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Linda Presgrave: Inspiration

Read "Inspiration" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Often, musicians will put together a collection of songs that honor an era, style or lead instrument. Pianist Linda Presgrave's Inspiration pays tribute to some influential women who helped lay the foundation for herself and other jazz artists. The collection features 10 songs written by Presgrave and other female artists. The pianist, composer and arranger is accompanied by Harvie S on bass and Allison Miller on drums, with husband/producer Stan Chovnick playing soprano sax on several tracks, and ...

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Linda Presgrave: The Journey

Read "The Journey" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

When Linda Presgrave toured with members of the International Women in Jazz ensemble a few years ago, the experience inspired her to explore and highlight works by female jazz musicians. The Journey is the result of that inspiration, a multifaceted work that not only honors the contributions that women have made to the idiom, but also showcases her own talents as a pianist, composer and arranger. The original title cut, an introspective tune whose theme recalls “Naima," ...


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