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Hinda Hoffman Meets Soul Message: People

Read "People" reviewed by Jack Bowers

When preparing a meal, the balance of ingredients matters. A little too much here, not quite enough there, and any recipe can fall short of expectations. On the album People, Hinda Hoffman, one of Chicago's finest jazz singers, is paired with the splendid quartet Soul Message, a blend which one might expect to produce a tasty and tantalizing feast for the ears and heart. Instead, Hoffman sounds rather like a fish out of water, laboring to lend ...

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Hinda Hoffman meets Soul Message: People

Read "People" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da alcuni anni la scena musicale di Chicago è tornata sotto i riflettori grazie all'innovativo impulso di musicisti come Makaya McCraven, Tomeka Reid, Junius Paul, Jeff Parker, Jaimie Branch, Angel Bat Dawid, il collettivo Irreversible Entanglements e al ruolo propulsivo dell'etichetta International Anthem. Anche se poco conosciuti oltre la metropoli dell'Illinois, la cantante Hinda Hoffman e la Soul Message Band incarnano invece il cuore caldo della tradizione coi suoi stretti legami col blues e il soul. Legami ...

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Chris Foreman: Now Is The Time

Read "Now Is The Time" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

As the house organist at the legendary The Green Mill as well as a member of various ensembles Chris Foreman is one of Chicago's unsung jazz heroes. As a sideman Foreman has marked several recordings with his soulful, earthy grooves and, finally he has released an album under his own name. On his much-anticipated debut Now Is the Time Foreman interprets, unaccompanied or in duets, several covers with his unique laid back charm and organic style. The title ...


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