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Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself

Read "Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself" reviewed by Seton Hawkins



To follow the recordings of Cape Town-based vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire is to watch an artist evolve right in front of your eyes. With her 2012 debut Freedom Flight, Schrire demonstrated a supple soprano vocal technique and a knack for intelligent arrangements of unusual repertoire choices. Following it up the next year with ...

Audrey Martin: Living Room

Read "Living Room" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Music and therapy aren't so different. In fact, many view music as therapy; it provides an outlet for expression for those who create, it helps those on the receiving end to find meaning in life, and it provides the means for people on both sides to look inside and beyond themselves. Countless individuals understand the nexus ...

Madeline Eastman + Randy Porter: A Quiet Thing

Read "A Quiet Thing" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Recently one of the sports channels delivered a segment about a deep sea diver who plummets into and ascends from ocean depths unaided by air tanks. He does it all on his own breath. In that documentary, the diver speaks about the peak life experience he encounters with each daredevil dive. The metaphors of adventure, heightened ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Madeline Eastman + Randy Porter: A Quiet Thing

Read "A Quiet Thing" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When Bay Area vocalist Madeline Eastman released Bare: A Collection Of Ballads (Mad-Kat, 2001), it was a bit of a departure from her previous recorded work. By that point, she was a decade into a critically acclaimed recording career and she had established herself as an adventurous, risk-taking, creative artist with albums like Point Of Departure ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Madeline Eastman + Randy Porter: A Quiet Thing: A Collection of Ballads

Read "A Quiet Thing: A Collection of Ballads" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The beauty of vocalist Madeline Eastman is that she is an undaunted improviser who remains conservative in her improvising. In this context, the word conservative harbors no negative connotations. Eastman has an abiding respect for the melody that is reflected in her thoughtful interpretations of the fourteen ballads making up A Quiet Thing. The piano-voice format ...

NEWS: EVENT

Third Annual Mark Murphy Celebration at Yoshi's Oakland Nov. 14

Third Annual Mark Murphy Celebration at Yoshi's Oakland Nov. 14

For the third consecutive year, jazz vocal icon Mark Murphy will be celebrated at a fundraiser for the Jazzschool Institute's vocal scholarship named in his honor. One of the most gifted and original male jazz vocalists of the last 50 years, the six-time Grammy nominee has inspired generations of nascent jazz singers. The benefit concert will take ...

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San Francisco Jazz Vocalist Madeline Eastman to Appear at Kitano NYC Sept. 22

San Francisco Jazz Vocalist Madeline Eastman to Appear at Kitano NYC Sept. 22

Madeline Eastman will be making an all-too-rare New York appearance on Wednesday, September 22, when she takes to the stage with her trio at the Kitano for one night only. Eastman will perform two sets, at 8 and 10pm, with pianist Randy Porter, bassist Rufus Reid, and drummer Ross Peterson. "I am thrilled to finally be back ...

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Mark Murphy to be Celebrated at October 20 Concert, Yoshi's Oakland

Mark Murphy to be Celebrated at October 20 Concert, Yoshi's Oakland

As one of the most original and gifted male jazz vocalists to perform over the last 50 years, six-time Grammy Award nominee Mark Murphy has inspired generations of up-and-coming jazz singers. On Tuesday, October 20, at 8:00 pm, an eclectic coterie of renowned vocalists who “grew up” under the wing of Murphy’s mentorship will come together ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Madeline Eastman: The Speed of Life

Read "The Speed of Life" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

My suggestion for the cover of jazz vocalist Madeline Eastman's next album is a shot of her poised to dive into an uncharted body of water. This is one lady who is not afraid to take chances with existing material and even from note to note. The San Francisco singer has recorded five albums for her ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Madeline Eastman: The Speed of Life

Read "The Speed of Life" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Have you ever been in a club, or sat listening to a live recording, when a tenor saxophonist blows a solo in the middle of a standard, and it stays pretty much faithful to the theme for a bit, then stretches out into some unexpected – beautifully so – variations of theme, while still hanging onto ...