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The DIVA Jazz Trio: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Jack Bowers

About the nicest compliment one can pay the DIVA Jazz Trio's debut recording, Never Never Land, is that the threesome's irrepressible enthusiasm and energy (not to mention their consonance and artistry) are reminiscent of the great Oscar Peterson's classic trio with bassist Ray Brown and drummer Ed Thigpen. Pianist Tomoko Ohno isn't Peterson, nor does she ...

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Diva Jazz Trio: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Elliott Simon

Since its beginnings in 1992, drummer Sherry Maricle's Diva Jazz Orchestra has evolved into one of the best big bands in the world. An all-female multicultural orchestra, it produces some of the most joyful big band music around and nurtures powerful and creative mainstream instrumentalists. A spinoff quintet, Five Play, showcases these instrumentalists in a more ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by Dave Hughes

At just 22 years of age, vocalist Jane Monheit shows that she has a long, promising career ahead. Monheit was the first runner-up in the 1998 Thelonius Monk Institute vocal competition. For her debut on N-coded Music, Never Never Land, Monheit benefits from an impressive all-star accompanying ensemble consisting of Kenny Barron (piano), Ron Carter (bass), ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jane Monheit is a name you're going to hear again--and again--in the future.

On her first release, “Never Never Land", the 22-year-old Monheit has lined up some formidable talent, both in musical and production capacities.

Musicians? None other than Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hank Crawford and David “Fathead" Newman. As ...

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Jane Monheit: Never Never Land

Read "Never Never Land" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Jane Monheit is a name you're going to hear again...and again...in the future.

On her first release, “Never Never Land", the 22-year-old Monheit has lined up some formidable talent, both in musical and production capacities.

Musicians? None other than Kenny Barron, Ron Carter, Lewis Nash, Bucky Pizzarelli, Hank Crawford and David “Fathead" Newman. As ...