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A Conversation with Vocalist Abigail Rockwell

Read "A Conversation with Vocalist Abigail Rockwell" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Join me in a conversation with Abigail Rockwell, a talented vocalist whose singing effortlessly tells a unique intimate story to each listener. Her new album, Autumn Noir, is a collection of 12 songs with arrangements that are meticulously executed to preserve the power and intimacy of Abigail's interpretation. Autumn Noir features Abigail Rockwell on vocals, Quinn ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1

Read "Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Even though the name Gil Evans has a hallowed ring these days, the late composer / arranger's music remains for many aficionados an acquired taste. On the other hand, while that is the Gil Evans Orchestra performing on Hidden Treasures, Volume 1, the lion's share of the music brought to light isn't his--Evans wrote only two ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gil Evans Orchestra: Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1

Read "Hidden Treasures - Monday Night Sessions, vol 1" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A tre decenni dalla morte del suo leader, esce il 7 dicembre il nuovo disco della Gil Evans Orchestra finalmente registrato in studio. Com'è noto, sia gli ultimi album della band con l'arrangiatore ancora in vita, sia il postumo Tribute To Gil (Soul Note 1989), con la formazione orfana, erano registrazioni live, spesso acusticamente carenti. Per ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Kiki Ebsen Displays Brains, Courage And A Whole Lot Of Heart Singing Jazz To Honor Her Famous Father

Kiki Ebsen Displays Brains, Courage And A Whole Lot Of Heart Singing Jazz To Honor Her Famous Father

“Scarecrow Sessions,” the critically-lauded homage to Buddy Ebsen, is garnering radio-play led by the single, “If I Only Had A Brain.” Calabasas, California (1 October 2014): Reluctant no more, Kiki Ebsen clicked the heels of her ruby red shoes three times and set off on the yellow brick road armed with the Great American songbook, Broadway show ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Father Knew Best: Kiki Ebsen Records A Jazz Tribute To Her Late Dad, Actor Buddy Ebsen

Father Knew Best: Kiki Ebsen Records A Jazz Tribute To Her Late Dad, Actor Buddy Ebsen

Scarecrow Sessions, due September 30, is comprised of standards and songs associated with her father’s showbiz career; “If I Only Had A Brain” is the No. 2 most added radio single this week. Calabasas, CA: Singer-songwriter Kiki Ebsen stubbornly refused her famous father’s repeated suggestions to learn how to sing jazz standards. Rebelliously she insisted upon forging ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A Constellation Of Friends Helps Keyboardist Patrick Bradley Get Heard

A Constellation Of Friends Helps Keyboardist Patrick Bradley Get Heard

“Can You Hear Me,” due September 23, features guest stars Dave Koz, Rick Braun and Eric Marienthal on the contemporary jazz fusion set produced by Jeff Lorber. Aliso Viejo, CA: To bolster his effort to be heard above the incessant din cluttering our world, keyboardist Patrick Bradley called upon a few high-profile friends on his third album, ...

Tony Kadleck Big Band: Around the Horn

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Tony Kadleck, who has done almost everything one can do on a trumpet, adds the designation big-band leader to his resume with Around the Horn, an impressive debut CD for which he has written all the charts and enlisted a group of the New York area's A-list musicians to interpret them. If leadership is best imparted ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Carol Fredette: No Sad Songs For Me

Read "No Sad Songs For Me" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

The fact that Carol Fredette's CD is going to be a rare treat is suggested by its very first track, the lesser-known Cole Porter gem, “I Am in Love." As arranged with ingenuity and class by bassist/producer David Finck. (who also wrote the wry title track), this jubilant samba makes one thing clear from the jump: ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barry Danielian: Metaphorically Speaking

Read "Metaphorically Speaking" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Trumpeter Barry Danielian seemingly makes a good living as an in-demand session artist via stints with Bruce Springsteen, Barbara Streisand, Billy Joel and many others of note, spanning just about all conceivable music genres. On this solo effort, he garners the support of many New York-based jazz artists. While Danielian doesn't break new ground, the album ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Steve Cole's "Pulse" Beating Strongly

Steve Cole's "Pulse" Beating Strongly

The saxophonist comes full circle on his seventh album, which was released today. Minneapolis, Minnesota (17 September 2013): Deep soul nuances, rhythm & blues grooves, a wall of horns and hooks that pack a wallop are the heartbeat of saxman Steve Cole’s “Pulse,” his seventh album that was released today by Artistry Music. The record that he ...