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Improvising Trio: Manna for Thought

Read "Manna for Thought" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This is the house that Ornette Coleman built some 60 years ago. Guitarist Dom Minasi and his like-minded colleagues, vocalist Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Ras Moshe, show that the free jazz tradition is very much alive as we approach the third decade of the new millennium. Minasi has for the past 20 years, progressed further into ...

Practice, Do You? Part 2-3

Read "Practice, Do You? Part 2-3" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Continued from Part 1

I began studying the guitar when I was seven years old. I hated my teacher and I didn't practice much, but when I changed teachers' and I went to Joe Geneli, I regained a love for the guitar that I first had when I was four years old when I ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven

Read "Jorge Sylvester Ace Collective: Spirit Driven" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

In a 1967 interview with Jazz & Pop magazine, John Coltrane stated: “I know that there are bad forces, forces put here that bring suffering to others and misery to the world, but I want to be the force which is truly for the good." In his lifetime and beyond, Coltrane has inspired artists to infuse ...

A Small Dream in Red: In the Language of Dreams

Read "In the Language of Dreams" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Singer Nora McCarthy and saxophonist Jorge Sylvester constitute one of the most creative duos in today's jazz scene. Their group, A Small Dream in Red (named after painter Vassily Kandinsky's 1925 masterpiece), made a deep impression with its eponymous 2005 Sundown Jazz debut. McCarthy and Sylvester continue to mine their rich vein of creativity with In ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland

Read "31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland" reviewed by Matt Marshall

31st Annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio
April 15-25, 2010

In its 31st offing, the Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland followed a familiar yet engaging formula. One that, over the years, has made it the largest music festival in Ohio and the largest educational jazz festival in the country. The clinics and workshops for ...

NEWS: RADIO

Nora McCarthy NY Jazz Vocalist Joins UK Jazz Radio

Nora McCarthy NY Jazz Vocalist Joins UK Jazz Radio

UK Jazz Radio has announced that Nora McCarthy, an important force in the advanced New York jazz vocal scene, has joined the Presenter team at the 24 hour jazz radio station.

Nora McCarthy is a highly original singer, lyricist, composer, poet and educator. She and her various groups work at the top jazz venues in ...

NEWS: EVENT

Nora McCarthy Celebrates "Circle Completing" at the Metropolitan Room

Nora McCarthy Celebrates "Circle Completing" at the Metropolitan Room

CIRCLE COMPLETING CD RELEASE SHOWCASE

Nora McCarthy, voice
John di Martino, piano
Jeffrey Carney, bass
Tony Jefferson, drums

FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
One Incredible Show! 9:45pm $20 THE METROPOLITAN ROOM
34 WEST 22nd Street (between 5th & 6th Aves.)
New York, NY 10010

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NEWS: RECORDING

Nora McCarthy Releases an Exquisite Duet CD

Nora McCarthy Releases an Exquisite Duet CD

Known as a brilliant improviser with a warm and highly expressive voice, Nora McCarthy will release her newest recording, Circle Completing, January 15, 2009. The set of duets with pianist John di Martino sums up Ms. McCarthy’s colorful story so far, is a tribute to the legendary singer Jimmy Scott, and is a consistently surprising look ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nora McCarthy/Jorge Sylvester: A Small Dream in Red

Read "A Small Dream in Red" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

A Small Dream in Red is a new CD as well as the name of the group composed of vocalist Nora McCarthy and alto saxophonist Jorge Sylvester. Inspired by painter Wassily Kandinsky's 1925 masterpiece of the same name, A Small Dream in Red is a joy of dynamic interplay between two diverse talents. McCarthy's roots include ...