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Rebecca Parris: 1951-2018

Read "Rebecca Parris: 1951-2018" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

You'll happen my way on some mem'rable day
And the month will be May for a while...

I was never fortunate enough to have met Rebecca Parris in person; but, I was fortunate enough to live in and be a part of the musical universe that surrounded her. That universe was created ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

92Y Jazz In July Festival 2016 Season: July 19-28

92Y Jazz In July Festival 2016 Season: July 19-28

Bill Charlap, Artistic Director. Featuring: Harry Allen, Gene Bertoncini, Anat Cohen, Freddy Cole, Jimmy Greene, Jon Gordon, Dick Hyman, Jon-Erik Kellso, Jeremy Pelt, Ken Peplowski, Houston Person, Renee Rosnes, Carol Sloane, Rossano Sportiello, Warren Vaché, Steve Wilson and More Single Tickets from $52 / Age 35 and Under- $25
212.415.5500 92Y’s 32nd annual Jazz in July festival, ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

Author Gregg Akkerman will be launching the release of his new book, The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (Scarecrow Press, 2012), on the West Coast at a reading event in San Diego, California. The release marks the long-overdue biography of a vocalist best known for his eponymously titled album with the intrepid saxophonist John Coltrane ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 2)

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 2)

No matter how hard singer Carol Sloane worked in the late 1950s, the odds of becoming a nationally known big band singer were against her. Younger audiences no longer found romance in the songs of Tin Pan Alley, and fewer adults were going out to hear music let alone dance. Touring with a big band, even a ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 1)

Interview: Carol Sloane (Part 1)

Carol Sloane is easily the finest jazz singer of the post-jazz era. After getting her start in 1958 with the Larry Elgart Orchestra, Carol experienced a series of Cinderella breaks just as rock was beginning to yank the commercial rug out from under jazz. Had Carol been born five years earlier, she surely would be ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carole Sloane: Dearest Duke

Read "Dearest Duke" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

One of the most fascinating things about Carol Sloane's Dearest Duke is that you can hear every discrete note of every performance on the disc, so spare is the accompaniment and so prominent are the vocals in the mix. Another interesting thing about Sloane's debut effort for Arbors: each number is a ballad. So again, you ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Sloane: Something Cool

Read "Something Cool" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

Carol Sloane has spent more than fifty years as a jazz singer, and she sings with as much sensitivity and feeling as anyone in the business. This album was recorded in 1978 and released the following year; she had made two prior Columbia records in the early ‘60s, and in 1977, two additional albums were released ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Sloane: Romantic Ellington

Read "Romantic Ellington" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ellington at the Millennium. A flood of Ellingtonia has been released in this year of the maestro’s centenary. This is the first completely vocal collection I have come upon (Tony Bennett’s Sings Ellington Hot and Cool not withstanding). Carol Sloane of Hendricks, Lambert, and Sloane fame releases her first recording for the DRG label after several ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Sloane & Clark Terry: The Songs Ella & Louis Sang

Read "The Songs Ella & Louis Sang" reviewed by Jim Santella

In the liner notes George T. Simon tells about the first time he saw Clark Terry perform; it was in a small St. Louis club in 1946, and Simon's original report introduced the trumpeter to Metronome Magazine readers for the very first time. That's a lot of years, and Terry has remained a favorite among jazz ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carol Sloane and Clark Terry: The Songs Ella and Louis Sang

Read "The Songs Ella and Louis Sang" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Carol Sloane and Clark Terry! Can they still cut it? Oh yes. In the liner notes for The Songs Ella & Louis Sang, George Simon says, “After listening to these, Carol's latest recorded sounds, I realize once more how musically and sensitively and clearly she sings -- even better than before-if that's possible! Clark Terry is ...