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Russ Lorenson: In the Holiday Spirit

Read "In the Holiday Spirit" reviewed by Jack Bowers


It's clear from the outset that San Francisco-based singer Russ Lorenson and the admirable Kelly Park Big Band are definitely In the Holiday Spirit on Lorenson's sparkling new CD, a few measures of which are all but certain to lend that same seasonal feeling of happiness and generosity to almost any listener. Lorenson, a clear-voiced tenor, sings from the heart, and his warmth and geniality are contagious. As for the band, it is a swinging companion on whose unwavering support ...

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Tom Wopat: I've Got Your Number

Read "I've Got Your Number" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger


In recent years, there's been a cottage industry of celebrities from rock, pop, country and television who wander into the American Songbook in the sunset of their careers and try to put out “jazz" albums. This CD is a welcome exception. While Tom Wopat may be best-loved for playing “Luke Duke" on the Dukes of Hazzard TV show (1979 to 1985), he has serious country music bona fides as well as two Tony nominations for his Broadway efforts. For those ...

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Justin Hayford: It All Belongs to You

Read "It All Belongs to You" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins


Covers can get old fast. That's especially true when it seems almost every vocalist--from established veterans to relative newcomers--does the same selections from The American Songbook. So it's delightfully refreshing when an artist comes along with musical treasures that aren't so familiar. Pianist, vocalist and arranger Justin Hayford presents It All Belongs to You, a collection of twelve Cole Porter songs seldom heard this side of yesteryear. It's his third album of vintage songs from some of America's ...

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Andrew Suvalsky: Vintage Pop and The Jazz Sides

Read "Vintage Pop and The Jazz Sides" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes


In the past, many jazz singers were considered pop vocalists. For instance, on a recent Tony Bennett compilation, there is an autographed picture of Frank Sinatra which Ol' Blue Eyes dedicated “to the bes g.d. Pop singer I've ever heard." But today that would not exactly be true, and jazz-pop meshes are difficult tasks to face, so newcomer Andrew Suvalsky deserves to be commended for his efforts on this debut.

Suvalsky begins by taking on pop standards such as Robert ...


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