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NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Recent Reading: Books About Jazz In Four US Regions

Recent Reading: Books About Jazz In Four US Regions

After jazz emerged—or coalesced—as a distinct form of music in jny: New Orleans in the early twentieth century, it quickly took hold throughout the world. Jazz musicians developed on every continent, even in countries where the spirit of jazz goes against the grain of politics and culture; a jazz community is emerging in China, not an eventuality that ...

John Daversa: Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles

Read "Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Does the world need another collection of Beatles covers? The same argument could be had about any of the dozens of standards that regularly, sometimes ad nauseam, crop up on new releases. But redundancy is validated each time an Amy Winehouse takes on “Body and Soul" or Avicii reinvents “Feeling Good," and those instances serve as ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The Pops Summer Hits

Cynthia Basinet Remake "All Of Me" Slated To Be One Of The Top Of The Pops Summer Hits

New York, NY: The American songstress, Cynthia Basinet best known for sultry pop jazz combo standards and her iconic version of “Santa Baby" (the only one to receive the seal of approval from Eartha Kitt) has stepped outside of her typical genre and just released a dance remake of John Legend's “All Of Me”. Teaming up with the hot producers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's

Read "A Peter White Christmas at Yoshi's" reviewed by Walter Atkins

A Peter White Christmas featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair
Yoshi's Oakland
Oakland, CA
December 18, 2014

A Peter White Christmas, featuring Rick Braun and Mindi Abair, was a great way to enjoy the holiday season. Both Yoshi's Oakland shows were sold out and the 8 pm show was jam-packed ...

NEWS: RADIO

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint, Never Marilyn Monroe!

The Inspiration Behind The Versions Of "Santa Baby" Remakes... Hint, Never Marilyn Monroe!

Sultry Jazz Pop singer, actress, NOBEL Nominated CYNTHIA BASINET whose ICONIC version of SANTA BABY, that has often be mistaken for Marilyn Monroe all though Marilyn never sang the song, has been the inspiration behind the versions of Santa Baby recorded to date since 2000, whether well-known or not. Cynthia’s one off of Eartha Kitt’s renowned Holiday Tune is a true ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Changamire: Love

Read "Love" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

With Love, Washington DC-based vocalist Changamiré follows up her self-produced 2001 debut Only Human with a new song cycle mainly co-written and produced with Lincoln Ross, who also contributes trombone to several tracks. Changamiré's songs suggest the compositional depth of Roberta Flack. But her voice is not quite so brooding, and sounds more rooted in the ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

What a Wonderful World (of Music)

Read "What a Wonderful World (of Music)" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Wil Blades
Field Notes
Royal Potato Family
2014

It's good to know that no matter how many things change around us, there's still nothing that kicks out the jams like a good old school B-3 organ, guitar and drum trio.

Wil Blades provides an excellent case study ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

An Interview With Wren Marie Harrington

Q: What are your goals as an artist? A: My primary goal as a singer is to deepen the level of understanding of the intentions of songs with my particular voice, and a rich variety of languages and musical idioms. I consider the human voice a crucial element in uniting the listener with the spirit of any ...

Melphi: Through The Looking Glass

Read "Through The Looking Glass" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Melphi is a Dutch quartet, named for the character of Dr Jennifer Melfi, the psychiatrist in The Sopranos. Through The Looking Glass is the band's first album (available only as a download). Alice went through the looking glass: into a fantastic world where nothing was as it seemed and strange, menacing characters appeared as if from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Theresa Grayson Captures Hearts With The Newly Released "Live2love"

Saxophonist Theresa Grayson Captures Hearts With The Newly Released "Live2love"

Houston, Texas: Soul-jazz saxtress Theresa Grayson has the power to grab attention with both her sound and looks, but she will hold your attention with her talent and the dozen songs that comprise “Live2Love,” her sophomore album that was released Tuesday (November 5) on her L2L Records label. Captivating listeners, radio programmers and reviewers with her ...