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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Piano – Emily Bear, Dan Cray, Lisa Hilton, Emmet Cohen, Julien Labro

Read "Piano – Emily Bear, Dan Cray, Lisa Hilton, Emmet Cohen, Julien Labro" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Like jazz vocal releases, piano-led affairs are legion. The jazz piano combo is a format that is difficult to get either bad or good. Here are five recent releases looking for the latter.

Emily Bear Trio
Into the Blue
Edston Records
2015

The immediate charm ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rotem Sivan: For Emotional Use Only

Read "For Emotional Use Only" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A large number of younger jazz guitarists tend to turn their albums into shock and awe campaigns, with aggression, overwhelming force, cutting tones, and electronic gadgets galore firing down on listeners. The work of guitarist Rotem Silvan is a refreshing alternative to that heavy artillery school of guitar.

On his debut--Enchanted Sun (Steeplechase ...

NEWS: EVENT

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

Catherine Russell: A Swing-Jazz Singer Emerges

By Daniel Kassell Catherine Russell
Singers Over Manhattan
The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
New York City, NY
March 30, 2012 At the start of singer Catherine Russell's Jazz at Lincoln Center performance, MC Todd Barkan (Dizzy's Jazz Club Manager), roused the crowd with, “Thank you for all you ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

Catherine Russell at Jazz at Lincoln Center

New York native vocalist Catherine Russell, will be the final performance of the 2011-12 season Jazz at Lincoln Center's Singers Over Manhattan series in The Allen Room, March 30-31, 2012 at 7:30pm & 9:30pm. Born of music royalty, her father, Luis Russell, was Louis Armstrong's long time musical director and her mother, Carline Ray, performed with ...