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LIVE REVIEWS

Monday Night Big Band with Kristin Korb at Malmo Live

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Monday Night Big Band Featuring Kristin Korb Malmo Live Malmo, Sweden October 30, 2017 The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra recently celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. While its longevity is impressive, so is the wide-ranging the influence of the organization, which was started by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis in the mid-sixties. In far-flung Malmo, Sweden, for instance, there is a Monday Night Jazz Band that, on some Monday nights at least, still plays Thad Jones tunes ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kristin Korb: Beyond the Moon

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Kristin Korb is a jewel of jewels. The bassist and vocalist commands both of her instruments with panache, engaging them simultaneously with an ease comparable to breathing. Although Beyond the Moon is her eighth disc, in some ways it feels like her first. Not because it lacks evolution, but because it leaps with such wide-eyed conviction. Jadedness is a stranger in the Land of Korb. This time around, the focus is on Johnny Mercer, whose evocative lyrics--most familiar, ...

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Kristin Korb: Beyond The Moon

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While Johnny Mercer's place in history has been acknowledged time and again, album-length tributes to the legendary lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, and Capitol Records founder aren't as common as you might think. Yes, there are gems in that category (and/or compilations) from vocal icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney; oddities that fit the bill, like drummer Buddy Rich's vocal-centric journey through Mercer's work; under-the-radar dates from unsung vocal treasures like Bill Henderson and Daryl Sherman that ...

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Kristin Korb: Finding Home

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A home isn't just a physical space and a place to hang your hat; a home is wherever an individual finds comfort, acceptance, and personal fulfillment. On Finding Home, bassist-vocalist Kristin Korb explores the journey and process that brought her to such a place in her life. Korb, who grew up in Montana, found a new home in California a long time ago. She studied at the University of California at San Diego, became a pupil of ...

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Take Five With Kristin Korb

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Meet Kristin Korb: A singing double bassist with a deep sense of swing, Kristin Korb combines the instrumental influence of Ray Brown and Charles Mingus with the vocal styling of Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald to create a sound all herown. Exhilarating to watch live, she sings and plays the bass as effortlessly as she breathes.Instrument(s): Bass, voice. Teachers and/or influences? Bass: Bertram Turetzky, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Rufus Reid.Voice: Carol Plantemura, Sue Rainey ...

LIVE REVIEWS

Kristin Korb / Cosmologic with Anthony Davis at Conrad Prebys Recital Hall in San Diego

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Kristin Korb / Cosmologic with special guest Anthony DavisConrad Prebys Recital Hall, UCSDSan Diego, CAJanuary 22, 2011 UCSD's internationally heralded music department hosted concerts by returning alumni and faculty in a weeklong celebration of the program's many successes. Saturday night's affair featured singer/double-bassist Kristin Korb playing solo and the wonderful, cooperative free jazz quartet Cosmologic. Kristin Korb The pristine acoustics of the recital hall made Korb's solo appearance ...

INTERVIEWS

Meet Bassist/Vocalist Kristin Korb

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Kristin Korb is not just a singing bassist. She is a premier singer with a personal approach and a deep sense of swing. She transports you to other worlds with her ballads. Contrary to her comments below her intonation is right there. Oh yeah, she plays a nasty bass, too.

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We just finished the instrumental things. It's Kendall Kay on drums, Todd Johnson on six-string electric bass, and me on upright bass. I'll add my ...