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Synia Carroll: Water is My Song

Read "Water is My Song" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Water is My Song, from Sarasota-based vocalist Synia Carroll, sends up ten terrific vocals, tasteful solos and surprises. Water-related selections and themes span across the date wherein Carroll and her team of fine players hit on the classics, hand-picked gems and uniquely presented traditional fare. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" starts things swinging with Carroll's “Great Divas of Jazz"-inspired pipes swaying and over a laid-back rhythm bed. Guest artist Houston Person offers a tasty ...

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Synia Carroll: Water is My Song

Read "Water is My Song" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Vocalist Synia Carroll's Water is My Song is a journey through musical fluidity. She gracefully navigates the currents of jazz with a collection of offbeat compositions inspired by the ebb and flow of water. The album is enriched by an ensemble of stellar musicians including pianist John Di Martino, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Jerome Jennings with guests including the impeccable tenor saxophonist Houston Person on two tracks. The ten-track set opens with the Harold Arlen/Eric ...

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Catherine Russell: Send for Me

Read "Send for Me" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il valore della tradizione. È l'aspetto che la cantante Catherine Russell ribadisce dal 2006, quando pubblicò il suo primo album da leader, dopo anni di lavoro come corista con Donal Fagen, gli Steely Dan, Wynton Marsalis, Madonna, David Bowie e altri. Quando terminò la collaborazione col cantante britannico dopo l'uscita di Reality (Iso Records 2003), Catherine era prossima ai 50 anni ed era restìa a intraprendere un percorso solista. Invece fu una scelta indovinata, come dimostra il successo dei suoi ...


Aaron Heick: From Sting to Spiderman

Read "Aaron Heick: From Sting to Spiderman" reviewed by Keith Henry Brown

Outside of the New York music scene, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Heick's name may not be as well known as some of his colleagues. But it doesn't matter; he's had a rich, varied career. This well-traveled, seasoned pro has played with some of the most prominent musicians in jazz, pop, reggae, funk, world, and classical music. Those who really know what's going on in music know him.In 2010, Heick released the well-received, wonderfully melodic Daylight & Darkness (Self Produced), a ...


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