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Cynthia Felton: Cynthia Felton Sings The Nancy Wilson Classics: Save Your Love For Me

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Dr. Cynthia Felton dots all the i's and crosses all the t's when putting together an album. She's a detail-oriented singer with enough smarts, business savvy, and musical skill to pull off whatever type of project she wants to pursue, be it a salute to a woefully under-appreciated figure like Oscar Brown Jr. or a tribute ...

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Cynthia Felton: Freedom Jazz Dance

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Cynthia Felton has released two exceptionally well-conceived concept recordings in Afro Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown (Self Produced, 2009) and Come Sunday: The Music of Duke Ellington (Self Produced, 2010). She makes a partial break with this refined focus to release a collection of personal favorite standards on Freedom Jazz Dance. Like her two previous ...

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Carol Robbins: Moraga

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While the harp is often pigeonholed as an instrument that belongs in the confines of classical music, artists like Carol Robbins, Zeena Parkins and Edmar Castaneda are helping to change public perception about this topic. Castaneda has created rhythmically engaging music that's high on excitement, and Parkins is constantly breaking barriers by invading every area, from ...

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Cynthia Felton: Freedom Jazz Dance

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Vocalist/academic Cynthia Felton established herself right out of the gate with two artist-specific tribute albums that were stacked with A-list guests and highlighted her supple and soulful vocals. Felton's debut--Afro Blue: The Music Of Oscar Brown (Self Produced, 2009)--was a welcome nod to an underappreciated figure in jazz, and her journey through the world of constantly ...

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Cynthia Felton: Come Sunday - The Music of Duke Ellington

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Un disco del genere è di quelli che ci fa chiedere dove va il jazz oggi. Sia per la musica che contiene che per le modalità di produzione. L'ennesima autoproduzione (di questi tempi sempre più numerose). Ma stavolta con ben quattro sezioni ritmiche più ospiti, voce registrata ai Capitols Studios di Hollywood ed un grande lavoro in ...

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Cynthia Felton: Come Sunday: The Music Of Duke Ellington

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Vocalist Cynthia Felton turned a lot of heads with her debut, Afro Blue: The Music Of Oscar Brown Jr. (Self Produced, 2009), and her sophomore effort is bound to gain even more attention. While Brown is an important, if often overlooked figure, Felton ups the ante with her honoree of choice here.

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Cynthia Felton: Come Sunday: The Music of Duke Ellington

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Dr. Cynthia Felton made quite the splash with her self-produced debut, Afro Blue: The Music of Oscar Brown, Jr. (2009). In the spirit of well-assembled theme recordings like Karrin Allyson's Ballads: Remembering John Coltrane (Concord, 2001) and Todd Bishop's Pop Art 4 disc, 69 Annee Erotique, Afro Blue is a solid look at a master's craft ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 20, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks177Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)256165+9117415256Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)223170+5306024341James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)210195+1505715435The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)201199+205035593Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)184155+2905534612Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)181221-4015518769Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)148167-1904664884Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)147157-1004011091331Hadley Caliman & Pete Christlieb Reunion (Origin)133129+404794102429Stanley Clarke Stanley Clarke Band (Heads Up)13275+57059214111010Curtis Fuller ...

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JazzWeek Radio Chart: September 6, 2010

TWLW2WArtistTWLWMoveAddRptsPeakWks1326James Moody Moody 4B (IPO)228176+5215413212Tamir Hendelman Destinations (Resonance)210220-100591638—Conrad Herwig The Latin Side Of Herbie Hancock (Half Note)191136+5515132424Kenny Burrell Be Yourself (HighNote)188195-7052185715The Marsalis Family Music Redeems (Marsalis)176152+2424953631—Steve Turre Delicious & Delightful (HighNote)16878+90552627125Esperanza Spalding Chamber Music Society (Heads Up)160120+4025553856Amina Figarova Sketches (Munich)157164-704845930—Freddy Cole Freddy Cole Sings Mr.B (HighNote)14879+69242921043Curtis Fuller I Will Tell Her (Capri)143173-300401121167Michael Dease Grace (JLP)122153-3104448121615Adam Schroeder ...

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Cynthia Felton: Afro Blue - The Music of Oscar Brown Jr.

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Ormai anche per le autoproduzioni si fanno le cose in grande, basta dare uno sguardo ai tanti protagonisti che accompagnano Cynthia Felton. Altro che musicisti da studio! Qui ci sono, coinvolti di volta in volta in brani resi famosi da Oscar Brown Jr., nomi importanti di quello che è il jazz contemporaneo, impegnati a rendere efficaci gli arrangiamenti ...