Content by tag "Kenia"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pittsburgh Celebrates the Guitar with "Four on Six" at Alphabet City

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For countless bluesmen, rockers, and bossa players, the guitar is the path to jazz; that trail was blazed as early as the 1920s by practitioners such as Eddie Durham, Eddie Lang, Django Reinhardt, and Charlie Christian. For Pittsburgh guitarist Mark Strickland, it was Kenny Burrell's Midnight Blue (Blue Note, 1963) that first sparked his interest in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Richie Cole: Cannonball

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Richie Cole and Julian “Cannonball" Adderley. It's as natural as soap and water. In an interview on this site, Cole proclaimed that the famed jazz musician was his favorite altoist. Like Adderley, Cole can cover a wide range of music--from the hardest of hard bop to commercial ditties. And also like Adderley, for Cole the audience ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tony DePaolis: The Contemporary Dynamic

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Take everything you know about what a debut record should and should not be. Now promptly throw those ideas into oncoming traffic and don't look back.

Young Pittsburgh bassist Tony DePaolis has redefined the boundaries of the all-important debut record with The Contemporary Dynamic. It's a concept album. It's a double album. ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 14, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 7 8 Ray Vega & Thomas Marriott East-West Trumpet Summit (Origin) 280 152 +128 10 71 1 4 2 9 10 Trombone Shorty Backatown (Verve Forecast) 205 144 +61 0 57 2 9 3 2 2 Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto) 199 176 +23 5 ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: June 7, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 5 11 Joe Chambers Horace To Max (Savant) 180 156 +24 2 57 1 4 2 2 24 Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto) 176 169 +7 7 59 2 3 3 16 4 Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden Jasmine (ECM) 171 119 +52 14 ...

NEWS: RADIO

JazzWeek Radio Chart: May 31, 2010

TW LW 2W Artist TW LW Move Add Rpts Peak Wks 1 21 10 Mike LeDonne The Groover (Savant) 178 103 +75 3 56 1 14 2 24 — Dr. Lonnie Smith Spiral (Palmetto) 169 102 +67 15 52 2 2 3 5 2 John Pizzarelli Rockin In Rhythm: A Tribute To Duke Ellington (Telarc) 163 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Brazilian Vocalist Kenia Pays Homage to the Dorival Caymmi Songbook on Her New Mooka Records Release, "Kenia Celebrates Dorival Caymmi"

Brazilian Vocalist Kenia Pays Homage to the Dorival Caymmi Songbook on Her New Mooka Records Release, "Kenia Celebrates Dorival Caymmi"

Brazilian Vocalist Kenia
Pays Homage To The Dorival Caymmi Songbook
On Her New Mooka Records Release

Kenia Celebrates Dorival Caymmi

Ever hungry for new challenges, the sultry-voiced Brazilian enchantress Kenia, who reemerged on the jazz scene two years ago with the critically-acclaimed album Simply Kenia, serves up one of the most ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenia: Simply Kenia

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Delude il nuovo disco della vocalist brasiliana Kenia, per un progetto asettico che pesca qua e là nel più conosciuto repertorio legato alla bossa nova e che strizza l’occhio al mercato statunitense con qualche brano in inglese, nella speranza di allargare le possibilità di vendita ai mercati anglofoni. Ma al di là di questo, quello che non convince è ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kenia: Simply Kenia

Read "Simply Kenia" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Long-term fans of Brazilian music will recognize the personnel on this CD as some of its very best practitioners, but any newcomer can hear how good they are. Born in Rio and living in the U.S. since 1980, the singer Kenia has released four previous CDs that, like this one, feature an eclectic mixture of tunes ...