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Nat King Cole Trio: Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 43 - Zurich 1950

Read "Swiss Radio Days, Vol. 43 - Zurich 1950" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nat King Cole means two very different things to two different segments of the music-loving populace today. To those simply plugged into popular culture he's the golden-voiced baritone crooner, debonair and delightful as can be while travelling over the airwaves. But to those steeped in jazz history he's known as a mighty and true pianist, throwing ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist

Read "Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ralph Towner is a rather atypical figure in the vast world of jazz guitar. His instruments of choice are the classical guitar, which when he started, in the '60s, was played almost exclusively by guitarists related to Brazilian music like Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida and Bola Sete, and the 12-string guitar, very common in the folk ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

All About Jazz is celebrating Nat “King" Cole's birthday today!

Nat King Cole was one of the most popular singers ever to hit the American charts. A brilliant recording and concert artist during the 40\'s, 50\'s and 60\'s, he attracted millions of fans around the world with a sensitive and caressing singing voice that was ...

Joe Bourne: Upbeat And Sweet

Read "Upbeat And Sweet" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

"Upbeat And Sweet" is a pretty good summary of the feel of this collection of songs from mellow jazz vocalist Joe Bourne. But the subtitle is even more telling: “Jazz-infused classic rock & pop songs." None of these songs come from the canon of the Great American Songbook, and many of them seem downright unlikely choices ...

Lee Morgan On Music Matters

Read "Lee Morgan On Music Matters" reviewed by Greg Simmons

Somewhere up in the sky there's a pantheon of jazz legends. Lee Morgan rightfully has a seat in the top tier, and the jam must be extraordinary.

Morgan hit the scene in 1956, an obvious prodigy who'd scored two triumphs at the tender age of eighteen: a standing gig in Dizzy Gillespie's big band ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Stephanie Jordan Begins Residency At Jazz Live Hyatt As Featured Artist

Stephanie Jordan Begins Residency At Jazz Live Hyatt As Featured Artist

Join Jazz Live at Hyatt every Friday and Saturday beginning on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4, 2017 as they present Stephanie Jordan as the featured performer for a year-long engagement at Hyatt Regency New Orleans. The Stephanie Jordan Ensemble will do two sets nightly performing jazz standards made popular from the likes of Abbey Lincoln, ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Calling Ra, Mr. Sun Ra your rocket ship is ready

Read "Calling Ra, Mr. Sun Ra your rocket ship is ready" reviewed by Mark Corroto

How prophetic is it that we now live in the second century of Sun Ra's earthly existence? Born (maybe) in Alabama 1914, Herman Poole Blount became the pianist, arranger, band leader, poet, and can we say prophet(?) we know as Sun Ra. He was both a man of his times and a messenger from the space. ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Allan Harris at SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club

Read "Allan Harris at SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Allan Harris
SMOKE Jazz & Supper Club
New York, NY
September 28, 2016

Allan Harris was born in Brooklyn to a tight-knit family that loved music. His mother was a classical piano prodigy who grew up in Harlem and graduated in the first class of the High School Of Performing Arts, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Nat King Cole and Frankie Laine

Nat King Cole and Frankie Laine

By the time Frank Sinatra arrived at Capitol Records in March 1953, Nat King Cole had been with the label since its start in 1942. During those years, in the mid-1940s, Cole set the standard for the relaxed, swinging jazz singer, starting with his appearance in the 1944 film Swing in the Saddle, singing By the ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

Jazz Musician of the Day: Nat "King" Cole

All About Jazz is celebrating Nat “King" Cole's birthday today!

Nat King Cole was one of the most popular singers ever to hit the American charts. A brilliant recording and concert artist during the 40\'s, 50\'s and 60\'s, he attracted millions of fans around the world with a sensitive and caressing singing voice that was ...


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