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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kip Hanrahan: Crescent Moon Waning

Read "Crescent Moon Waning" reviewed by Vic Albani

Dopo tre anni di gestazione, crowdfounding e il classico perfezionismo che lo ha sempre contraddistinto (il disco è stato in realtà registrato da luglio 2015 a dicembre 2016) con uno strano scadenzario di pubblicazione si può finalmente dire a dicembre 2018 che il nuovo lavoro discografico di Kip Hanharan è finalmente disponibile in tutto il mondo. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jacob Duncan: It's Alright To Dream featuring JD Allen

Read "It's Alright To Dream featuring JD Allen" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In many instances, saxophone summits are ballsy blowouts steeped in performing jazz standards, especially when the hornists are used to leading their own bands, and they just want to get down to business in the studio. But such is not the case here, thanks to superb Louisville, KY-based saxophonist Jacob Duncan's (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) original ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton Shifts Perspectives Of Life, Music, And Art On Upcoming Release, "Kaleidoscope"

Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton Shifts Perspectives Of  Life, Music, And Art On Upcoming Release, "Kaleidoscope"

Like a kaleidoscope shifting its colorful pieces to create a new vision of a well-known view, pianist/composer Lisa Hilton blends the ever-changing elements of modern and traditional jazz on her 16th release to date. Kaleidoscope (available March 11 on Ruby Slippers Productions) is Hilton's answer to viewing our world and lives with a new perspective. Although Hilton has been a ...

Take Five with Lisa Hilton

Read "Take Five with Lisa Hilton" reviewed by Lisa Hilton

Meet Lisa Hilton:
Pianist Lisa Hilton is driven to compose. Her compositions--rich in blues inflections and soul--make precise use of harmony and rhythm, welcoming audiences into a unique exchange between composer and listener, a human intersection where magic happens. The result is a fresh sound that is evocative, engaging and infused with 21st century ...

Lisa Hilton: American Impressions

Read "Lisa Hilton: American Impressions" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Lisa Hilton

American Impressions

Self Produced

2012

The last few years have seen the release of significant jazz recordings celebrating Americana. The majority of these have been devoted to jazz vocals and include: Jacqui Sutton's novel “Frontier Jazz" concept as manifested on her 2010 release Billie & Dolly (Toy Blue Typewriter ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/Composer/Producer Lisa Hilton Releases New Recording "American Impressions"

Pianist/Composer/Producer Lisa Hilton Releases New Recording "American Impressions"

Pianist/composer/producer Lisa Hilton releases new recording AMERICAN IMPRESSIONS featuring J.D. Allen, Larry Grenadier and Nasheet Waits On March 27th, 2012 pianist, composer and producer Lisa Hilton releases American Impressions—her 14th album as a leader and second with her band featuring, J.D. Allen on tenor saxophone, Larry Grenadier on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums. In the spirit ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2011

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases of 2011" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Another year is in the books, but the music created and/or released during these twelve months is still around, continuing to serve as a reminder of jazz's majesty. While some continue to complain that jazz is stagnant or at death's door, the finest albums released in 2011 say otherwise. I had the distinct pleasure of reviewing ...

ARTICLE: DAN'S DEN

Discovering Discover and Doing a Double-Header

Read "Discovering Discover and Doing a Double-Header" reviewed by Dan Morgenstern

It took me only 27 years to discover the annual Discover Jazz Festival in Burlington, VT, but now, having attended part of the 28th, I must say it was about time! Burlington, where Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream was whipped up, is a charming college town. For 10 days in June, the festival dominates the community, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Burlington, Vermont, June 3-12, 2011

Read "Burlington Discover Jazz Festival: Burlington, Vermont, June 3-12, 2011" reviewed by Doug Collette

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival
Burlington, VT
June 3-12, 2011
The mix of anticipation and apprehension at the outset of each year's Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is no doubt something akin to stage fright in the mind of any stage performer, musician or otherwise. Will the string of high-profile events meet audience expectations and generate ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

J.D. Allen: Victory!

Read "Victory!" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many artists seem to move rapidly through different ensemble configurations, as if they're trying to finish off a career to-do list. While it's true that artistic reinvention using various instrumental formats--whether it be an organ group, big band project or Jazz Messengers-style outing--can help an artist gain notice in the trade magazines, using these formats as ...