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Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4

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Days 1-2 | Days 3-4

Sligo Jazz Project
Various Venues
Sligo, Ireland
July 24-29, 2018

July 26, 2018When the wind died down the day turned humid and heavy. Clouds hung low in the sky, grey and oppressive. And as Sligo's people sipped their coffees and settled down at their ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

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In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Sweet Soul Music and the Low Down Dirty Blues at the Montreal Jazz Festival

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

The marquee on Stax Records studio in jny: Memphis, Tennessee reads “Soulsville U.S.A." Although “Soulsville of the North" may be a stretch, for 10 days in July, jny: Montreal turns into a hotbed of Soul, R&B, Funk and the Blues. From the first years ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hart, Scone & Albin: Leading The British Invasion

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The British are coming, the British are coming! No, not the Redcoats with rifles or tide-shifting rock royalty like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and the like. This time, it's the might and music of the English songstress that's landing stateside.

With Leading The British Invasion, this smart and stinging organ trio salutes ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hart, Scone & Albin: Leading The British Invasion

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The Hammond organ trio called Hart, Scone & Albin open up Leading the British Invasion by biting into “Rehab," from the songbook of the late British vocalist, Amy Winehouse. The tune--already dripping soul in its original edition--drips some, with the trio's muscular and propulsive approach.

The British Invasion the trio addresses throughout the set ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Duck Jazz Festival 2017

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The average early October temperature in Duck, NC is in the low to mid 70s, extremely comfortable for an outdoor jazz festival. Add to that the seasonal tourists have all gone home and the summer population of 20,000 is reduced to between 300 and 400 year round residents. Except this past October 8 the thermometer reached ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Guido Michelone: Jazz In Europa

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Jazz in Europa
Guido Michelone
180 pagine
Casa Musicale Eco
2016

Il titolo del nuovo libro di Michelone è quanto mai indicativo. L'autore analizza il jazz nato in Europa esaminandone le forme e le incisioni rappresentative, in una ricerca tesa a metterne in risalto i caratteri peculiari, ovvero l'identità. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Gideon King: New York and Music

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Gideon King is a New York City boy. He was born and raised in the city. He is a composer, guitarist and producer and has worked with some of the finest musicians. He has been involved in projects which cover a range of music genres including pop, funk, jazz and fusion and has produced and collaborated ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Melody Gardot at the Merriam Theater

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Melody Gardot
Merriam Theater
Philadelphia, PA
October 9, 2015

In this highly touted concert, Philadelphia born and bred vocalist Melody Gardot made a return visit to her home town after several years on the road in Europe and other destinations where her stunning voice and soul-stirring original songs have grabbed ...

Amy, The Movie: The Pure Artist, the Singular Voice, and the Fragile Heart of Amy Winehouse

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Amy Winehouse
Amy
Produced by James Gay-Rees, George Pank, Paul Bell
Directed by Asif Kapadia
2015

I attended an advance screening this week of Amy, the Amy Winehouse documentary that was co-sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY) and the New Orleans Film Society. The movie ...