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ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Jost: Simple Life

Read "Simple Life" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

Just sometimes an album pierces your consciousness, embedding itself like an arrow propelled into a bale of hay. Paul Jost's Simple Life is one of that rare breed, a welcome intrusion into the grey matter where emotion and language spark axons. Jost is an expert at both. And a master at unifying diverse and eclectic material. The CD includes two Jost originals and a playlist that runs from classic jazz to contemporary. What brings it all together, in addition to ...

PROFILES

On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost

Read "On Stage at JALC: Paul Jost" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

Paul Jost had already enjoyed a successful, decades-long career as a drummer, sideman, and leader when he decided to work solely as a jazz vocalist. Switching from player to vocalist mid-course is not a typical career path for a musician. But Jost's quick rise as a singer over the last six years--he sang at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola for the first time just a few weeks ago--is a testament to his innate talent, his precision as a musician, and his ...

YEAR IN REVIEW

Top 15 "Recommended" Articles: 2015

Read "Top 15 "Recommended" Articles: 2015" reviewed by Michael Ricci

All About Jazz tracks how often an article is recommended, and the articles listed below represent our top fifteen published in 2015. Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart Paul Jost by Chris M. Slawecki Published: February 12, 2015 Ron Aprea: On John Lennon, Jazz Legends, And Life In Music Ron Aprea by Dan Bilawsky Published: August 16, 2015 ...

INTERVIEWS

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart

Read "Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Even for a musician who has been playing and singing since age six, Paul Jost has just come through one exceptional year. First, he released his debut with The Jost Project, Can't Find My Way Home (2013, Dot.Time Records), featuring the leader on vocals, harmonica and guitar, with drummer Charlie Patierno, double bassist Kevin MacConnell and Tony Miceli on vibes. On Can't Find My Way Home, Jost remakes and remodels several classics from 1960s/'70s pop and rock FM ...

JAZZ NEAR ME

Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Paul Jost: Breaking Through" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

One of the most endearing moments of jazz vocalist Paul Jost's new solo CD, Breaking Through, in an album of many such moments, is perhaps his chuckle and the “Oh, George," he lets out after a fresh rendition of “Singing in the Rain." Endearing because Jost connects with the listener by the sigh meant for and about his dear late friend, pianist and arranger, George Mesterhazy. Two small words communicate such a wealth of awe, gratitude, longing and bittersweet happiness. ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Breaking Through" reviewed by Peter McLaren

Paul Jost's second outing on Dot Time Records is an eclectic collection of standard repertoire performed in a fresh and exciting manner that leaves no doubt this artist is a creative force that deserves to be added to the list of great male jazz vocalists of all time. The album opens with a version of “Singing In The Rain" that pays homage to the original while allowing Jost all the room needed to show off his vocal prowess ...

BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Jazz Vocals June

Read "Jazz Vocals June" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Andrea Balducci Bloom Schema 2012 Italian vocalist Andrea Balducci is so earnestly hip and so perfectly coiffed (he is a lawyer, after all) he is almost a metaphor: a talented metaphor. His debut recording, Bloom is equally hip and coiffed as the singer himself. With a keen ear for the edge of nostalgia, Balducci assembles a repertoire from 1960s American popular music. The heady brief Balducci prepares for us is one almost ...