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Ginger Berglund & Scott Whitfield: Solitary Moon

Read "Solitary Moon" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The unabridged subtitle of this endlessly charming album is “Ginger Berglund & Scott Whitfield Sing the Johnny Mandel Songbook." For those who were unaware that there is a Johnny Mandel Songbook apart from “Emily," “The Shadow of Your Smile" and “Close Enough for Love," this scintillating summary is a guaranteed eye-(and ear-) opener, lovingly packaged and ...


Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese

Read "Eddie Jefferson: The Scientist of Vocalese" reviewed by Ed Hamilton

Detroit once had a reputation as the “Killer Kapital," but things have changed--Dave Bing, basketball Hall of Famer is Mayor and is striving to clean up the city. But 32 years ago, actress Brenda Vaccarro and altoist Richie Cole witnessed the drive-by shotgun slaying of the architect of Vocalese, Eddie Jefferson, at Bakers' Lounge. Jefferson was ...


Jack DeJohnette, Project/Object, William Bell and Johnny Winter

Read "Jack DeJohnette, Project/Object, William Bell and Johnny Winter" reviewed by Martin Longley

The Jack DeJohnette Group


January 6, 2010

This was the second night of a residency featuring the debut of a new fusion-orientated quintet. Drummer Jack DeJohnette is no stranger to electrification, but this lineup presented an intriguing proposition, confounding the audience in any attempt to predict exactly where the music would ...


Norm Stockton: Tea in The Typhoon

Read "Tea in The Typhoon" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

West Coast freelance bassist Norm Stockton describes his instrumental music as, “contemporary jazz, but with wide influences including funk, fusion, rock, West African, and even a bit of classical." Indeed, not to mention an extroverted electric bass style that somehow retains the sheer technical power of Jaco Pastorius without the hubris. Stockton currently plays with the ...