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Cecile McLorin Salvant: The Window

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Cécile McLorin Salvant has one of the most powerful voices in jazz. Which doesn't make her always easy to listen to. Sometimes she instills new meaning to an old lyric, other times she tries too hard and goes over the top. Still, at least she tries. She comes from Miami, daughter of a Haitian father and a French mother. Aware of the power of her voice from an early age, she trained in classical music, but then ...

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Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by 21st Century Women. Playlist Five Play “Struttin' With Some Barbeque" from Live at the Deer Head inn (Deer Head Jazz) 00:00 Louis Armstrong “I'm ...

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April 2018: Cécile McLorin Salvant, Binker and Moses, Yazz Ahmed.

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Episode 137 looks at recordings by Sophie Milman, Rene Marie, Monica Zetterlund, and Cécile McLorin Salvant. We discuss the jazz content in each release, the vocal approach of each singer, and the elusive concept of sultriness. Female jazz singers are often packaged and sold as sex objects. Some are more comfortable expressing their sensual sides than others. Where do you draw the line between self-expression and exploitation? What to make of singers like Salvant, who question the paradigm of the ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio at Dazzle

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Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio Dazzle Denver, CO November 10, 2017 Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio. Two acts for the price of one? Two different artists welded together for the sake of a concert? Hardly. Salvant has been performing with Diehl and his trio for some time, not only in concert, but in the recording studio as well. Friday night at Dazzle, they played as one cohesive unit; a ...

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Five Women IX – Bianca Rossini; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Barbora Kabátkova; Alexis Cole; Suzanne Lorge

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Bianca Rossini Vento do Norte Apaixonada Music & BDM Records 2017 Rio de Janeiro-native singer Bianca Rossini follows her successful releases of Meu Amor (Apaixonada Music, 2012) and Kiss of Brazil (Apaixonada Music, 2011) with the present Vento Do Norte, another collection of original Bossa Novas that further cement Rossini's reputation as a foremost composer of Brazilian music. Rossini is a welcome presence because of both her seamless knowledge and talent composing in a ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild

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There is no getting away from it, jazz is a 'mature' art form where the considerable achievements of past greats can sometimes weigh heavy on the shoulders of young artists. In the CD and internet era that illustrious past is ever present, constantly available at the click of a mouse, or an inexpensive out of copyright CD. So how does the modern jazz singer compete when, to pick a random example, it is currently possible to buy an official release ...

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Cecile McLorin Salvant: WomanChild

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"You sound and act as if you've been here before," an elder might say to some precocious youngster who exhibited the traits of a much older person. That's a sentiment that could also be applied to the remarkable 24 year-old jazz singer Cecile McLorin Salvant, who sounds as if she was reincarnated from a different era. With a unique background, the winner of 2010's Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition is a Miami native of Haitian and Guadeloupian descent who ...