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Content by tag "Kenny Rankin"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

Jan Shapiro: Piano Bar After Hours

Read "Piano Bar After Hours" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Jan Shapiro is best known as an educational fixture at Berklee College of Music. She arrived at that venerable institution nearly three decades ago and she's shaped countless voices and careers in the intervening years, serving as teacher, role model and, for more than a decade, head of the vocal department in Berklee's Performance Division. ...

ARTICLE: MEET THE STAFF

Meet Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Read "Meet Dr. Judith Schlesinger" reviewed by AAJ Staff

I currently live in: Dobbs Ferry, NY

I joined All About Jazz in: 2002

What made you decide to contribute to All About Jazz?

Was thrilled to discover it back in 2002. Happy to do whatever I can to nurture and promote my favorite music.

How do you contribute to All About ...

Steve Khan: The Making of "Parting Shot"

Read "Steve Khan: The Making of "Parting Shot"" reviewed by Steve Khan

The term, “parting shot" can certainly be interpreted in any number of ways. Perhaps for most of us, it would be best defined like this: “a threat, insult, condemnation, sarcastic retort, or, gesture delivered while departing." I choose to view it as the latter, thinking of a light punch to the shoulder as the final gesture! ...

Jack Donahue: Parade

Read "Parade" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Parade is an odd name for an album that's largely built on material of a subtle nature. This CD takes its name from the opening track, “Before The Parade Passes By," but vocalist Jack Donahue doesn't barrel through this song--or most others--like a fast-moving float. He usually prefers to use his pipes to tell a story, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Out Today--6 Titles by Late Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin on Sly Dog Records

Out Today--6 Titles by Late Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin on Sly Dog Records

MACK AVENUE RECORDS RELEASES SIX TITLES BY THE LATE SINGER-SONGWRITER KENNY RANKIN ON THE SLY DOG IMPRINT Four Titles Digitally Re-Mastered From Original Tapes MIND-DUSTERS
FAMILY
LIKE A SEED
SILVER MORNING
INSIDE
THE KENNY RANKIN ALBUM Today, the Mack Avenue label imprint Sly Dog Records releases six titles by singer-songwriter Kenny Rankin (who died in Los Angeles from lung ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Kenny Rankin, Melder of Jazz and Pop, Dies at 69

Kenny Rankin, Melder of Jazz and Pop, Dies at 69

Kenny Rankin, a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose easygoing style straddled the worlds of pop, jazz and folk, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 69 and lived in Los Angeles. The cause was complications of lung cancer, his family said. Singing in a soft, lilting voice and accompanying himself on acoustic guitar, Mr. Rankin was often ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin Dead of Lung Cancer

Singer-Songwriter Kenny Rankin Dead of Lung Cancer

Kenny Rankin, a brilliant pop vocalist and highly regarded musician-songwriter whose stylings ranged from jazz to pop to the world music influences he picked up as a child in New York, has died of complications related to lung cancer, his record company announced Monday. He was 69. Rankin died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mack Avenue Records ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Kenny Rankin Dies at 69; Singer-Songwriter's Long Career Almost Defied Categorization

Kenny Rankin Dies at 69; Singer-Songwriter's Long Career Almost Defied Categorization

A well-regarded guitarist, he wrote the hit song 'Peaceful' for Helen Reddy and played in Bob Dylan's backup band on the influential 1965 album 'Bringing It All Back Home.' Kenny Rankin, a singer-songwriter and musician whose song “Peaceful" was a hit for Helen Reddy and who had popular covers himself of a pair of Beatles hits, has ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Kenny Rankin: From the Heart

Read "Kenny Rankin: From the Heart" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Kenny Rankin died of lung cancer on June 7th, 2009. This interview was conducted in July 2002.

He sings with a fluid ease, whether it's a standard like “The Very Thought of You," the Beatles “Blackbird," a Latin-flavored “Berimbau," or his own “In the Name of Love." His soft voice caresses the most ...


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