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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cheryl Bentyne & City of Hope All-Star Jazz Benefit: Hollywood, CA, August 11, 2012

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Cheryl Bentyne & City of Hope All-Star Jazz Benefit
Catalina Jazz Club
Hollywood, CA
August 11, 2012

After kicking off Saturday night's festivities with a hard-charging version of Cole Porter's “It's Alright With Me," a beaming Cheryl Bentyne welcomed Catalina Jazz Club's capacity audience by effusing over the wide array of talent that had assembled ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kathy Kosins: To the Ladies of Cool

Read "To the Ladies of Cool" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Singers June Christy, Chris Connor, Anita O'Day and Julie London were prominent in the 1940s and '50s. Christy, O'Day and Connor all spent time with Stan Kenton's band, while the sultry London became a pinup as well as a big record seller. Popular with both jazz and pop fans, these singers could regularly be heard on ...

Steve Wilkerson & Andrea Baker: Licorice Ice

Read "Licorice Ice" reviewed by Dave Nathan

This is the 6th release from Steve Wilkerson and Andrea Baker for their Dane Records label. This time they work together on a CD that features a formidable of Wilkerson clarinet Earlier albums either had him ignoring the instrument or using it sparingly. But with its renaissance, he adds his name to the those who are ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steve Wilkerson and Joey DeFrancesco: It's a Blues Sorta Thing

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P> It's a Blues Sorta Thing is in the tradition of saxophone/organ combination whose practitioners have included the likes of Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges, Gene Ammons and Brother Jack McDuff, Ben Webster and Groove Holmes. The adventurous, imaginative players on this album take the basic 12 bar blues and extend, expand, twist and put ...