Home » Jazz Articles » Lara Downes

Jazz Articles about Lara Downes

12
In the Artist's Own Words

But Beautiful: My Life with Billie Holiday

Read "But Beautiful: My Life with Billie Holiday" reviewed by Lara Downes


Every Saturday morning, when I was a little girl, my sisters and I went to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music for what we called “Saturday Classes": piano lessons, theory, music history--serious classical music training for serious little musicians. Saturday afternoons, when we got home, we had a ritual. We'd get out our “dress-up" from the vintage steamer trunk that housed a collection of my mother's 1960's party dresses and my grandmother's furs, go through my parents' record collection--the Beatles, ...

333
Album Review

Benny Golson: One Day, Forever

Read "One Day, Forever" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Benny Golson’s latest Arkadia release, One Day, Forever, arose from a taping of some of Golson’s previous band members from the Jazztet: Art Farmer and Curtis Fuller. At the end of a European tour, they were so rushed they that they didn’t record long enough to fill an entire CD. Arkadia owner Bob Karcy kept the tape in the can, and he and Golson kept that recording in mind, in the intervening five years, during which Farmer passed. After Golson ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by JazzFest Gallery
Polls & Surveys
Vote for your favorite musicians and participate in our brief surveys.
Publisher's Desk
NOW PLAYING music stand contest winners announced!
Read on...

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.