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Nouveau Stride: Fourteen by Nouveau Stride

Read "Fourteen by Nouveau Stride" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Composing lyrics to established jazz standards--those jazz instrumental compositions that have become established in the canon, Thelonious Monk's “'Round Midnight" is the most famous example--is an artform all it own. Classic composers/interpreters include Eddie Jefferson, Babs Gonzales, King Pleasure (Clarence Beeks) and Jon Hendricks. There have been recent vocalese contributions made by a new generation that includes most recently Dorian Devins on The Procrastinator (Self Produced, 2013) Nouveau Stride is vocalist/lyricist Lorraine Feather and pianist Stephanie Trick. ...


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