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Content by tag "Rosemary Clooney"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

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, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. Aaron Parks
Find the Way Aaron Parks: piano, Ben Street: double bass, Billy Hart: drums. For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks—following the solo release Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest”—the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio featuring bassist Ben ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kristin Korb: Beyond The Moon

Read "Beyond The Moon" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While Johnny Mercer's place in history has been acknowledged time and again, album-length tributes to the legendary lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, and Capitol Records founder aren't as common as you might think. Yes, there are gems in that category (and/or compilations) from vocal icons like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Rosemary Clooney; oddities that fit ...

Ned Kelly's Last Stand, Hong Kong

Read "Ned Kelly's Last Stand, Hong Kong" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Most guides to Hong Kong list the genre melding Fringe and Bert's and the loungish Blue Room among the city's jazz venues. Very few mention “Ned Kelly's Last Stand." The oldest Hong Kong pub has presented live music sessions from the start. Among those who have graced its stage include vocalist Rosemary Clooney, saxophonist Charlie Barnet ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Half-Dozen Rosemary Clooneys

Half-Dozen Rosemary Clooneys

Rosemary Clooney was a bandleader's singer. On record, she could swing, she had intonation and she sounded extraordinarily relaxed and comfortable with herself, which is partly why Bing Crosby loved her so much. The other part is she seemed fun to be around. But it was on television where the rest of the nation fell in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rigmor Gustafsson: When You Make Me Smile

Read "When You Make Me Smile" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il primo aggettivo che viene in mente ascoltando il nuovo disco di Rigmor Gustafsson è “seducente."
Tredici brani, scritti quasi tutti dalla cantante svedese, che si sviluppano secondo i modelli del jazz vocale anni cinquanta/sessanta: un paio di blues, molte ballad, una bossa nova, qualche episodio soul, un classico del pop. In Italia è ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release By Austin Vocalist, Dena Taylor

New Release By Austin Vocalist, Dena Taylor

Dena Taylor has released the first of two new jazz singles. She's chosen, “Love - You Didn't Do Right By Me," as the first to launch. This Iving Berlin classic was made famous for being sung by the artist he wrote it for, Rosemary Clooney, and for its use in the Christmas movie staple, White Christmas. This track ...

ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Notable and Nearly Missed 2014

Read "Notable and Nearly Missed 2014" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

As I have grown older, I have come to the startling and disheartening realization that I will not be able to read all the books there are, and, more importantly, listen to all the music there is (much less write about it). I otherwise appreciate a finite lifespan, but not when it comes to books and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rosemary Clooney: CBS, 1955-61

Rosemary Clooney: CBS, 1955-61

I never fully got Rosemary Clooney. I always felt she sounded a little too stuffy—like someone who lives at home and on Saturday nights belts from the window of her family apartment in the old neighborhood. Her voice was a bit too husky and sincere for me—like Judy Garland with a cold. Yet arrangers, musicians and ...


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