Content by tag "Madonna"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Norma Winstone: Dance without Answer

Read "Dance without Answer" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Terzo album di Norma Winstone con Glauco Venier e Klaus Gesing, versione contemporanea dei lied da camera, dei quali riprende pregi e difetti.

Qui, ancor più che nei precedenti Distance e Stories Yet to Tell, la cantante britannica riprende brani della popular musicdel Novecento--tra gli altri troviamo brani di Madonna, Nick Drake, Tom ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Omar Hakim Experience: We Are One

Read "We Are One" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

To properly appreciate The Omar Hakim Experience one must look back to move forward. By the time Hakim slipped behind the drum kit of Weather Report in 1983, the band was staggering under the weight of personnel departures, management problems and family issues. Founding member Joe Zawinul went in search of new recruits and in walked ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013

Read "The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013
City Park
New Orleans, LA
November 1-3, 2013

The 15th Voodoo Music + Arts Experience was the first to be held on New Orleans' City Park's new festival grounds. The new space brought some new challenges. There were no benches on the festival grounds ...

NEWS: RECORDING

A Very Special Christmas' Album Series Celebrates 25th Anniversary Benefitting Special Olympics

The A Very Special Christmas holiday music series, benefiting Special Olympics, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this holiday season with the release of two new albums of holiday music advancing the Special Olympics movement and bringing joy and peace to athletes and their families around the world: A Very Special Christmas 25th Anniversary, Bringing Joy to the ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Block and Roll and All That Jazz

Read "Block and Roll and All That Jazz" reviewed by Sammy Stein

There are just a few bands that can fill a jazz venue as easily as they fill one more used to contemporary pop music, and it seems right to acknowledge one of the best jazz-influenced, long-lived and popular groups from the late '70s to the present day, The Blockheads. This band filled Ronnie Scott's and The ...

Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Read "Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Philip Glass

Einstein on the Beach

Nonesuch

2012 (1993)

Music has a tremendous ability to affect human emotions in a very inexplicable manner. It offers a way of communication rooted in emotions rather than in meaning. On the other hand, throughout the ages, music has never lacked controversy and has always been ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Acclaimed Producer/Composer Sir Gant Releases Debut Solo Project "The Journey"

Acclaimed Producer/Composer Sir Gant Releases  Debut Solo Project "The Journey"

Elegant Mediaworks debuts The Journey, a new adult-contemporary/jazz/soul album release by Sir Gant & The Invisible Force, now available at sirgant.com, iTunes and most popular download sites. Written and performed by acclaimed producer/composer Dean Gant (a.k.a. Sir Gant), the music on this record showcases his personal style at its best. The record features a formidable roster of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mac Gollehon: Mac Straight Ahead

Read "Mac Straight Ahead" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Brass man Mac Gollehon means business on Mac Straight Ahead. The ten tracks on this album present Gollehon in a variety of settings and on a variety of instruments...at the same time. While the idea of overdubbing oneself on record is fraught with peril, Gollehon beats the odds. Sometimes he conjures sounds of a full, brassy ...

Bob Dylan: The Bard Of Jazz

Read "Bob Dylan: The Bard Of Jazz" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jazz and rock audiences, at their core, often expect two very different things when they attend a live performance. Jazz audiences thrive on the journey and in-the-moment magic that's created as a one-time-only occurrence, through a partially improvised art. Rock audiences, by and large, prefer to hear it like it sounds on the record. Jazz artists ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Third Annual Double Bass Summit Live At Dizzy's

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San Diego Double Bass Summit
Dizzy's
San Diego, California
July 25, 2010

The greater San Diego area has long been deep in double bass talent, eight of whom were on stage at Dizzy's for the third annual bass summit. Organized and emceed by Rob Thorsen, (who had to manage on ...