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Kathleen Gorman: I Can See Clearly Now

Read "I Can See Clearly Now" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

I Can See Clearly Now testifies to the durability and pliability of everlasting songs while also opening up the floor to new ones. Kathleen Gorman, a pianist-vocalist-composer based in Toronto, fronts a quintet on a trip through six covers and four originals, speaking to truth through her own music and smartly-arranged renditions of some time-tested classics. ...

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Dena DeRose: I Can See Clearly Now

Read "I Can See Clearly Now" reviewed by David Adler

Dena DeRose’s third CD for Sharp Nine boasts some uncommonly clever arrangements. The biggest surprise is “Detour Ahead," which gets a double-time treatment. Dwayne Burno plays electric bass, Matt Wilson funks it up with a syncopated snare drum rhythm, and Joe Locke weighs in with an adroit vibes solo. On the second A section, when DeRose ...

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Dena DeRose: I Can See Clearly Now

Read "I Can See Clearly Now" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Without any doubt, pianist/vocalist Dena DeRose has come up with another winner and possibly her finest album yet to date. That’s saying a lot too because her previous two sessions for Sharp Nine, Introducing Dena DeRose and Another World, have been critically lauded while also setting a new standard among the female jazzer cum hip vocalist ...

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Dena DeRose: I Can See Clearly Now

Read "I Can See Clearly Now" reviewed by David A. Orthmann

The marriage of the American Popular Songbook and the jazz tradition of improvisation and innovation continue to bear exquisite fruit on singer/pianist Dena DeRose’s third recording for the Sharp Nine imprint. DeRose uses the basic structure of the songs as a point of departure in fashioning treatments that retain the spirit of the material while taking ...