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Marilyn Scott: Standard Blue

Read "Standard Blue" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

With an album title like this, some may be expecting boilerplate jazz that hews closely to some sort of straight-and-narrow musical orthodoxy. That, however, isn't what you get from vocalist Marilyn Scott. While it's true that Standard Blue is filled with familiar titles, these performances never sound platitudinous.

Scott paints standards with a ...

Marilyn Scott: Standard Blue

Read "Standard Blue" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Vocalist Marilyn Scott is not a new name in music. She has released 14 recording since the late 1980s, including the present Standard Blue. It is odd, then, that she has had so little coverage in these pages. George Harris wrote a revealing piece on her 2006 release, Handpicked (Prana Entertainment), but that is about it. ...

NEWS: RADIO

Rockwired.com Announces New Weekly Online Radio Show "Jazzed & Blue"

With the daily online radio show Rockwired Radio Profiles continuing to shine a light on indie music from throughout the U.S. and abroad and the weekly show Aboriginal Sounds' coverage of contemporary Native music, Rockwired.com has been keeping busy. Now, the online radio station will be launching a new weekly online radio series entitled Jazzed and ...

NEWS: RADIO

Rockwired.Com Announces New Weekly Online Radio Show Entitled "Jazzed And Blue: Profiles In Blues And Jazz" In The Summer Of 2011

(May 11, 2011) With the daily online radio show Rockwired Radio Profiles continuing to shine a light on indie music from throughout the U.S. and abroad and the weekly show Aboriginal Sounds' coverage of contemporary Native music, Rockwired.com has been keeping busy. Now, the online radio station will be launching a new weekly online radio series ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jimmy Haslip: The Honest Endeavor of Making Music

Read "Jimmy Haslip: The Honest Endeavor of Making Music" reviewed by Ian Patterson

When electric bassist Jimmy Haslip joined pianist/keyboard player Russell Ferrante as a sideman on guitarist Robben Ford's recording sessions for The Inside Story (Elektra Records, 1979), he probably wouldn't have wagered much on his and Ferrante's musical partnership lasting 33 years to date, in one of jazz's most durable and best-loved ensembles, the Yellowjackets. Haslip is ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Oasis Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Awards Announced

Oasis Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame Awards Announced

Keyboardist George Duke will be given a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Oasis Contemporary Jazz Awards in San Diego. Posthumous awards will also be handed out to Saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr. and Bassist Wayman Tisdale for its Hall of Fame. A multi-talented musician, Duke has worked with numerous acclaimed artists, spanning numerous genres as a recording ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Marilyn Scott Releases Set of Jazz Standards "Every Time We Say Goodbye"

Marilyn Scott Releases Set of Jazz Standards "Every Time We Say Goodbye"

Although the physical CD is currently only available as a Japanese import, jazz fans can download the album on iTunes or purchase the CD from Marilyn's website, though soon it will also be available on Amazon.com. The 10-song collection is comprised of standards such as the Cole Porter-penned title track, which sets the pace for the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Marilyn Scott's "Everytime We Say Goodbye" in Stores Now!

Marilyn Scott's "Everytime We Say Goodbye" in Stores Now!

Acclaimed jazz diva Marilyn Scott's new CD, Everytime We Say Goodbye is in stores now and also available at her website. To paraphrase from the title of a vintage jazz ballad, “It Was a Beautiful Three Days in August," when singer/songwriter Marilyn Scott fulfilled her long-held dream of recording an acoustic jazz album in New York City ...

Marilyn Scott: Handpicked

Read "Handpicked" reviewed by George Harris

On the heels of her excellent and most jazz-induced 2004 release, Nightcap, Marilyn Scott takes a step back and gives her growing group of fans a remarkable overview of her projection with a set of songs from her ten-year career. The queen of hazel-eyed soul leaves us with an entertaining sampler of her singing, interpretation and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Meet Terri Lyne Carrington

Read "Meet Terri Lyne Carrington" reviewed by Craig Jolley

Drummer/composer Terri Lyne Carrington found her voice early. Unlike other child prodigies she was not transfixed by her early success and has continued to grow musically. Besides her brilliance as a drummer she is now established as a bandleader and producer. She records and tours with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and many others.

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