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Notable Songs by 21st Century Women

Read "Notable Songs by 21st Century Women" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

In this episode of A Broad Spectrum we feature some gorgeous new releases and we give birthday shout outs to Louis Armstrong, Jeri Southern, Hank Jones, Kevin Mahogany, Josh Nelson, Tony Bennett, Connie Converse, Kat Edmonson, KJ Denhart, Terri Lyne Carrington, Aaron Weinstein, and Baby Jane Dexter among others, focusing on some notable songs written by ...


Debbie Poryes: Catch Your Breath

Read "Catch Your Breath" reviewed by John Barron

Recording a disc half-filled with overdone standards should require, at minimum, an attempt at dissection and redirection, investigating any harmonic and rhythmic possibilities left over after decades of use. Such is the case with the release of Catch Your Breath, from San Francisco Bay-area pianist Debbie Poryes. Poryes' approach to arranging involves sophistication with warmth and ...

The State of OA2 Records 2010: Nelda Swiggett and Debbie Poryes

Read "The State of OA2 Records 2010: Nelda Swiggett and Debbie Poryes" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The umbrella record label Origin Arts has three imprint labels beneath it: Origin Records, founded in 1997 by Seattle drummer John Bishop, focusing primarily on prominent jazz artists from the Northwest United States. OA2 records was begun in 2002 with the aim of broadening Origin's talent attention countrywide. Origin Classical was later founded with not simply ...


JazzWeek Radio Chart: March 29, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 1 2 Ahmad Jamal A Quiet Time (Dreyfus) 204 209 -5 1 53 1 10 2 2 5 Hadley Caliman Straight Ahead (Origin) 182 195 -13 3 51 2 9 3 8 8 Rufus Reid Out Front (Motema) 168 134 +34 4 51 3 4 4 3 5 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 165 187 -22 1 52 3 5 5 6 12 Tia Fuller Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue) 152 149 +3 6 46 5 3 6 46 25 The Jae Sinnett Trio Theatre (J-Nett) 151 65 +86 25 59 6 4 7 4 3 Jeremy Pelt Men Of Honor (HighNote) 148 170 -22 1 50 3 8 8 7 8 Joe Locke For The Love Of You (E1 Entertainment) 140 137 +3 2 41 4 9 9 10 10 Don Braden & Mark Rapp The Strayhorn Project (Premium Music Solutions) 138 124 +14 1 48 4 10 10 9 43 Dee Dee Bridgewater Eleanora Fagan ...


Debbie Poryes Trio: A Song in Jazz

Read "A Song in Jazz" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

The release of Debbie Poryes' A Song In Jazz is quite an impressive one for the California pianist. In listening to these tunes mostly from the Great American Songbook, namely the opening showtune, “A Wonderful Guy" from the Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific and the last track, the vastly popular hit “People" from Jule Styne's Funny ...


Debbie Poryes: A Song in Jazz

Read "A Song in Jazz" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The notes ring out, and then they're gone, vibrations waning away to silence. Pianist Debbie Poryes--who has taught at the Berkeley Jazzschool in Northern California since 2000; who taught in The Netherlands for the better part of the 1980s; who worked her first regular gig playing five nights a week, from five until midnight, for a ...