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Renee Rosnes: With a Little Help From My Friends

Read "With a Little Help From My Friends" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Very simply put, pianist Renee Rosnes has developed into one of this current generation’s finest mainstream artists regardless of gender. Making the most of her high-profile gig with Joe Henderson back in the ‘80s, Rosnes’ development was then artfully denoted over the course of six Blue Note albums released between 1990 and 1999. This is a ...

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Renee Rosnes: With A Little Help From My Friends

Read "With A Little Help From My Friends" reviewed by Jim Santella

While her compilation spans nearly eleven years and includes various musical companions, Renee Rosnes seldom veers from her established sound. The pianist's timeless formula centers on her crisp improvising technique. Not one to make jokes or approach a situation lightly, Rosnes applies a determined effort for every tune – straight from the heart and powerful. Her ...

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Suzanne Cloud: With A Little Help From My Friends

Read "With A Little Help From My Friends" reviewed by Jim Santella

Quite a unique outing from singer/lyricist Suzanne Cloud, who has long graced the Philadelphia scene with her talents. From the witty satirical message of “Hey Kenny, Gee" through the Cedar Walton standard “Bolivia" to the lyrical and expressive ballad “Impossible," this 1995 recording crosses quite a few boundaries.

As a lyricist, Cloud is able ...