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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Lauren White: Life in the Modern World

Read "Life in the Modern World" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Vocalist, actress, producer.... Lauren White does it all. And, as befits a Renaissance artist, she not only excels, but also explores the unique, the compelling and the substantive. With Life in the Modern World she and her team of Los Angeles aces do precisely that, delivering 11 fine selections, most lesser-known, but each a certified gem. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

On Her 5th CD, 'Crowded Heart,' Vocalist Judy Wexler Presents New Jazz Standards For The 21st Century

On Her 5th CD, 'Crowded Heart,' Vocalist Judy Wexler Presents New Jazz Standards For The 21st Century

On Crowded Heart, vocalist Judy Wexler presents an anthology of ten jazz compositions by current songwriters that she feels deserve a place in the “new jazz standards repertoire.” Arranged by piano great Alan Pasqua and featuring a band that comprises some of the finest, first-call musicians in Southern California, these tunes are the perfect vehicle for ...

Ernest Turner: My Americana

Read "My Americana" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Ernest Turner could have gone after the Great American Songbook--Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Lerner and Loewe--a repertoire he has learned well. Instead, on My Americana, he turns toward the sounds that reflect how he grew up, music taken from the African-American experience, with tunes from Thelonious Monk, Kenny Kirkland, Stevie Wonder and Fats Waller, along ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tierney Sutton Band: ScreenPlay

Read "ScreenPlay" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A cinematic sweep has long been present in the music of the Tierney Sutton Band, but never before have the stories been so vivid and the colors as striking. With ScreenPlay this long-running group adopts and adapts material from the silver screen, creating high art that's spellbinding and eminently listenable.

In the past, ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

Producer Barbara Brighton Awarded Jazz Hero 2019 By Jazz Journalists Association

In a ceremony taking place on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's (LACMA) Friday Night Jazz Series, Barbara Brighton will be presented with the Jazz Hero Award, given by the Jazz Journalists Association and presented by jazz journalist Kirk Silsbee and 2016 Jazz Hero Edythe Bronston. Barbara Brighton’s lifelong love of ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Eight-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton Debuts At Cafe Carlyle With Bergman, Legrand And Beyond, March 19-23

Eight-Time Grammy Nominee Tierney Sutton Debuts At Cafe Carlyle With Bergman, Legrand And Beyond, March 19-23

Bergman, Legrand And Beyond— Tierney Sutton at the Cafe Carlyle, New York City Tierney Sutton, one of the premier vocalists in jazz today, will be making her debut appearance at Café Carlyle March 19-23. An eight-time Grammy nominee, Tierney Sutton has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” nomination for every album she’s released in the past decade. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Charlie Dennard: Deep Blue

Read "Deep Blue" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Deep Blue by New Orleans pianist Charlie Dennard and his crew is a jambalaya in which Dennard displays fine keyboard skills and a flair for writing melodic tunes.

The kick-off, “St. Charles Strut," is all 'Nawlins frontline contemporized. It is a Dennard original which offers an ear-worm melody that's similar to the first ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

Los Angeles Based Independent Jazz Label, BFM Jazz, Wins Five Grammys

BFM JAZZ is a boutique record label based in Los Angeles that garnered six Grammy nominations and turned them into five wins this past Sunday. In the company’s brief, nine-year existence, they’ve put out 27 projects that have accumulated 17 nominations collectively. In 2018, BFM Jazz released just three projects. All three received nominations and all ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Justin Morell: Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra

Read "Concerto for Guitar and Jazz Orchestra" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist/composer Justin Morell has recorded six albums as a leader, and written several ensemble pieces that featured guitar parts. He found that he enjoyed exploring the guitar's capabilities, so the Concerto was created to focus on the guitar as solo instrument accompanied by a large ensemble in the classical concerto tradition. He joined with his lifelong ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony Monaco: The Definition of Insanity

Read "The Definition of Insanity" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Did you order it? Somebody ordered the party platter, because B3 maestro Tony Monaco is delivering. His music is for all intents and purposes a celebration. With The Definition of Insanity, a reference to doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, he confesses to be under the influence of the ...