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Dominique Eade & Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Jim Santella


The jazz duo allows a vocalist to communicate with her audience more completely than any other format, since you get the pure essence of her voice along with just enough accompaniment to matter. This works quite well with a talented singer such as Dominique Eade, one of the best that jazz has to offer. She's sincere in her approach to this program, making the most of every phrase. Her superb vocal flexibility shows up on each track as she reaches ...

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Dominique Eade + Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


If you were to ask a group of emerging jazz vocalists in New York who they were influenced or taught by, a surprising number would mention Mark Murphy or Dominique Eade. Certainly, Murphy's long career and many awards do not make him a surprise choice, but what of Dominique Eade?

As the child of an Air Force officer father and a Swiss mother, Eade spent her youth in Europe living on different military posts. In high school, her ...

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Dominique Eade + Jed Wilson: Open

Read "Open" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Boston-based jazz vocalist Dominique Eade--who has been on the faculty of the New England Conservatory since 1984--boasts a formidable record as a voice teacher. Three of the four finalists at the 1994 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition were students of hers--including the winner, Sara Lazarus. In 1998 another of her pupils, Roberta Gambarini, took third place in the competition; and in 2004 Rachel Price and Jo Lawrey, who also studied with Eade, were finalists.With Open, the teacher proves ...

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Cercie Miller Quartet: Blue Vistas

Read "Blue Vistas" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Lady Plays A Tenor. Cercie Miller Swings. She swings while playing a saxophone with a tone straight down the middle of Sonny Rollins cum Michael Brecker. She plays and composes with much soul as heard on her own “Wake Up Call” and bassist Dave Clark’s “Sister of Brotherly Love” (which includes a Tiger Okoshi a la Freddie Hubbard-Clifford Brown trumpet chorus). Bassist Clark solos slow on ballad “Near Elm”. Pianist Ray provides a very cool intro to the Miller ...

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Cercie Miller Quartet: Blue Vistas

Read "Blue Vistas" reviewed by Jack Bowers


No, Cercie Miller isn’t another aspiring Jazz singer (something I half–expect when someone asks me to review a CD by a female–led group); she’s a saxophonist, and a damn good one too. Unlike baritone saxophonist Claire Daly, whose marvelous album, Swing Low, we reviewed a couple of months ago, Miller bounces merrily all over the map, playing alto on half a dozen numbers, tenor on two, soprano on “Blue Vistas” and sharing the podium on three tunes (recorded in concert) ...


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