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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Peter Eldridge and Kenny Werner: Somewhere

Read "Somewhere" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Approximately ten years ago, pianist Kenny Werner invited his Berklee colleague, vocalist Peter Eldridge, to the studio for a library music recording session. When Eldridge arrived, expecting an intimate duo setup, he received the shock of a lifetime: Werner was there with an orchestra, 40 deep. That curve ball, which Eldridge, of course, took in stride, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times

Read "Shambhu: Soothing Guitar for Stressful Times" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

The times we live in call for reflection and one of the ways of providing it is through music. Music can slow our lives down and make us live in the moment, but it can also connect people. Since he discovered music, guitarist and composer Shambhu Neil Vineberg has been on a journey that has seen ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul McCandless: Morning Sun

Read "Morning Sun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

First things first. The full title of this decorous CD is Morning Sun: Adventures with Oboe--Paul McCandless with the Paul Winter Consort: A Retrospective. It covers sixteen recordings made by oboist McCandless spanning a forty-year period (1970-2010), all save three with the Winter Consort. Needless to say, a large number of musicians were involved; their names ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Winston Byrd: Once Upon a Time Right Now

Read "Once Upon a Time Right Now" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

"Once Upon A Time" usually prefaces a fairy tale, Aesopian fable, or, a Hollywood action movie. While no tale of witches, Princess Brides, or cigar-chomping cowboys, this recording from trumpeter Winston Byrd and his magnificent more-than-seven is an overall right now hoot.

An aural feast where Byrd is Exec Chef, the production delivers superbly-performed ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alberto Mizrahi: Matzah to Menorah: A Holiday Jazz Celebration

Read "Matzah to Menorah: A Holiday Jazz Celebration" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

There is a well-established legacy of fusing the sacred with the secular in jazz. Pianist Duke Ellington's Concert of Sacred Music (RCA, 1966) is, perhaps, the most ceremonial example of this but there is a myriad of other recordings. Guitarist Grant Green's gospel-inspired Feelin' the Spirit (Blue Note, 1962), pianist/harpist Alice Coltrane's exploration of Hinduism and ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Paul Lieberman's "Ibeji" Chosen As All About Jazz Download of the Day Highlight

Paul Lieberman's "Ibeji" Chosen As All About Jazz Download of the Day Highlight

The opening track from Paul Lieberman's new CD Ibeji has been selected one of only 12 selections by All About Jazz in celebration of their 7 millionth free download. This puts Paul in the company of Avishai Cohen and Bill Frisell among others. A Big Thank You to Michael Ricci & Dave Sumner at All About ...

Take Five With Paul Lieberman

Read "Take Five With Paul Lieberman" reviewed by Paul Lieberman

Meet Paul Lieberman:
After a session at Mickey Hart's, Gil Evans noted to Airto Moreira: “everything he plays sounds right," and David Sanborn responded to a show in New York with a surprise kiss. Saxophonist and flutist Paul Lieberman's 2011 CD ibeji features a number of legendary musicians: Rufus Reid and Nilson Matta on ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Paul Lieberman's new 2011 CD "ibeji" released!

Paul Lieberman's new 2011 CD "ibeji" released!

ibeji features a number of legendary musicians: Rufus Reid & Nilson Matta on bass, Duduka da Fonseca, Tim Horner, and Allman Brothers co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jaimoe on drums, Joel A. Martin on piano, and Eugene Friesen on cello. The CD looks at Brazilian music and American jazz as twin children of Mother ...