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Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh

Read "Honoring Aretha & Timeless Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we remember the legendary Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the second hour and enjoy a sampling of standards with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh plus songs by women who wrote with pianist Jimmy Rowles whose centennial is being celebrated this year.

Playlist Lynne Arriale “Woodstock" from Give Us These Days ...

Seven Women 2018 – Part V

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part V" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

An embarrassment of riches...

Shirley Crabbe
Bridges
MaiSong Music
2018

Vocalist Shirley Crabbe's 2011 debut recording, Home (Self Produced), was very well received, with critic Edward Blanco noting that the singer has, ..."a warm approach to the music, her smooth vocals seem a perfect fit for voicing ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Susan Krebs Chamber Band Releases "Spring: Light Out Of Darkness" On Greengig Music

Susan Krebs Chamber Band Releases "Spring: Light Out Of Darkness" On Greengig Music

Spring: Light Out of Darkness is Susan Krebs’ sixth album as a leader and the second CD project for the Susan Krebs Chamber Band. "Spring" is the follow-up to the Chamber Band’s 2015 acclaimed release, Simple Gifts, taking the chamber band concept even further on this new project. Chamber music is defined as “music composed for small ...

The Susan Krebs Chamber Band: Simple Gifts

Read "Simple Gifts" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

..."some bluesy piano soloing, hoedown string work, and more."

Dan Bilawsky in his AAJ review of Krebs' Simple Gifts

Yes, I think nothing of drawing inspiration from my betters on the AAJ staff when stuck on a review. I had reviewed Everything Must Change (GreenGig Music, 2012), finding the release ...

The Susan Krebs Chamber Band: Simple Gifts

Read "Simple Gifts" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Susan Krebs and her musical friends have been putting together thematically-programmed salon concerts in living rooms and small venues for a number of years. Out of that experience comes Simple Gifts, a salon sampler of sorts that gives the at-home listener a taste of the ideas and arrangements that came about through these performances.

The Susan Krebs Band: Everything Must Change

Read "Everything Must Change" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Baltimore native cum Angelino Susan Krebs is not exactly a wallflower. She has been hiding in plain sight for the past twenty years, being a Jill-of-all-trades in the entertainment arena. She has an impressive onstage (off-Broadway) and television presence in commercials and appearances on programmed cable that include Shameless and Mad Men. She has also made ...

The Susan Krebs Band: Everything Must Change

Read "Everything Must Change" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Appraising a jazz singer, male or female, is never easy; there are so many variables to consider. First, of course, is the voice, which must be lucid and pleasing to the ears. Respect for a lyric is important, as is articulation, which is bound closely to emotion; too little can be seen as tedious, too much ...

NEWS: RADIO

Rockwired.com Announces New Weekly Online Radio Show "Jazzed & Blue"

With the daily online radio show Rockwired Radio Profiles continuing to shine a light on indie music from throughout the U.S. and abroad and the weekly show Aboriginal Sounds' coverage of contemporary Native music, Rockwired.com has been keeping busy. Now, the online radio station will be launching a new weekly online radio series entitled Jazzed and ...