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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Marvin Sewell: Stepping Up to the Plate

Read "Marvin Sewell: Stepping Up to the Plate" reviewed by George Colligan

[ Editor's Note: The following interview is reprinted from George Colligan's blog, Jazztruth]

Marvin Sewell might be the greatest guitarist you've never heard of. I first met Sewell at a recording session in 1995. (Sewell, saxophonist Gary Thomas, and I improvised over hip-hop tracks for two days; these sessions were edited into what become Thomas' ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Audrey Silver: Dream Awhile

Read "Dream Awhile" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

eviews touting a singer's perfect diction are reminiscent of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (or the Lerner and Lowe 1956 musical and 1964 movie, My Fair Lady), and the plight of Eliza Doolittle to straighten out her coarse Cockney into the Queen's speech). Diction has been a driving force in describing singer Audrey Silver's sophomore recording Dream ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Audrey Silver: Dream Awhile

Read "Dream Awhile" reviewed by Wilbert Sostre

to tell, by the pure joy of Audrey Silver's voice on Dream Awhile, that this 2009 collection is the singer's favorite jazz standards. Silver amazing, glimmering tone shines all throughout, especially on the up-tempo, swinging tracks “I Will Wait For You," “Exactly Like You" and Irving Berlin's “The Song Is Ended." She even adds some Ella ...