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Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III

Read "Seven woMEN 2018 – Part III" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Look what creeped into my monthly column... and herein exist end-of-the-year-recordings...(you decide which ones).

Ben Paterson
That Old Feeling
Cellar Live Records
2018

Everything about pianist/vocalist Ben Paterson's Cellar Live release, That Old Feeling is delightful. This recording is a beautiful throwback, with just a touch of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Singer, Songwriter & Jazz Musician Elizabeth Geyer To Release Long Awaited New Album "The Bridge"

Singer, Songwriter & Jazz Musician Elizabeth Geyer To Release Long Awaited New Album "The Bridge"

“Elizabeth Geyer is a force of nature. An amazing singer and songwriter, original vocalist, wonderful trumpet player and multi instrumentalist. She writes songs directly from the heart!” —Bruce Lundvall, Blue Note Records / EMI An endorsement like that from the man who signed Nora Jones, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis is something to make one sit up ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eva Cassidy: Nightbird

Read "Nightbird" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The late singer/guitarist Eva Cassidy (1963-1996) was a possibility nature did not allow fulfilled. Barely started in what promised to be a successful career, Cassidy died at 33 from malignant melanoma, the same year her notable Live at Blues Alley (Eva Music) was recorded and released. The present Nightbird is the expansion and 20th Anniversary celebration ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Karen Lane

Read "Take Five With Karen Lane" reviewed by Karen Lane

Meet Karen Lane:
Originally from jny: Perth then jny: Sydney and Singapore and has been resident in London for the last 14 years. She has released five albums to rave reviews and played London's most prestigious jazz clubs including Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho and Ronnie Scotts with musicians including Jamie Cullum, Geoff Gascogne, Enzo ...

Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches

Read "Swedish indie label Volenza relaunches" reviewed by Chris Mosey

At the age of 82, Torgil Rosenberg has decided that the time has come to take a back seat in the running his Swedish independent jazz label Volenza.

“It's time for a new generation to take over," he says, “My future role in the company will be a purely advisory one."

NEWS: RECORDING

World Jazz Quartet Veronneau Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of 'Jazz Samba'

50 years ago “bossa nova" was a term barely known beyond Brazil, until in 1963 Jazz Samba, the milestone recording by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd, took the world by storm. In popularizing the seductive, syncopated “bossa" rhythm, it became the only jazz album in history to reach #1 on the Billboard pop chart in March ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice

Read "Erin Dickins: In Her Own Voice" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

It was a long time coming, but for singer Erin Dickins, recording her debut solo album Nice Girls (Champagne Records, 2010) proved well worth the wait.

Several musical lifetimes ago, Dickins was a founding member of Manhattan Transfer and appears on their first album, Jukin' (Capitol, 1971). While she has remained close with Tim Hauser, ...

Take Five with Lynn Veronneau

Read "Take Five with Lynn Veronneau" reviewed by Lynn Veronneau

Meet Lynn Veronneau: Quebec native Lynn Veronneau has been tearing through mid-Atlantic listening venues with her band, “Veronneau," like a force of nature with 50 shows in their first year, a new CD, and shows scheduled for the US, UK and Canada.

As a child in suburban Montreal (Sherbrooke), Veronneau was influenced by the world ...

Cindy Scott: Let The Devil Take Tomorrow

Read "Let The Devil Take Tomorrow" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Cindy Scott is a rare breed of artist--comfortably covering a variety of music, undaunted by genre barriers and walls that scare lesser singers into pursuing a singular line of musical thought. The dozen songs that Scott presents on Let The Devil Take Tomorrow make up a rich smorgasbord of sounds, moving from Brazil to the ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Eva Cassidy: The Voice and the Silence

Eva Cassidy: The Voice and the Silence

I'm used to reading lists of the favorite musicians of young people and not knowing but - maybe - one out of every ten. As opposed to when I was twenty and could name every band in the free world, their members, their albums, who produced their albums, and what session musicians they used, now I ...