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Kelley Suttenfield: When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young

Read "When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Although most jazz vocalists would shy away from an album's worth of rock tunes penned by Neil Young, Kelley Suttenfield tackles the task with aplomb on When We Were Young, providing skillful renditions of eleven cuts ranging from the well-known to a couple of the most obscure of Young's compositions. Suttenfield's low-key, insouciant delivery is a ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vocalist Kelley Suttenfield Reimagines Neil Young On When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young

Vocalist Kelley Suttenfield Reimagines Neil Young On When We Were Young: Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young

Kelley Suttenfield is a versatile jazz singer with a warm, intimate voice that’s perfect for her newest project, When We Were Young – Kelley Suttenfield Sings Neil Young (September 13, 2019). The album includes some of Neil Young’s most famous songs, as well as a couple of tunes written but never performed by him. Tackling songs ...

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New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019

Read "New York Japanese Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Peter Jurew

New York Japanese Jazz Festival
Smoke Jazz & Supper Club
New York, NY
June 25-27, 2019

The Japanese people's love for jazz, rock, blues and other forms of music with African-American roots has been well established for decades. Working bands and musicians at all levels of fame regularly make the Land ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra: Dreaming Big

Read "Dreaming Big" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What's that you say? A New York-based Jazz Orchestra as admirable as this one whose recording debut was delayed for more than twenty-five years? There ought to be a law! Well, in this case it wasn't the law but a lawyer who sidetracked the orchestra's debut for so many years. His name is Brett Gold, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The June 16th release of Dreaming Big (GoldFox Records), which marks the recording debut of the Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra and features the compositions of Brett Gold, illuminates a most intriguing jazz odyssey. A star trombonist in high school in his native Baltimore, Gold was steered away from a music career by his parents as ...

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Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen: Spin Cycle

Read "Spin Cycle" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The new ensemble led by Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen is called Spin Cycle. It could, maybe should, have been dubbed The Chameleonic Quartet. Along with the virtuosic sidemen, guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, the ten tracks spin-off varying styles and musical modes, from blues to ballads, punk to funk.

Such catholic ...

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Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn’t. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. Spin Cycle is the new quartet co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and tenor saxophonist Tom ...

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George Walker Petit: Emergence

Read "Emergence" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Guitarist (and bassist) George Walker Petit originally got into the recording side of the music business (in 1979) because he was not hearing in playback or the final product that which he had heard in his mind while he was playing. Along the way he built up quite a reputation as the “go-to" guy who, since ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

New Vinyl-Only Company Uses Innovative New Model To Release World-Class Artists

New Vinyl-Only Company Uses Innovative New Model To Release World-Class Artists

Initial year's membership brings private material by Jack DeJohnette, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Preminger, Don Friedman, Ben Allison and Leo Genovese. Guests include Esperanza Spalding, Ted Nash, John Patitucci, Billy Hart and more. "A new kind of record label with a curated repertoire of world class musicians. Newvelle ships six impeccably produced and beautifully packaged vinyl LPs to your ...

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Mort Weiss: Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show

Read "Mort Weiss is a Jazz Reality Show" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

In recent years, life has thrown one obstacle after another at the feet of octogenarian clarinetist Mort Weiss. Divorce, loss of home, cancer, and hospitalization for a variety of other life-threatening ailments all came at him, threatening to kill his resolve and cut him down. But it would seem that practically nothing is capable of felling ...