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The Gascoyne O'Higgins Quartet: The Real Note Vol. 2

Read "The Real Note Vol. 2" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's the facts. Many inquisitive people spend their lives in pursuit of the facts. For the questing jazz musician, by contrast, the contrafacts take precedence. That's certainly the case for the UK's Gascoyne O'Higgins Quartet. The band's second collection of such tunes based on the chord changes from Songbook standards, The Real Note Vol. 2, features ...

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Stacey Kent: The Changing Lights

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Stacey Kent is a jazz success story--not just in terms of her talent, but also in terms of her international popularity, with her previous three albums clocking up a total of over 500,000 sales. What makes her so successful? The Changing Lights, her tenth album, demonstrates all of the qualities.

There's the material, a mix ...