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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lyn Stanley: The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1

Read "The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

With release of her various audiophile editions (LP, CD, reel-to-reel) of The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1, Lyn Stanley brings into clear focus the driving forces behind her previous three releases: Lost in Romance (A.T. Music, LLC, 2011); Potions: From the '50s (A.T. Music, LLC, 2014); and Interludes (A.T. Music, LLC, 2015). These forces include: one, reestablishing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Mike Garson: David Bowie Always Chose Good Musicians

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By comparison, rarely anyone has ever had as diverse career within the music business as pianist Mike Garson. A jazz pianist and a teacher, he went to become one of singer David Bowie's most trusted and longest working sideman. At the start of the '70s, he was touted to Bowie and The Spiders from Mars who ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

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Budapest Music Center
European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases
Budapest, Hungary
September, 24-27, 2015

The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre

Read "Helen Sung at the Howard Brubeck Theatre" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Helen Sung
Howard Brubeck Theatre, Palomar Community College
Steinway Series
San Marcos, CA
May 17, 2015

Helen Sung closed out Palomar College's first annual Steinway Series in the newly remodeled Howard Brubeck Theatre with a stunning display of solo jazz piano that not only provided a resounding close to the new ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nnenna Freelon Live At The Saville Theater, San Diego

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Nnenna Freelon
Saville Theater, San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
November 9, 2010

Vocalist Nnenna Freelon has enjoyed her share of commercial success over the years (she's been nominated for six Grammy Awards), but not enough to damage her artistic integrity. She's got one hell of a voice, which ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Mike Garson, Long-Time David Bowie Pianist, on "Dreaming the Duke" at Tanglewood Jazz Fest Sept 5

Mike Garson, Long-Time David Bowie Pianist, on "Dreaming the Duke" at Tanglewood Jazz Fest Sept 5

The unlikely trio of long-time David Bowie pianist, Mike Garson, classical vocalist Harolyn Blackwell and Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Nnenna Freelon will perform with a double quartet, a single jazz quartet and a string quartet in “Dreaming the Duke” at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival on Saturday, September 5. In a first-of-its-kind production, Garson serves as the arranger, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike Garson: Conversations With My Family

Read "Conversations With My Family" reviewed by Jim Santella

Mike Garson's musical conversations come from deep within. His family, as the closest entity to his heart, deserves to be celebrated in song. So, with his acoustic piano trio and featured guests, he delivers thirteen compositions with brief connecting interludes, to tell his stories in vivid detail and with appropriate moods. There's “The Mystery and the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Renowned Keyboardist/Composer Mike Garson Releases "Conversations with My Family" on Resonance Records

Renowned Keyboardist/Composer Mike Garson Releases "Conversations with My Family" on Resonance Records

Featuring Stellar Cast of Labelmates on this Gorgeously Rendered Project Conversations with My Family, the auspicious new album from celebrated keyboardist Mike Garson debuts on jazz producer, engineer and entrepreneur George Klabin's Resonance Records imprint. This collection of original works, some of them dating back 30 years and others written as recently as during the Conversations ...