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Radio & Podcasts

Allegra Levy, Marion Brown, Roxy Coss and More

Read "Allegra Levy, Marion Brown, Roxy Coss and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This varied episode of older and newer modern jazz features tracks by Allegra Levy, Roxy Coss, Marion Brown, Elvin Jones, and many more. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 The Coachella Valley Trio “Give Me The Simple Life" from Mid Century Modern (Dmac Music) 00:55 Janet Macklin “Lullaby of Birdland" from Floating on the Silence (Self-Produced) 4:45 Peter Madsen's ...

Album Review

Allegra Levy: Lose My Number

Read "Lose My Number" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo aver esplorato nell'ultimo Looking at the Moon tredici song ispirati alla luna (dai classici standard “Blue Moon" e “Moon River" ai più recenti “Harvest Moon" di Neil Young e “Pink Moon" di Nick Drake) la cantante Allegra Levy sviluppa nel quarto disco un percorso più impegnativo. Ha scritto delle liriche per nove composizioni di John McNeil, che è stato suo insegnante e mentore al New England Conservatory e l'ha supportata anche in altre incisioni. Il trombettista californiano è ...

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Album Review

Allegra Levy: Lose My Number

Read "Lose My Number" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Allegra Levy is a young singer who has made a reputation for herself through her witty songwriting and performing. She has sung a lot of her own songs on previous releases but on this one, she changes things slightly by writing her own lyrics to the music of trumpet player John McNeil. McNeil was Levy's mentor at the New England Conservatory and she complements his slightly off-balance tunes with lyrics that range from the dark and sardonic to ...

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Album Review

Allegra Levy: Looking at the Moon

Read "Looking at the Moon" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


L'hanno già fatto Frank Sinatra e Mel Tormè ma non è vietato riprovarci, deve aver pensato Allegra Levy. Giunta al terzo disco, la giovane cantante statunitense esplora un repertorio di canzoni che si riferiscono alla luna, nel titolo e/o nel testo. Sono trascorsi più di cinquant'anni da Moonlingt Sinatra e Swingin' On The Moon (quest'ultimo ne ha quasi sessanta) e la scelta dei temi s'è ovviamente aggiornata. Accanto a classici standard come “Moonlight in Vermont" o “Blue Moon," Allegra introduce ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VII

Read "Seven Women (Plus Three) 2018 – Part VII" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Well, that didn't take long. What started as “Five Women" quickly grew into the present “Seven Women" and will continue to the end of this year as “Seven Women (Plus Three) as a continuing reflection of the state of female vocalists and instrumentalists. We are blessed with an abundance of musical riches. Adi Meyerson Where We Stand AM Records 2018 There is something to be said, 60 years on, about the durability ...

Album Review

Allegra Levy: Cities Between Us

Read "Cities Between Us" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Continua a muoversi nel solco della tradizione -tra Peggy Lee e Chris Connor-la giovane cantante e autrice newyorchese, diplomata al New England Conservatory. Dopo il debutto del 2014 (Lonely City, SteepleChase) in questo secondo disco Allegra cambia organico e clima espressivo. Tra i nuovi partner spiccano Kirk Knuffke alla cornetta, Jay Anderson al contrabbasso e Billy Drummond alla batteria mentre l'atmosfera generale non è più intimista e malinconica ma ritmicamente spigliata e ricca di groove. A questo proposito ...


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