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In Pictures

Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter SuperBlue at Bluenote In Milan

Read "Kurt Elling featuring Charlie Hunter SuperBlue at Bluenote In Milan" reviewed by Roberto Cifarelli


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Live Review

Vijay Iyer Trio and Kurt Elling with the ZJM Big Band Orchestra at the Zagreb Jazz Festival 2021

Read "Vijay Iyer Trio and Kurt Elling with the ZJM Big Band Orchestra at the Zagreb Jazz Festival 2021" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


Zagreb Jazz Festival Lisinski Concert Hall Zagreb, Croatia November 5-7, 2021 Held in the historical Lisinski concert hall, the 12th Zagreb Jazz Festival—directed by the tireless Dražen Kokanović-unfolded over three days, although this review covers only the first two, which featured Vijay Iyer's trio with bassist Linda May Han Oh and drummer Tyshawn Sorey, and Kurt Elling with the ZJM Big Band Orchestra.Traveling with the ZJM Orchestra was a blast but the ...

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Radio & Podcasts

Patti Austin and Kurt Elling

Read "Patti Austin and Kurt Elling" reviewed by Joseph Vella


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Lyrics

Sassy from SuperBlue

Read "Sassy from SuperBlue" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Sassy Lyrics By Kurt Elling, Charlie Hunter, Bill Bodine, Cheryl Bentyne, Janis Siegel. Music Publishers: Dill Dough Bean Music (ASCAP); Morton St. Music (ASCAP); Yikes Publishing (ASCAP). Dig! Ya really wanna flip your lid? Step up and give a listen to the singer. Hip or square, say a prayer. When money's stiff, she'll make it on a riff. She turns the major into minor cool. All over town, she is renown. Woman's the ...

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Album Review

Kurt Elling: The Questions

Read "The Questions" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


How does one grapple with existence and its juxtaposition against the present state of affairs? That's the question that hangs heaviest over The Questions. While vocalist Kurt Elling didn't come into this production with a theme in mind, he discovered a through line in the act of wrestling with difficulties and dreams in this age of marked unreason and unrest. With these ten songs he explores that topic to the fullest, coloring the music with his signature blend of authority ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III

Read "Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Look what creeped into my monthly column... and herein exist end-of-the-year-recordings...(you decide which ones). Ben Paterson That Old Feeling Cellar Live Records 2018 Everything about pianist/vocalist Ben Paterson's Cellar Live release, That Old Feeling is delightful. This recording is a beautiful throwback, with just a touch of sepia: not enough to induce pedestrian nostalgia, but plenty to remind us of the considerable charms of straight-ahead jazz well performed. Paterson claims the ...

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Bailey's Bundles

Male Vocals – Mark Murphy, Theo Bleckmann, Gregory Porter, Jimmy Scott, Kurt Elling, Ron Boustead

Read "Male Vocals – Mark Murphy, Theo Bleckmann, Gregory Porter, Jimmy Scott, Kurt Elling, Ron Boustead" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


What passes for male jazz vocals makes an interesting dichotomy with female jazz vocals. Judging by the number of female jazz vocal releases that come my way, I almost believe that every woman fancies that she can make a jazz recording. Interestingly, there are many good to great ones. Not so with men. I probably see only a fifth to a quarter the number of male vocal releases when compared to the female. Nothing scientific, and certainly anecdotal. And also, ...


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