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2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

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Lauren Bush: All My Treasures

Read "All My Treasures" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Toronto-bred and now London-based Lauren Bush introduces herself --on her debut, All My Treasures--as a traditional, vivacious, and supremely confident vocalist, in the mode of Ella Fitzgerald or Anita O'Day. And the tunes she calls her treasures are mostly from the familiar end of the Great American Songbook spectrum.

The voice is sassy/brassy, horn ...

Lauren Bush: All My Treasures

Read "All My Treasures" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

"I love the human race," sings Lauren Bush on the opening track of All My Treasures, Bob Dorough's life-affirming “I've Got Just About Everything I Need." It's a positive sentiment, just one brief moment on an album that bursts with positivity, an album that sounds like the product of a mature and very experienced artist. Surprisingly, ...