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Leila Adu at All About Jazz

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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Federico Ughi: Songs For Four Cities

Read "Songs For Four Cities" reviewed by Florence Wetzel

Drummer Federico Ughi's Songs for Four Cities is a poetic meditation on inner and outer geography that's filled with deliciously lyrical tunes. Ughi lived in Italy until age 21, and then spent almost a decade in London before moving to his current home in New York City in 2000. The eight compositions on the CD explore ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Leila Adu presses her luck with mysterious music video for "Fortuna" single

Leila Adu presses her luck with mysterious music video for "Fortuna" single

Leila Adu caps European leg of Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker Tour with debut of "Fortuna" ..."Leila Adu is a Revelation..."—Robert Wyatt, legendary founder of Soft Machine and Bjork collaborator "Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided... Anger isn't its ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leila Adu: Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker

Read "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Difficile catalogare l'ultima, bellissima, uscita discografica di Leila Adu, prodotta da Rai Trade per la collana Tracce. Già lei stessa un mosaico di etnie e nazionalità diverse (neozelandese di origini ghanesi, Londra e Roma principali centri di attività), Leila Adu ha studiato ed è impegnata su fronti molto diversi, dalla musica contemporanea al blues e alla musica etnica (ascoltare ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu leaves the assembly line for The "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" CD Release Tour

Leila Adu leaves the assembly line for The "Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker" CD Release Tour

London, United Kingdom—Winter is arching towards Spring with singer/keyboardist/composer Leila Adu touring the US and UK/Europe in support of her critically acclaimed new album “Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker." Released January 18th on Italy's Rai Trade/Tracce label, Leila's work on the album has been sited as “a revelation" (by legendary Soft Machine founder Robert Wyatt), “Alternative-Alternative" and "Joni Mitchell brimming ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Leila Adu finds Harmony with the Voiceless In "Ode To the Unknown Factory Worker" Album Release

Leila Adu finds Harmony with the Voiceless In "Ode To the Unknown Factory Worker" Album Release

Leila Adu celebrates global CD release on Rai Trade/Tracce, the Italian National Radio label New York, NY—Leila Adu reemerges to the international music scene on January 18th with her powerful new album “Ode to the Unknown Factory Worker." The 11 song CD is a raw musical travelogue of uncertainty and triumph in the exciting nomadic life of the popular New ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu Rediscovers New Zealand in Month-Long Homecoming Tour

Leila Adu Rediscovers New Zealand in Month-Long Homecoming Tour

New Zealand - Singer/Composer/Performer Leila Adu proves that you can go home again with her first New Zealand tour in 5 years. Adu an artist of Ghanaian and British descent has produced three critically acclaimed albums, written for and sung with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, toured and received radio play around the globe. This upcoming ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu Does It Again with the Don'ts (John Edwards & Steve Noble) in UK Video Premiere Show with Steve Beresford and de Santis

"Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided...Anger isn't its mother. Wonder may be." -- Purple Magazine London - Leila Adu, the London born songwriter/free improv singing sensation, comes home to the UK's cutting-edge hot spot, Vortex Jazz ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Leila Adu Does It with the Don'ts in Special London Performance

Leila Adu and Don'ts (John Edwards and Steve Noble) perform a very special London show at the Vortex Jazz Bar "Leila Adu's music is cryptic, edgy, oscillating between serious commentary and flippant experimentation." --Sheffield Telegraph London - After a triumphant performance at New York City's lovely Galapagos Art Space for URB ALT Get's Experienced, Jimi Hendrix Tribute, New ...


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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leila Adu - Mike Cooper - Fabrizio Spera: Truth in the Abstract Blues

Read "Truth in the Abstract Blues" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Giocano con le parole e col mito, Leila Adu, Fabrizio Spera e Mike Cooper. Truth in the Abstract Blues non può che rimandare a Blues and the Abstract Truth. Oliver Nelson, anno di grazia 1961, con un nugolo di mostri sacri al suo servizio (Bill Evans, Eric Dolphy e Freddie Hubbard, tra gli altri) cercò, riuscendoci, di guardare ...