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Content by tag "Ella [Fitzgerald]"

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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 ...

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John Beasley: Everyone Loves John

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Keyboardist John Beasley (aka “The Bease" to friends and family) is a musician's musician and one of the busiest professionals in the game. His biography and list of credits are so broad and deep that they could fill an NFL playbook.

If NASA or MIT were to invent a device that could measure creative and ...

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Romain Collin: Unearthing A Sound

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The environment one grows up in is undoubtedly hugely influential in a person's life. Pianist Romain Collins grew up just stone's throw from the site of the Antibes Jazz Festival, and his exposure to some of the greats of jazz there as a youngster may have had a lot to do with his later decision to ...

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Jason Reolon: Raising the Bar

Read "Jason Reolon: Raising the Bar" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

South Africa may well be in the midst of its third jazz renaissance. While the late 1950s saw the rise of legendary artists such as Kippie Moeketsi, Abdullah Ibrahim, and Philip Tabane, the early 1990s marked the emergence of trailblazers Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Zim Ngqawana. The past five years have born witness to a surge ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Rusty Taylor: Jazz + Country = Southern Comfort

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Rusty Allen Taylor is an engaging example of a new a new country-jazz, male vocalist. With his touch of country zing, he creates a mix of sweetness and mellowness, on the one hand, and speckles it with dirt, on the other. This bittersweet mix is a parallel to his life and generates a truly unique sound. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream

Read "Tamir Hendelman: Living a Dream" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

One of those “overnight sensations" who's been working steadily for years, Israeli-born pianist and composer Tamir Hendelman has finally caught a rocket. A member of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and the Jeff Hamilton Trio, as well as leader of his own groups, Hendelman is also a first-call arranger and accompanist for some of the best vocalists ...

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Karrin Allyson: Has Jazz, Will Travel

Read "Karrin Allyson: Has Jazz, Will Travel" reviewed by Marcia Hillman

Karrin Allyson is one of the busiest jazz vocalists on the domestic and international scene these days. Starting her musical journey studying classical piano, Allyson discovered jazz and jazz singing in college and thus claimed her future.

Over the years, Allyson has honed her singing, songwriting and piano skills and has recorded twelve CDs, all on ...


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