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Wild Is Love - Celebrating Nat King Cole's Centennial

Read "Wild Is Love - Celebrating Nat King Cole's Centennial" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

We take a brief detour in the middle of Women's History Month to celebrate the centennial of Nat “King" Cole in the second hour and play some of the songs he was famous for. The show also includes new releases from guitarist/vocalists Camila Meza, John Pizzarelli, and trumpeter Samantha Boshnack with more birthday shout outs to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Cheryl Bentyne / Mark Winkler: Cheryl Bentyne / Mark Winkler: West Coast Cool

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In 2010, veteran Los Angeles singer/lyricist Mark Winkler joined forces with the Manhattan Transfer's lead singer, multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Cheryl Bentyne, playing the music of the '50s and '60s commonly known as West Coast Jazz at venues throughout California and elsewhere. West Coast Cool is this remarkable duo's music-only version of their live show, turning its ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

"72 DAYS - The Kim Kardashian Blues" by Marilyn Harris

Marilyn Harris' new song is getting all kinds of attention from jazz fans who appreciate her biting humor and swingin'-time, ribbing the “reality" stars' marital hijinks!


About Marilyn Harris Singer-pianist-songwriter Marilyn Harris boasts an enviable jazz pedigree. After studying composition with Hale Smith at UConn and film scoring with Ray Wright and Manny Albam ...

Jack's Gone! No He Isn't; Yes He Is; No He Isn't...!

Read "Jack's Gone! No He Isn't; Yes He Is; No He Isn't...!" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As I sat down to write this month's column, word came that trumpeter Jack Sheldon had died. No sooner had I written a few words about that when word came that trumpeter Jack Sheldon had not died. After some back-and-forth on the internet (is he or isn't he?), the last report, it seems, was the true ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Marilyn Harris: The Future Has Arrived

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The title track to pianist/vocalist Marilyn Harris' Future Street (Wrightwood, 2004) details that magical avenue where all things are possible, where potential is realized, and where dreams can come true. Listening to her follow-up Round Trip (Wrightwood, 2006), a compilation of twelve songs featuring powerhouse arrangements and ten original compositions, it's clear that the future has ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marilyn Harris: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Jim Santella

With her heart stuck on jazz for keeps, Marilyn Harris sings this program of originals, plus two chestnuts, with the authenticity of a life-long veteran. She knows. Big band arrangements by Mark Wolfram give the session such a flair that its memory lingers on long after the disc has completed its spin. Wolfram fashions the big ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marilyn Harris with the LA Jazz All-Stars Big Band: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Marilyn Harris is that rare musical commodity who can write funny and clever songs in the tradition of Dave Frishberg, Bob Dorough (who appears on this album) and Mose Allison, among others. She also writes “serious" songs that tell a story (eg. “That Afternoon in Harlem," which specifically relates to a jazz environment, or “Letting Go," ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marilyn Harris: Round Trip

Read "Round Trip" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Round Trip would be a great record with the LA Jazz All-Stars Big Band alone. As a bonus, we get a terrific singer/songwriter, Marilyn Harris, who wrote or co-wrote ten of the album's dozen selections and uses her pleasing midrange voice and effervescent personality to amply and enliven every one of them.

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marilyn Harris: Future Street

Read "Future Street" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Future Street is an outstanding new vocal package from West Coast jazz singer/songwriter Marilyn Harris. First, a brief word about the music. The most adventurous jazz singers will take a jazz standard from the past (e.g. a Wayne Shorter Blue Note classic, a Coleman Hawkins composition from the 1940s, etc.) and set original lyrics to the ...