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Christine Andreas: The Carlyle Set

Read "The Carlyle Set" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier


What, in fact, is a jazz singer? That’s ultimately a question I hate asking, or being asked. I’d like to believe, with Duke Ellington, that there are just two kinds of music, good and bad. But, for those of us who fear for the future of jazz, the music we love, it rarely seems as simple as that. Besides, this magazine is called All About Jazz, and I assume that jazz music is what most folks come here to discover. ...

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Billy Stritch: Jazz Live

Read "Jazz Live" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier


Being a “left coaster,” I was not familiar with the name of Billy Stritch, so this has been a most felicitous introduction. As musical supervisor, pianist and arranger for Liza Minnelli, Stritch is probably better known on the cabaret circuit. But, as attested to by being named “Best Jazz Instrumentalist” by the Manhattan Association of Clubs and by this live outing, recorded at Jazz Standard in New York City, there’s nothing wrong with Stritch’s jazz chops, either as pianist or ...

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Barbara Carroll: One Morning in May

Read "One Morning in May" reviewed by Dave Nathan


There must be something in the water and soil of New York City which explains why that one discrete location can be the mainspring for the planting and harvesting of the many stylish, sophisticated and elegant pianists heard on Barbara Carroll's latest release, One Morning in May.

There has been a long line of these sophisticated, stylish, elegant producers of piano music - including Buddy Weed, Cy Coleman, Jimmy Rowels, George Shearing and Bobby Short - holding ...


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