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Denise Donatelli: When Lights are Low

Read "When Lights are Low" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Commanding a soothing, lush voice capable of tenderizing the lyrics of any song, Denise Donatelli does a wonderful job on When Light are Low, a collaboration with friend and musical director Geoffrey Keezer. The album has received two Grammy nominations, one of which is for “Best Vocal Jazz Album," leaving no doubt that this is indeed ...

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Denise Donatelli: When Lights are Low

Read "When Lights are Low" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

A recent news photo depicted pop singer, Lady Gaga, accepting an MTV Video Music Award bedecked in a gown of raw meat. While reactions to that stunt went to understandable extremes--condone as art or revolt as déclassé--it's easy to wonder what women jazz vocalists might have thought of it. Based upon the marvelously entertaining and stylistically ...

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Claire Martin & Richard Rodney Bennett: When Lights Are Low

Read "When Lights Are Low" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

I'm happy to report new activity from one of my favorite jazz vocalists, Claire Martin. Her new album is a duo recording with pianist (and vocalist) Richard Rodney Bennett. Despite the fact that Martin has released ten albums and a compilation since 1992, she still needs an introduction to even so-called jazz vocal enthusiasts. The British ...

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Charlie Christian: When Lights Are Low

Read "When Lights Are Low" reviewed by Al Rearick

For everyone wondering if and when Sony will ever get around to upgrading the CDs of music by legendary guitar-player Charlie Christian, well...I guess we’ll have to keep waiting. In the meantime, though, the good folks at Catfish Records have beaten Sony to the punch with their great-sounding compilation of prime Christian, When Lights Are Low. ...