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Dida's Touch: The Remarkable Artistry of Dida Pelled

Read "Dida's Touch: The Remarkable Artistry of Dida Pelled" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Whatever material she touches --be it a Horace Silver standard, a Wes Montgomery blues, a Johnny Cash country tune, a Randy Newman heartbreak song, or one of her disarming originals --New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled leaves her indelible mark on it. Her signature style is a mix of playful warmth and remarkable guitar chops approached with the soul of a natural born storyteller that knows how to make the listener... listen to her! ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Dida Pelled: A Missing Shade of Blue

Read "A Missing Shade of Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Guitarist and vocalist Dida Pelled previous Red Records release, Dida Pelled: Plays and Sings (Red Records, 2011) was one of my pics for Best-of-the-Year in 2011). That recording was so refreshingly organic that it has remained in my listening rotation since that time. Pelled snuck in a self-produced Modern Love Songs (2015) between Plays and Sings and the present A Missing Shade of Blue. It is as exceptional as the first recording. That said, expectations for A Missing Shade of ...

INTERVIEW

Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs

Read "Dida Pelled: Telling Stories And Serving Songs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When it comes to music, Dida Pelled doesn't discriminate. This young guitarist-vocalist--a doe-eyed ingénue in appearance, a mature artist in reality--has proven to be an inimitable double-threat who's more concerned with serving a song and doing justice to the music than fitting into a neat little stylistic box. She's equally comfortable playing straight-up jazz at Smalls in Greenwich Village, interpreting pop, jazz, and/or country classics at intimate Manhattan spots like Lelabar or Antibes Bistro, writing her own tuneful material, or ...

LIVE REVIEW

Dida Pelled Trio: Aquebogue, NY, February 12, 2012

Read "Dida Pelled Trio: Aquebogue, NY, February 12, 2012" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Dida Pelled TrioLong Island WinterfestPalmer VineyardsAquebogue, NYFebruary 12, 2012Long Island's East End is world renowned for it's wine country and high-end lifestyle, but few visitors ever choose to experience either one during the winter. While the wine cognoscenti have come throughout the year, the general public usually waited for the warmer weather to trek out to the vineyards--but that began to change several years ago. The Long Island Winterfest came into existence as ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Dida Pelled: Plays And Sings

Read "Plays And Sings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While no “one size fits all" prescription exists for molding and educating unique artists, some schools seem to have an exceptional track record. A large segment of the who's who of jazz greats from Detroit went through Cass Technical High School and more than a few Texas jazz titans received their education at Booker T. Washington High School For The Performing And Visual Arts. Another, less likely source--The Thelma Yellin High School Of The Arts in Tel Aviv, Israel--wasn't really ...


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