Content by tag "Alabama"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Amy Black: The Muscle Shoals Sessions

Read "The Muscle Shoals Sessions" reviewed by James Nadal

Yes, you can go home again. That place where two generations before you have deep roots, and nostalgia floods the emotions. Vocalist Amy Black is from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, so if anyone has the birthright to walk into legendary Fame Studios to record an album, it's her. On The Muscle Shoals Sessions, she booked the studio, ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

A Dixieland Song Just Waiting For The Right Band

Huntsville, AL: Long time songwriter, George Wells, has written an exciting Dixieland song that tells how sweet the world seems when you are looking through chocolate covered glasses I have just finished a demo on my brand new idea, “Chocolate Covered Glasses.” Well, what’s so exciting about that? At age 84 and writing songs for more than ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Music Release By Kathy Yolanda Rice Is No.1 On 5 CD Baby Top Indie Charts!

New Music Release By Kathy Yolanda Rice Is No.1 On 5 CD Baby Top Indie Charts!

Paintbrush Records & Publishing, an independent label, released the smooth jazz single, “Love is Like a Sunny Day,” with worldwide distribution through CD Baby on March 5, 2013. The new single is Kathy Yolanda Rice’s second release on her label since 2004. The solo female artist was pleasantly surprised to find out that her song ranked ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rolling Jazz Revue Releases Third CD

Rolling Jazz Revue Releases Third CD

To A Planet, Rolling Jazz Revue's latest release on the Startlingly Fresh Records label, is the group's third collection of original jazz, and the first with the Nick Walker/Thad Brown rhythm section. Nick contributed three original compositions, including the title track, “To A Planet." Veteran RJR members, Jim Cavender, Newt Johnson and Ben Cohen, wrote the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Bayfest Music Festival

Bayfest Music Festival

Mobile's music festival is ready to rock the streets of downtown Mobile October 3, 4 & 5 2008! Now in its 14th year, BayFest draws some of the best classic rock, country, alternative, R&B and other musical entertainers to 9 stages during a 3-day and night festival. BayFest kicked up its heels for the first act ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Huntsville, Alabama proclaims the first "Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Day"!

Huntsville, Alabama proclaims the first "Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Day"!

In partnership with the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in support of Jazz Appreciation Month, Mayor Loretta Spencer of Huntsville, Alabama officially proclaimed Saturday April 19, 2008 to be “Rick DellaRatta and Jazz for Peace Day".

Citing Mr. DellaRatta's numerous awards as a Jazz Pianist, Vocalist and Composer, along with his extraordinary achievements of over ...

NEWS: EDUCATION

"Fun with Jazz" Educational Program Now Administered by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

"Fun with Jazz" Educational Program Now Administered by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

The “Fun With Jazz" Educational Program is a jazz-based educational program sponsored by the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and presented, free of charge, in schools and other institutions. Beginning in 2006, founder Ray Reach and selected accompanists have presented free one-hour lessons introducing jazz through live performance and interactive activities. As of September 2007, the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Abe White Releases "Home For The Holidays"

"HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS" WITH THE LOW COUNTRY'S GEECHEE CHARMER, ABE WHITE AND GUEST VOCALIST DIANE CAMERON Abe White declares “There's no place like home" in his catchy tune “My Hometown". This song is sure to be one of the most requested songs on his brand new CD “Home For The Holidays". It will surely be a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Greg Foster/Joel Futterman: Alabama

Read "Alabama" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Jazz and poetry, poetry and jazz. The combination instantly recalls the Beat Generation and Jack Kerouac reading On The Road to Steve Allen’s piano or the best minds of our generations somewhere in San Francisco combining prose with bebop: both art forms that require dancing from the heart instead of the legs. Before there were Beats, ...