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David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...


2015: The Year in Jazz

Read "2015: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2015 was a curious blend of ups and downs, with glimmers of optimism offset by its losses. Venues opened to great fanfare, but others closed for a variety of reasons. UNESCO's International Jazz Day became firmly entrenched as the exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month activities in April. Daily arts journalism took a hit ...


Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st 2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

Philadelphia Music Alliance To Celebrate Billie Holiday Centennial As 1st  2015 Inductee On Philadelphia Music Walk Of Fame

jny: PHILADELPHIA, PA: As a special birthday gift to the woman widely considered to be one of the greatest vocalists of the 20th century, The Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is proud to welcome Billie Holiday as its newest inductee today on the 100th anniversary of her birth in the City of Brotherly Love. Billie Holiday, ...


Report From the Grammys

Report From the Grammys

Jim Eigo of Jazz Promo Services sent along an email yesterday summing up what he saw and heard at the Grammys last Sunday. He flew out to jny: Los Angeles to represent several Grammy nominees, and he took his two kids, Agnes, 16, and Jamie, 19. I asked Jim if he'd mind if I shared his ...


Annie Lennox: Nostalgia

Read "Nostalgia" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

You can't fault Annie Lennox if she gives the impression Nostalgia is her first swipe at a “serious" jazz record. Back in the 90's she entered the scene as the gender-bending vocalist of the Eurythmics turning out perfect synth pop. Lennox turned 60 this year and along with her closely-cropped grey hair, she displays the full ...


Till Brönner: Rio

Read "Rio" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dischi come questo sono disarmanti. Hanno tutto al posto giusto. Nessuna smagliatura. Non danno, almeno apparentemente, alcun appiglio alle feroci zanne dei critici musicali. C’è un produttore importante, Larry Klein, che garantirebbe per tutto. C’è un’etichetta prestigiosa, la Verve, e una casa discografica multinazionale, la Universal, che proteggono dalle tempeste dei mercati. Poi c’è una pletora di ospiti e ...