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Content by tag "Louis Prima"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Swingadelic: Mercerville

Read "Mercerville" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Swingadelic loves a good tribute. This little big band's first date for Zoho was all about Duke--Pearson, not Ellington--and its second set on that imprint focused on the music of New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint. Now the group has set its sights on another singular figure, taking a trip to Johnny Mercer country with positive results. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Vanessa Racci, A Stunning New Pop-Jazz Voice  Gives Italian-American Classics A Jazz Spin On Debut Recording "Italiana Fresca"

Celebrates With One Night Only
Performance New York City’s Birdland
June 4th, 2017/6 PM
315 West 44th St.
New York, NY 10036
212-581-3080 On her debut recording Italiana Fresca, scheduled for release on May 19, 2017, sultry songstress Vanessa Racci takes a fresh approach to classic pop, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tim Davies Big Band: The Expensive Train Set

Read "The Expensive Train Set" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tim Davies, who led a big band in his native Australia before relocating to Los Angeles in 2000, reprises that experience on parts of The Expensive Train Set, returning home to supervise his Melbourne ensemble on four selections, presiding over his Los Angeles-based band on four others, and somehow managing to blend the two groups together ...

NEWS: RECORDING

"Cheerin' Up The Universe," New CD By Trumpeter/Vocalist Bob Merrill, Due For Sept. 4 Release By Accurate Records

"Cheerin' Up The Universe," New CD By Trumpeter/Vocalist Bob Merrill, Due For Sept. 4 Release By Accurate Records

Trumpeter/vocalist Bob Merrill has had an amazingly varied career in and around music—mentored by his late father-in-law Joe Bushkin, Jaki Byard, and Red Rodney; starting and operating Hip Pocket Recording Studios in jny: New York City; and recording as a leader himself. Cheerin’ Up the Universe, his new CD and fourth to date, is being released ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian-American Experience

Read "Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian-American Experience" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian-American Experience
Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter
384 Pages
ISBN: #978-1-60461-089-5
Bella Musica Publishing
2015

In this meticulously researched and anecdote-included work, authors Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter present a truly fascinating perspective on both the history ...

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Danny Bacher at the Metropolitan Room on June 16, 25, 26, 28

Upcoming Debut CD Swing That Music! Advance EP features: Warren Vache, Bill Goodwin, Ray Drummond, Howard Alden, Houston Person & Cyrille Aimee! Danny Bacher - vocals, soprano sax
Jason Teborek - piano
Dean Johnson - bass
Tim Horner - drums
Warren Vache - cornet
Jay Rodriguez - tenor sax ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

A book by Bill Dal Cerro and David Anthony Witter. Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Louie Bellson, Lennie Tristano, Tony Bennett, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, and Joe Lovano: These are just some of the hundreds of musicians of Italian descent whose talents have enriched jazz. Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica is more than just a book about jazz. From ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart

Read "Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Even for a musician who has been playing and singing since age six, Paul Jost has just come through one exceptional year.

First, he released his debut with The Jost Project, Can't Find My Way Home (2013, Dot.Time Records), featuring the leader on vocals, harmonica and guitar, with drummer Charlie Patierno, double bassist Kevin ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Documentary: Louis Prima

Documentary: Louis Prima

Louis Prima goes back further than you think. Born in New Orleans, his first surge of popularity came in the 1930s, when he was a trumpeter-bandleader with a swinging singing voice. He wrote Sing, Sing Sing, which sounds just like him once you know it came from his pen. In the 1940s, Prima leveraged his heritage ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Birmingham: The Pedigree Jazz Band, Tony Bennett, The Fat Chops Big Band

Read "Live From Birmingham: The Pedigree Jazz Band, Tony Bennett, The Fat Chops Big Band" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Pedigree Jazz Band
Solihull British Legion
September 7, 2014

It's a curious sensation when tributes are paid to revivals of revivals. Down the decades since the original jazz repertoire was established in the 1920s, '30s, and even earlier, there have been a multitude of responses, counter-responses, exhumations and ...


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