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Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Paul Jost: Breaking Through" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

One of the most endearing moments of jazz vocalist Paul Jost's new solo CD, Breaking Through, in an album of many such moments, is perhaps his chuckle and the “Oh, George," he lets out after a fresh rendition of “Singing in the Rain." Endearing because Jost connects with the listener by the sigh meant for and ...

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Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Breaking Through" reviewed by Peter McLaren

Paul Jost's second outing on Dot Time Records is an eclectic collection of standard repertoire performed in a fresh and exciting manner that leaves no doubt this artist is a creative force that deserves to be added to the list of great male jazz vocalists of all time.

The album opens with a version ...

Jazz Vocals June

Read "Jazz Vocals June" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Andrea Balducci
Bloom
Schema
2012

Italian vocalist Andrea Balducci is so earnestly hip and so perfectly coiffed (he is a lawyer, after all) he is almost a metaphor: a talented metaphor. His debut recording, Bloom is equally hip and coiffed as the singer himself. With a keen ear ...

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Mark Adler: Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Read "Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As one might reasonably deduce from its title, this isn't a big band album as such (even though it employs a full orchestra), but theme and background music for the film of the same name, scored and in some cases composed by Emmy Award-winning writer Mark Adler. It's an eclectic mix, as most film scores are, ...

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Mark Adler: Marilyn Hotchkiss

Read "Marilyn Hotchkiss" reviewed by Jim Santella

Film soundtracks that rely on jazz for their impressions give the viewer plenty of color, all in one package. Somber moods, romantic scenes, lively conversations and even dramatic sequences can be interpreted through jazz, giving films a touch of class and bringing them closer to our hearts. It sure beats some kind of programmed theme music ...