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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Locke: Love Is a Pendulum

Read "Love Is a Pendulum" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

L'alto livello dimostrato in decenni di attività da Joe Locke come vibrafonista e compositore, sta trovando ampia accettazione da parte di pubblico e critica. Le ultime incisioni -realizzate dopo l'ingresso nella scuderiia Motéma Music -hanno riscontrato alti consensi e molto più avviene per questo progetto: il più convincente, maturo e appassionante da lui realizzato.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Joe Locke's Love Affair with Language

Read "Joe Locke's Love Affair with Language" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

On the surface it's not so easy to spot the common thread unifying the greater fabric of Joe Locke's work. Since arriving in New York City in 1981, and emerging as a notable leader on record in the early '90s, this much-vaunted vibraphonist has developed into a protean performer and composer. Duo sessions with pianists Frank ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Locke: Love Is A Pendulum

Read "Love Is A Pendulum" reviewed by Troy Collins

Since the late '80s vibraphonist Joe Locke, an artist who defies categorization, has performed and recorded with a diverse array of musicians, including Eddie Henderson, Cecil Taylor, and The Beastie Boys. Love Is A Pendulum, his fourth release on the Harlem-based Motema label, features some of Locke's most compelling music to date, the centerpiece of which ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

"Bassbass'n'voicethang" with Special Guest Andrea Wolper

"Bassbass'n'voicethang" with Special Guest Andrea Wolper

WHAT:
Golda Solomon's Po' Jazz...
bassbass'n'voicethang

WHO:
Barbara Sfraga, vox
Christopher Dean Sullivan, bass
Ken Filiano, bass
and special guest poet/vocalist Andrea Wolper

WHERE:
Cornelia Street Cafe

WHEN:
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 pm & 7:00 pm sets ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Sfraga: Timelessness Frozen In Time

Read "Timelessness Frozen In Time" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

New York-based jazz singer Barbara Sfraga is not afraid to take musical steps forward (or sideways) and that shows fully on Timelessness Frozen in Time. Previous albums Oh, What A Thrill( ( Naxos, 1998) and Under The Moon (A440, 2003) have exhibited Sfraga's ability to at least partially deconstruct the Great American Songbook and provide a ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Barbara Sfraga at IAJE

Read "Barbara Sfraga at IAJE" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

With her recent release, Under The Moon, singer/songwriter Barbara Sfraga has proven herself one of jazz’s foremost vocalists. More than willing to step away from standard arrangements and approach multiple genres, Sfraga is not only a talented performer, she’s an innovative arranger.

Catching up with Ms. Sfraga at this year’s International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Sfraga: Under The Moon

Read "Under The Moon" reviewed by Jim Santella

Her teachers early on included Mark Murphy, Sheila Jordan, Sal Mosca, Janet Lawson, and Jay Clayton. No wonder she’s so unique.

Barbara Sfraga is relatively new on the scene. The vocalist began leading her own band in 1990. Under The Moon is her second album. She proved on What A Thrill (Naxos) that her ...

ARTICLE: NITE & DISK

SFRAGMENTS:* Notes on Barbara Sfraga's CD Party/Love-In

Read "SFRAGMENTS:* Notes on Barbara Sfraga's CD Party/Love-In" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of the primo advantages of living near New York Cityï"aside from having a front seat at the Rudy and Hillary showï"is the infinite range of jazz venues. I've climbed up to the boxes in Carnegie Hall and the nosebleed seats at the Y, and down the vertical steps to the underground Village Vanguard. I've been ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Barbara Sfraga: Under the Moon

Read "Under the Moon" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Singer Barbara Sfraga's sophomore effort draws from the artist's strength: retooling well-worn classics into lean arrangements that highlight her mastery of phrasing and rhythm. Although guitarist John McLean adds a bit of spice to several cuts, Sfraga is most at home riffing off her rhythm section that includes drummer Paul Wertico, percussionist Kevin Patrick and bassist ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Barbara Sfraga: Under The Moon

Read "Barbara Sfraga: Under The Moon" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Barbara Sfraga is one of those rare artists who is developing her own voice and style more and more with each recording. Her vocals contain elements of two of my favorite vocalists: Mark Murphy and Kitty Margolis. She is a risk taker that has established her own group sound on this new release. Each member of ...