All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Harold Arlen

Content by tag "Harold Arlen"

"It's Only a Paper Moon" by Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg and Billy Rose

Read ""It's Only a Paper Moon" by Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg and Billy Rose" reviewed by Tish Oney

One of my favorite Great American Songbook composers, Harold Arlen (nee Hyman Arluck, 1905-1986), composed music for over 500 songs during his long, successful career, even though he originally set out to become a great singer and was not particularly interested in writing songs. His tremendous success reached across Broadway stages, Hollywood film scores and Top ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

Read "The Heart Of Infinite Change" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The Heart Of Infinite Change (Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017), is an update of the 2015 album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama. In addition to a different record label, the current release features one new track “Lover Man" and deletes four others from the earlier album. Heart consists of songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, Joni Mitchell ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nigel Price: Heads & Tales Volume 2

Read "Heads & Tales Volume 2" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Nigel Price's second volume of Heads & Tales is, quite literally, a game of two halves. As with the first volume, released in 2011, it incorporates two CDs each containing different versions of standards. The first disc, where Price is accompanied by Matt Home on drums and Ross Stanley on Hammond organ, plus guest saxophonists Alex ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Paris Jazz Diary: Pianists Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap

Read "Paris Jazz Diary: Pianists Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Paris Jazz Diary 2015: Pianists Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern, Bill Charlap
Duc des Lombards, Sunside-Sunset Jazz Clubs
Paris, France
July 3, July 4, July 14, 2015

New York City pianists Kenny Barron, Harold Mabern and Bill Charlap led trios in three separate concerts as part of a pair of annual summer-season ...

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

Read "The Heart Of Infinite Change" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The Heart Of Infinite Change (Roxboro Entertainment Group), the debut album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama is an intriguing ten-track mix of original compositions and impeccable jazz standards. The album consists of 3 songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, plus one each by Joni Mitchell and Osho with additional lyrics. The balance comes from personalized arrangements ...

Lage Lund: Idlewild

Read "Idlewild" reviewed by Andrew Luhn

Guitarist Lage Lund's previous two albums as a leader for the Criss Cross label utilized the quartet setting with Ben Street on bass, Bill Stewart on drums, and Aaron Parks on piano for 2013's Foolhardy and Edward Simon in the piano chair for 2009's Unlikely Stories. For 2015's release “Idlewild" Lund brings back his familiar rhythm ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Thomas Hass: Trio's & Beyond Lotus Energy

Read "Trio's & Beyond Lotus Energy" reviewed by Chris Mosey

The packaging starts you thinking. There's a painting showing what looks like ectoplasm, or perhaps a space alien, playing two musical instruments at the same time, like Roland Kirk used to do. Then the cunning addition of an apostrophe in the Trios of the title, to render it meaningless, or perhaps abstract.

Inside ...

NEWS: RADIO

Harold Arlen This Week On Riverwalk Jazz

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, in rare archival interview clips, Harold Arlen speaks about his career and how he wrote some of his most enduring songs, performed by the Jim Cullum Jazz Band and their guests: Nina Ferro, Dick Hyman, Rebecca Kilgore and Carol Woods. The program is distributed in the US by Public Radio International. You ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Storie poco standard. Le avventure di 12 grandi canzoni tra Broadway e jazz

Read "Storie poco standard. Le avventure di 12 grandi canzoni tra Broadway e jazz" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Storie poco standard. Le avventure di 12 grandi canzoni tra Broadway e jazz
Luca Bragalini
224 Pagine
ISBN: # : 978-88-5920-383-4
EDT
2013

Capita raramente di imbattersi in saggi così originali come questo di Luca Bragalini, brillante musicologo e storico del jazz. La sua è una opera di ...

NEWS: RADIO

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Wizard Of Oz With Vernel Bagneris

This Week On Riverwalk Jazz: Wizard Of Oz With Vernel Bagneris

This week on Riverwalk Jazz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz comes to life as Broadway actor Vernel Bagneris portrays all the characters of Oz in a new script for radio based on the original L. Frank Baum book. The brilliance of Harold Arlen’s art as a songwriter is displayed in new jazz arrangements and performances by ...