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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Seven Women 2018 – Part II

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

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Nina Simone
Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles
Bethlehem Records
2018

Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles is a tidy summation of the first recordings made by vocalist/pianist Nina Simone. According to the liner notes, these selections, the singles releases ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer/Songwriter/Poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) Releases "Christmas Time is Here" (and Chanukah and the Solstice) November 8 on Piece of Pie Records

Singer/Songwriter/Poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) Releases "Christmas Time is Here" (and Chanukah and the Solstice) November 8 on Piece of Pie Records

A hip and heartwarming take on the holidays, Christmas Time Is Here (and Chanukah and the Solstice) from singer and poet Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) offers jazz, jazz-soul, and orchestral versions of Christmas standards, Jewish music, and originals that riff on the season. Lisa's fifth full-length CD is the first with mostly cover songs—sung with even ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lisa Bernstein: Free Me for the Joy

Read "Free Me for the Joy" reviewed by Dave Hughes

Lisa B's Free Me For the Joy has a contemporary feel, a mixture of live band on some cuts, and programmed background on others. The entire program consists of Lisa B originals, with the exception of “Trane's Ride," which uses Trane's “Naima" in the background. They're devoid of cliche and formula, and most tunes have thoughtful, ...