box set shared with June Christie. The idea for this latest let's honor Peggy" CD was spawned by a one-act biographical ...read more