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Claudia Villela: Cartas ao Vento

Read "Cartas ao Vento" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Cartas ao Vento marks a return and a departure for Claudia Villela. Born in Rio, she moved to jny:Santa Cruz in 1984, where she has remained. Years later, this is her first album made in Brazil. Villela has gained recognition in California and beyond as an intrepid improviser with a beautiful voice who creates captivating live shows. With Cartas ao Vento, she changes direction, focusing on composing. “I wanted everything to be part of the song," she explains, “to get ...

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Ten Artists: May 2019

Read "Ten Artists: May 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Paul JostSimple LifePaul Jost Music2019 I believe there are precious few exceptional male jazz vocalists. There. I said it. Female vocalists? They are legion. But once one has pruned away the vanity projects, the Sinatra wannabes, and the most recent unforgivable cover of “My Funny Valentine," there remain few. Paul Jost is one of those few. The singer's Breaking Through (Dot Time, 2014) revealed a fearless, scat-singing spirit unafraid of not only shaking up the ...


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