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Steve Sandberg Quartet: Alaya

Read "Alaya" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The best word to sum up pianist Steve Sandberg's work is expansive. If his own performance history doesn't make that point clearly enough--he's hobnobbed with Brazilian music royalty like the Gilberto clan, made his mark on the salsa world by working with artists like Ruben Blades and Celia Cruz, touched down time and again in the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniela Schächter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Italian pianist and singer Daniela Schachter goes into the “songbook" genre on this CD, doing lively spins on the work of songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen, a man responsible for more hits than I realized. I knew he had written several songs for Frank Sinatra but until seeing them here, I hadn't realized he also had a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniela Schachter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute To Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Anybody who's ever adoringly listened to a large number of Frank Sinatra's hits or Bing Crosby's classics is a fan of Jimmy Van Heusen's work, even if they're not familiar with his name. Van Heusen, working alone or with top notch lyricists like Sammy Cahn or Johnny Burke, penned some of the greatest songs of the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniela Schächter: Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

Read "Vanheusenism: A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

For the first time, Italian-born vocalist and pianist Daniela Schächter devotes her fourth album to a single songwriter: Jimmy Van Heusen. Even a cursory glance at the song list will show that to be no limitation, as these are some of the most enduring classics in the Great American Songbook. Van Heusen had a long association ...

Kyoko Oyobe: Happy Silence

Read "Happy Silence" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Molto attiva nei club di New York, la pianista giapponese guida da un paio d'anni un quartetto che in questo CD è nella formazione originaria, con Steve Wilson, Michael O'Brien e Matt Wilson. Dal 2014 a oggi ha avuto modo di compiere un tour in Giappone con Chris Speed ospite e il suo attuale organico è ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

Michelle Walker Sings Live @ The 55 Bar On July 24th 7pm

New York, NY - Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Michelle Walker will perform the early set on Thursday July 24, 2014 at one of New York City’s most established and loved music watering-hole stages, The 55 BAR. Her sets will consist of originals, new and old standards with her refreshing and engaging arrangements starting promptly at 7:00pm. ...

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

Critically Acclaimed Vocalist Michelle Walker At The Sidedoor Jazz Club (CT) August 8, 2014 8:30 PM

JGP Recording Artist Michelle Walker will Perform Tracks from her upcoming CD “Love Misery” New York, NY – Gearing up for the release of her next studio album, jazz vocalist Michelle Walker and her band will be performing live at The Sidedoor Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT on Friday August 8, 2014 performing a special pre-release ...

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Sings @ The Kitano Wed May 21st

Jazz Vocalist Michelle Walker Performs @ Jazz at the Kitano on Thursday February 13, 2014 The Kitano Hotel Jazz Bar & Lounge
66 Park Avenue @ 38th Street
(Grand Central Station)
New York NY 10016
Tel: (212) 885-7000
8:00 pm and 10:00 pm Sets
$15 ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Daniel Smith: Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues

Read "Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

It is rare that a jazz album comes with laugh out loud moments but bassoonist Daniel Smith's Smokin' Hot Bassoon Blues is full of them. Unfortunately these do not appear to be intentional humorous attempts merely risibly poor performances.

This is a shame as Smith is both an accomplished musician and a jazz connoisseur ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Russ Nolan: Relentless

Read "Relentless" reviewed by Jeffrey Uhrich

Latin rhythms and Afro-Cuban beats abound throughout Relentless, saxophonist Russ Nolan's strong follow-up to the well-received Tell Me (Rhinocerouss Music, 2012). All of the tracks contained in Relentless are infused with a sharp rhythmic sensibility displaying Nolan's talent as a saxophonist while ensuring that the heavy influence of salsa and Latin-based rhythms shine throughout each piece. ...


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