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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

Read "Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution
Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
Brookville, NY
April 10, 2016

Esperanza Spalding doesn't want anybody to fence her in. She's never said it so bluntly, but she doesn't have to: Her music says it for her. During a seventy-five minute staging of Emily's D+Evolution ...

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

Read "The Heart Of Infinite Change" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The Heart Of Infinite Change (Roxboro Entertainment Group), the debut album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama is an intriguing ten-track mix of original compositions and impeccable jazz standards. The album consists of 3 songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, plus one each by Joni Mitchell and Osho with additional lyrics. The balance comes from personalized arrangements ...

Kai Hoffman: Do It While You Can

Read "Do It While You Can" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The visual image, the cover design and the positivity of the album title--Do It While You Can--all point in the general direction of a Good Time about to be had. Singer (and French horn player) Kai Hoffman ensures that a good time is exactly what's on offer, crafting a set of songs that makes the most ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Lantz Trio: Plays Bond

Read "Plays Bond" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

James Bond has a taste for the finer things in life; Aston Martin automobiles, Tom Ford suits, Omega Seamaster timepieces and mysteriously beautiful company from the fairer sex are just a few things that Bond bonds with these days, but jazz, sadly, doesn't make the list. While Monty Norman's famed “James Bond Theme" certainly paints a ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Leah Staci Lewis

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Meet Leah Staci Lewis:

A singer based in Trinidad and Tobago, Leah Staci Lewis has found herself drawn to jazz music and is ready to share her gift with the world.

Instrument(s):

Voice.

Teachers and/or influences?

I've been influenced most strongly by Sarah Vaughan; I love ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sylvia Brooks: Restless

Read "Restless" reviewed by Jim Olin

Part the curtains and turn on the Klieg lights for singer Sylvia Brooks, whose second album, Restless, has the widescreen scope and orchestral sweep of a theatrical production. In fact, the record has the overall feel of a soundtrack for a film yet to be made. However, the kind of Hollywood movie this music recalls is ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Shirley Bassey: Greatest Hits

Read "Greatest Hits" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Riding the tail end of her Propellerhead-ed revival and the never-ending revival of the Bond films, the sassy Ms. Bassey is back with a retrospective of her decades of well-dictioned themes. Bassey plays her trump cards and also bluffs a few hands on tunes ranging from her unrivaled 007 three-fer of “Diamonds are Forever," “Moonraker" and ...