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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jazz Martyrs: Along Similar Lines

Read "Along Similar Lines" reviewed by Anya Wassenberg

On Along Similar Lines. So-Cal-based drummer and bandleader Paul Marangoni and a band of veteran musicians offer a tight blend of musicianship, and a high-energy approach that shifts tempos and moods easily. The recording has a nice, fat sound, and production values that capture the music with a sense of the live energy between the players. ...

Radka Toneff: Fairytales

Read "Fairytales" reviewed by Gareth Thompson

Norway's best-selling jazz album ever is also a recording laced with tragedy. Only weeks after its 1982 release, singer Radka Toneff was found dead in the Bygdøy woods, near Oslo. She was aged thirty. The verdict was suicide caused by an overdose of sleeping pills.

Toneff was born in 1952 and by her ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Frank Sinatra: Live From Caesar’s Palace | The First 40 Years

Read "Frank Sinatra: Live From Caesar’s Palace | The First 40 Years" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Frank Sinatra
Live From Caesar's Palace | The First 40 Years
Eagle Rock Entertainment
2017

As the National Academy of Recording Arts so wonderfully puts it: “Frank Sinatra didn't put Las Vegas on the map, but he certainly made it worth the trip." (Sin-atra City: The Story of Frank Sinatra and ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb In Session CD/DVD Coming on Fantasy Records

Glen Campbell/Jimmy Webb In Session CD/DVD Coming on Fantasy Records

Glen Campbell’s recordings of Jimmy Webb’s songs have resulted in timeless, chart-topping hits like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Galveston,” and “Where’s the Playground Susie,” among others. The two have performed countless times together over the years, though recordings of their live appearances have been a scarcity — until now, with the ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

"Stand By Me," Written By Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King, To Receive Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala Event

“Stand By Me,” the song written by Leiber & Stoller and Ben E. King will receive the Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Gala Event to be held at the Marriott Marquee Hotel in New York City on Thursday, June 14, 2012, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jimmy Webb, Singer/Songwriter, Performs at Bull Run Restaurant on October 29

Singer/Songwriter Jimmy Webb is performing at the Bull Run Restaurant in Shirley, Massachusetts on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets to the show are $24 and can be purchased online. Webb is a prolific composer known for a string of hits, including By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Up, Up and Away, the Wichita ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jimmy Webb & the Webb Brothers' "Cottonwood Farm" Gets a U.S. Release Date Via Proper American

Jimmy Webb & the Webb Brothers' "Cottonwood Farm" Gets a U.S. Release Date Via Proper American

Legendary writer of “MacArthur Park," “By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and “Wichita Lineman" teams up with father and sons LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Jimmy Webb, his father Bob Webb, and his sons, The Webb Brothers — Christiaan, Justin, James and Cornelius—debut for the first time as a three-generation family band in Cottonwood Farm, which gets its long-awaited release in the ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jimmy Webb at Largo at the Coronet

It requires a fair amount of chutzpah for any singer to take on songs that have been definitively recorded by Frank Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, Joe Cocker, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel and James Taylor -- even if that singer happens to have written those songs.

Fortunately, songwriter extraordinaire Jimmy Webb showed no deficit of nerve Wednesday night ...