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Content by tag "Ernestine Anderson"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle

Read "Generation Next: Four Voices From Seattle" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Each generation, an insidious notion arises, and is passed about the musical world that jazz music, the only uniquely American art form is somehow experiencing a slow, but certain death. Inevitably, this notion is set aside, and somehow projected forward in time, as a new generation of artists rise to the occasion, not only facilitating the ...

Jeff Rupert and Richard Drexler: Imagination

Read "Imagination" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Saxophonist Jeff Rupert is a YAMAHA performing artist. His credits include recordings and tours with: Diane Schuur, Mel Tormé, Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, and Benny Carter's Grammy winning Harlem Renaissance. Jeff Rupert toured for fifteen years with Sam Rivers; four albums ensued, and from 1997-2002 he toured and recorded with Maynard Ferguson. Rupert is a Pegasus ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

Ballard Jazz Festival Preview: A Seattle Rite Of Spring

The Ballard Jazz Festival, Seattle's most anticipated and community oriented jazz event, will take place May 17-20, and will headline legendary saxophonist, Chico Freeman. Dubbed three decades ago as one of the “young lions" of jazz for his participation in recordings with other "stars to be," such as Wynton Marsalis, Kevin Eubanks, and Paquito D'Rivera, Freeman's career has established ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bill Anschell: Rumbler

Read "Rumbler" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Seattle's eclectic jazz scene has produced a long line of significant voices that have impacted the music on a national and international level. Bill Anschell, as a pianist and composer certainly falls into that category that has produced the likes of Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson, and presently, trumpeter Thomas Marriott. His new Origin Records ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making

Read "Tula's Jazz Club: A Seattle Tradition in the Making" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Life in the Pacific Northwest is hauntingly similar to jazz music itself, from that which is inward, deep in the recesses of our collective soul, to the outward expressionism as a ray of sunlight, an exaltation of joy, harmony expressed in the deep, deep blue of sentient life, and of our enlightened sky. High notes expressed ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe

Read "Vocalist Sinne Eeg at Chris’ Jazz Cafe" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Sinne Eeg Trio
Chris' Jazz Cafe
Philadelphia, PA
March 23, 2016

Sincerity, authenticity, and fidelity to tradition are qualities seriously lacking in what's left of jazz in America today. Computers, unbridled capitalistic exploitation, and a massive field of competing talent have led too many musicians to seek audiences through entertainment, ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Ernestine Anderson, 1928-2016

Ernestine Anderson, 1928-2016

Ernestine Anderson died on Thursday at the age of 87 at a retirement home in Seattle. The singer’s career of more than six decades began in that city when she was a teenager. She went on to be featured with the big bands of Johnny Otis and Lionel Hampton, record the classic album Hot Cargo and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lafayette Harris, Jr.: Bend To The Light

Read "Bend To The Light" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While art often takes cues from life, and life certainly offers up its fair share of trials, tribulations, and dark spells, pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. prefers to emphasize the positive while pouring existential thought into his music.

On Bend To The Light--the seventh offering from Harris over the past twenty-plus years--hope, happiness, and ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Tracy Mothershed

Read "Take Five With Tracy Mothershed" reviewed by Tracy Mothershed

Meet Tracy Mothershed:
I use to listen to my mother play the piano and try to follow her... I would listen to my Grandmother sing and Grandparents dance. My uncle Douglas and I would sing and sing... play records and I would pretend to have a microphone and be a famous jazz singer.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Redmond-Langosch-Cooley: Compared to What

Read "Compared to What" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

In 2003, after I heard Mary Ann Redmond's astonishing voice for the first time, we did an interview here called “On the Verge."

Well, she's still on that verge--at least everywhere outside of the Washington, D.C. area, where she lives. With just a handful of albums to her name, Redmond has won an astounding ...


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