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Lili Añel: Another Place, Another Time

Read "Another Place, Another Time" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Lili Añel, one of Philadelphia's premier singer-songwriters, plays and sings with a lifetime's worth of emotion through the six songs on her 2017 EP Another Place, Another Time. Coming twenty years after her recorded debut, and her first release since 2013, Another Place plays on many of Añel's own heartstrings but also resonates with the listener's. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: un americano a Roma

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Ralph Towner rappresenta sicuramente una figura atipica nel vasto mondo della chitarra jazz. In primo luogo per gli strumenti usati: la chitarra classica, che negli anni '60 in ambito jazzistico era utilizzata solamente da musicisti legati alla musica brasiliana come Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida e Bola Sete, e la chitarra 12-corde, che proveniva dal mondo folk ...

Stefania Dipierro: Natural

Read "Natural" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Based in their homeland of Italy, composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Nicola Conte first worked with singer-songwriter Stefania Dipierro in Conte's 1990s collective called Fez. When Fez disbanded, Dipierro moved on to share her rich and succulent voice through a series of other collaborations, while Conte released a series of works in samba-influenced acid-jazz that was acclaimed ...

India to Italy, Brazil to Slovenia–Where WON'T Jazz Go?

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Avataar
Petal
Self-Produced
2016

While growing up in the Northern Ontario mining town of Sunbury, he was known as “Sam." But in his early twenties, Sundar Viswanathan reconnected with his Indian name and heritage, and, through several conservatory courses spanning North Indian classical to Turkish maquam music, ...

Laurin Talese: Gorgeous Chaos

Read "Gorgeous Chaos" reviewed by James Nadal

True talent, like water, will rise and seek its own level. With a lifetime of readiness and recognizing opportunity, vocalist Laurin Talese brings a natural sense of self-awareness into Gorgeous Chaos, her riveting debut as a jazz chanteuse.

The acapella gospel tinged phrasing that Talese conveys on the opening “Someone To Watch Over Me," ...

Stan Getz

Read "Stan Getz" reviewed by Mark Barnett

The story of Stan Getz (1927-1991) has to begin with Lester Young. Before Young, tenor sax players seemed awash in testosterone. Their sound was full, rich, deep, blown hard out of the instrument's lower registers, with emotion pouring out in lavish swoops and honks. Then along came Lester. In the post-war 1940s, he invented a new ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Getz/Gilberto '76

Getz/Gilberto '76

Stan Getz wasn't comfortable with the bossa nova. When he flew down to Washington, D.C., from New York in February 1962 with Verve producer Creed Taylor to record Jazz Samba, he did it as a favor to Creed. Guitarist Charlie Byrd needed a big name on the album to help give ita shot at the Billboard ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Fernanda Cunha: Olhos De Mar

Read "Olhos De Mar" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The Brazilian sounds, Samba and Bossa Nova, washed over the United States like a wave in the early sixties. American saxophonist Stan Getz, in his collaborations with Brazilian artists Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, on Getz/Gilberto (Verve Records, 1962) and American guitarist Charlie Byrd, on Jazz Samba (Verve Records, 1962) can take a good deal ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Terry Klinefelter Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble: Philadelphia Songbook Vol. 2

Read "Terry Klinefelter Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble: Philadelphia Songbook Vol. 2" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Terry Klinefelter Instrumental and Vocal Ensemble
Philadelphia Songbook Vol.2 American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA
September 10, 2015

At the outset of a busy weekend of jazz events in Philadelphia, this concert directed by versatile pianist- composer-arranger Terry Klinefelter was an amalgam of two musical genres: straight-ahead mainstream jazz and rhythm-and-blues, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brian Pareschi: And the BP Express

Read "And the BP Express" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For his debut recording as leader, New York-based trumpeter / composer / arranger Brian Pareschi has assembled an octet, named it the BP Express and charged it with breathing life into seven of his original compositions and dazzling arrangements of Frank Loesser's “I Believe in You" and the Johnny Green standard “I Cover the Waterfront." The ...


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