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Content by tag "Paul Simon"

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More

Read "Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

Never Say No to a Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More
Glenn Berger
4569 (Kindle) Pages
ISBN: # 9781943156108
e: Schaffner Press
2016

“Never Say No to a Rock Star" is Glen Berger's lively account of his experiences participating in the production of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carl Verheyen: Essential Blues

Read "Essential Blues" reviewed by Chris Mosey

At age 63, there isn't much L.A. session guitarist and sometime member of Supertramp Carl Verheyen doesn't know about music in general and the blues in particular.

“By the time you get to my age, you've probably played the blues 10,000 times," he says ruefully.

Of his latest album, Essential ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Oli Rockberger: Sovereign

Read "Sovereign" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Undoubtedly, Berklee College of Music educated keyboardist and singer Oli Rockberger possesses a truly irresistible voice. True, his compositions and vocal style are vaguely reminiscent of Mose Allison, Georgie Fame and Sting (and, pray, is that a bad thing?); but there's definitely a uniqueness to the delivery of his attractive and memorable songs. He's lived in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-26, 2017

Amongst the most significant challenges that face any festival is, as the gray and no-hair crowd continues to age, finding ways to cultivate and grow a younger audience. But when you're a Canadian festival, another major challenge is a simple fiscal fact: most ...

Andrew Hartman: Compass

Read "Compass" reviewed by Edward Blanco

New York-based jazz guitarist Andrew Hartman offers his second album as leader with the modern jazz-like Compass featuring nine originals and a newly-arranged rendition of the Paul Simon classic “America." The music is decidedly modern with a taste of the Brazilian and Indian musical influences. Originally from Cincinnati, OH, Hartman moved to London, UK in 2011 ...

Fay Claassen: Luck Child

Read "Luck Child" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Dutch singer Fay Claassen has taken her sweet time releasing a follow-up to her 2010 big band release, Sing (Challenge). Her most recent recordings before sing include Red, Hot & Blue: The Music of Cole Porter (Challenge, 2009), and the uniformly excellent Two Portraits Of Chet Baker (Munich, 2006), all uniquely their own works of art. ...

Jeff Weinmann: Alma Matters

Read "Alma Matters" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Soul matters, educational foundations matter, inclusive music scenes matter, and this album--conceptually invested in all of those beliefs--most certainly matters. With Alma Matters, multi-instrumentalist Jeff Weinmann reunites with some of his preferred collaborators from years past and times present, honoring the rich history of the Berkeley scene that's nourished and inspired him for decades on end. ...

Dominic Miller: Silent Light

Read "Silent Light" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Dominic Miller is a guitarist you've undoubtedly heard somewhere or other, whether you've knowingly heard of him or not. A life circling the globe (from Argentina to England and currently France) has let him absorb folk, Baroque and Latin American sensibilities, among other things, which leads to collaborations with similarly eclectic names. His widest exposure has ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert

Read "The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

The 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert
Carnegie Hall
The 30th Anniversary of the Tibet House Benefit Concert
New York, NY
March 16, 2017

The Tibet House is dedicated to preserving Tibet's rich and unique culture here in the United States. This is especially important because up to 95% ...

ARTICLE: DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Bill Frisell: A Portrait

Read "Bill Frisell: A Portrait" reviewed by John Kelman

Bill Frisell
Bill Frisell: A Portrait
A Film by Emma Franz
2017

Not long after the film Bill Frisell: A Portrait begins to roll, Bonnie Raitt--one of the many high profile names that lend their thoughts about one of the most influential guitarists and composers of the past forty years to ...