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And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine

And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine

In 1944, Stan Kenton and Charles Lawrence wrote a song called “And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine." Little is known about Lawrence, how he came to write the song with Kenton, or what influenced Joe Greene's lyric—a noir tale about a “sad tomato" wronged by her thuggish husband, whom she shoves into the river only to ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Videos: Back Women Cross Over

Videos: Back Women Cross Over

African-American women came into their own in the early 1960s as solo pop singers. Long pegged as jazz or R&B recording artists in the '50s or members of girl groups in the early '60s, African-American women began to cross over to the pop charts thanks largely to exposure on major record labels, runs at supper clubs ...

Meet Donna M.

Read "Meet Donna M." reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Reader: Are you a jazz Super Fan? Do you know a jazz Super Fan? If so, be sure to see the call-to-action at the end of this column. But first, meet our Super Fan for June, Donna M.:

Raised on soul music, Donna M. was a relative late-comer to jazz (Vince Guaraldi's Peanuts score ...

Amina Claudine Myers

Read "Amina Claudine Myers" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Il piano e la voce gospel delle origini, che suonavo da ragazza. Questo era durante il periodo del Gospel classico, in cui gruppi al femminile come Clara Ward, The Davis Sisters e le Gospel Harmonettes' andavano in radio e facevano concerti.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti ...

Meet Roberta DeNicola

Read "Meet Roberta DeNicola" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Roberta DeNicola, a favorite of musicians on New York City's downtown and experimental jazz scenes, has very broad taste in jazz--from straight-ahead to out--but the more out it is, the more she needs to experience it live. She saw her first jazz concert (jazz flutist Hubert Laws) on a date with her teenage boyfriend. However, it ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Catherine Russell: Harlem on My Mind

Read "Harlem on My Mind" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dotata di brillanti doti vocali, ottimo gusto interpretativo e naturale esuberanza, Catherine Russell è giunta al successo tardivamente, dopo aver trascorso decenni a cantare come corista per rockstar di rilievo (David Bowie, Paul Simon, Cindy Lauper, Steely Dan). Dopo i cinquant'anni ha però bruciato le tappe e questo è il suo sesto disco da leader, dedicato ...

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert

Read "Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Benefit & Concert
Hillside Club
Berkeley California
September 10, 2016

The sold out first annual Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Project Awards Benefit and Concert (BMJLP) was an exquisite evening that fulfilled the long held vision of Charles “Buddy" Montgomery. It recognized well deserving Bay ...

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, ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home

Read "Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jimmy Scott: I Go Back Home
Kemper Music, Sine Qua Non Music
2016

“Little" Jimmy Scott (1925-2014) was for a long time the world's greatest jazz singer nobody ever heard of. Enormously talented, with an intuitive grasp of the jazz idiom and the blues, he began his ascendance as a singer with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dominick Farinacci: Sharing Stories

Read "Dominick Farinacci: Sharing Stories" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Dominick Farinacci, a trumpeter from Cleveland, is a strong improviser with a wide, round tone. It's suited for his predilection for the melodic side of the music. But his vision of music extends beyond the act of playing and the art of performing--something he has done around the globe for years, carving out a successful career ...