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ARTICLE: RADIO

Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air

Read "Downhearted Blues and Music in the Air" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Happy 90th birthday to alto saxophonist Vi Redd, who opens the broadcast, along with Downhearted Blues from fellow Libra Lovie Austin. In the third hour, some hurricane inspired music followed by tributes to John Coltrane, Jon Hendricks and Leonard Cohen with a reminder from Willie Nelson to stay “Young at Heart."

Playlist Vi ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself

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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 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Bob Mintzer Big Band – New York Voices Album, "Meeting Of Minds," Out Now From MCG Jazz

New Bob Mintzer Big Band – New York Voices Album, "Meeting Of Minds," Out Now From MCG Jazz

“Meeting of Minds focuses on the integration of voices with the big band. The combination of the dynamic writing styles of Bob Mintzer and Darmon Meader, from New York Voices, produces a very dense yet very fresh sonic palette. There are subtle harmonic and rhythmic nuances in the arrangements that blend together to deliver an engaging musical journey. The ...

Bob Mintzer Big Band / New York Voices: Meeting of Minds

Read "Meeting of Minds" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here's an appetizing treat for fans of big bands and vocals alike, neatly wrapped in one handsome package by the stalwart Bob Mintzer Big Band and the splendid New York Voices. Together, band and voices take a fresh look at eight memorable standards from the Great American Songbook written by such master craftsmen as Cole Porter, ...

Bob Mintzer Big Band/New York Voices: Meeting Of Minds

Read "Meeting Of Minds" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Meeting Of Minds plays more like a merger than an encounter. And that, after all, is how all successful collaborations should feel. Hearing Bob Mintzer's big band and New York Voices join forces for a trip through newly-arranged takes on '30s and '40s gems from the Great American Songbook is a reminder that some music can ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

New York Voices: Let It Snow

Read "Let It Snow" reviewed by Edward Blanco

New York Voices is unquestionably one of the finest singing ensembles ever assembled and with Let It Snow, lend their quality vocals to the wintery season of cheer delivering a powerful performance of familiar Christmas songs sure to be regarded as a future holiday classic. Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, Peter Eldridge and founding member and tenor ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

New York Voices: Keeping the Vocal Jazz Flame Burning

Read "New York Voices: Keeping the Vocal Jazz Flame Burning" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Kim Nazarian went to college in upstate New York for acting, with dreams of the Broadway stage. Some 25 years later, she's enjoying a career that has taken her to stages around the globe--but as a singer. Not just a singer, but one of four that makes up New York Voices, a group that has won ...

New York Voices: New York Voices Live with The WDR Big Band Cologne

Read "New York Voices Live with The WDR Big Band Cologne" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The Grammy Award-winning vocal group New York Voices celebrates its 25th anniversary presenting their first full live album with New York Voices Live offering a collection of past favorites and brand new arrangements from the principal arranger-conductor renowned pianist/arranger Michael Abene. A live recording from a May 2008 concert at the Kolner Philharmonie in Cologne, Germany ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Andreas Öberg: Six String Evolution

Read "Six String Evolution" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È la varietà stilistica il tratto distintivo di Six String Evolution, il nuovo lavoro in studio di Andreas Öberg, chitarrista svedese capace di guidare con piglio maturo un pugno di musicisti di riconosciuto valore internazionale che comprende, tra gli altri, John Patitucci - motore acustico ed elettrico dell'intero progetto - e il guizzante pianista Dave Kikoski. Öberg dà più ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

OSPAC Jazz Festival 2009

A wealth of top jazz artists will perform at the Seventh Annual Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center Jazz Festival, Sept. 12 and 13. Among those appearing at the OSPAC amphitheater, 4 Boland Drive (off Prospect Avenue near Route 280) in West Orange, are the Dizzy Gillespie All Stars with bassist John Lee and trumpeter Claudio Roditi ...