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CeCe Gable: Next Year's Song

Read "CeCe Gable: Next Year's Song" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

To hear CeCe Gable sing is to encounter pure truth. A late bloomer whose early passion for dance was eventually eclipsed by the lure of jazz, she's spent the past three decades honing her craft and establishing herself as a sincere storyteller adept at honoring a lyric and elevating every number she inhabits. Since first taking to the studio at the dawn of the new millennium, CeCe has gone on to develop a body of work that speaks volumes about ...

Album Review

Sheila Jordan: Live at Mezzrow

Read "Live at Mezzrow" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Inossidabile, leggendaria Sheila. Un anno fa usciva lo splendido inedito del 1960 con la Jordan agli inizi di carriera www.allaboutjazz.com/comes-love-lost-session-1960-sheila-jordan-capri-records e 6 decenni dopo la cantante è ancora on stage, in bella forma all'età di 93 anni. Com'è noto Sheila Jordan iniziò a cantare tardivamente—poco dopo i 30—e per motivi famigliari sviluppò la sua carriera artistica dalla seconda metà dei settanta, quando aveva superato i quarantacinque. Nella maturità ci ha regalato le sue cose migliori, in un ...

Album Review

Alan Broadbent Trio: Like Minds

Read "Like Minds" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Alan Broadbent, a superb New Zealand-born pianist who has made his home in America for more than fifty years, has mapped out another impressive trio album, Like Minds, his twenty-seventh as leader or co-leader and third for Savant Records. The term “pianist" is used here because that is Broadbent's most conspicuous role on this recording. He is as well-known at home and abroad as a Grammy-winning composer-arranger for an array of jazz luminaries including but not limited to Sue Raney, ...

Album Review

Sheila Jordan: Live At Mezzrow

Read "Live At Mezzrow" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Sheila Jordan is a living jazz legend. Since coming to New York City in 1950 at the encouragement of Charlie Parker, she is one of, if not the last, living link to a time and a place in the jazz world that is the subject of hagiography, myth and occasionally reality. With a voice that is uniquely her own, it is possible that in the course of a single song interpretation, Jordan's voice can sound morose and honeyed, supple and ...

Album Review

Roseanna Vitro: Sing a Song of Bird

Read "Sing a Song of Bird" reviewed by Pierre Giroux

Roseanne Vitro is one of those jazz singers who falls into the category of “I recognize the voice, but I just can't seem to place her." She has more than a respectable discography which stretches back to 1982, when she released her debut album Listen Here for the Texas Rose label. Her fall 2021 album, Sing A Song Of Bird, is a combination of abundance of attitude and perseverance, since it is composed of two separate sessions (one recorded in ...


Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz

Read "Alan Broadbent: Intimate Reflections on a Passion for Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Pianist, composer, and arranger Alan Broadbent doesn't just “dig" jazz. He has a deep and enduring passion for it. Growing up in mid- 20th-century New Zealand, he quickly went beyond piano lessons to reading musical scores and learning jazz standards. Then, when the Dave Brubeck Quartet came to his relatively isolated hometown of Auckland, his love of jazz escalated to an obsession. Soon he got a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music, studied with Lennie Tristano in New York, ...

Live Review

Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn

Read "Alan Broadbent Trio at the Deer Head Inn" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Alan Broadbent Trio Deer Head Inn Delaware Water Gap, PA August 11, 2018 Believe you me, it wasn't by choice that I hadn't been to the Dear Head Inn in a few years to take in some great jazz in its secluded setting on a wooded hill near the river at the edge of town in the Pocono Mountains. Despite its rural location, it has a musical history to rival New ...


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