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12 Most Read Album Reviews: 2017

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All About Jazz tracks how often an album review is read, and the reviews listed below represent the top 12 published in 2017.

There Is No Love
David Sylvian
by Phil Barnes
Published: July 18, 2017

Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian
Sarah Partridge

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Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2017

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Few things are a given, yet we can always count on a flood of new music making its way into the world over the course of a year. In 2017 some of the best jazz found its path by looking forward, doubling back, and/or branching out. In short, this music and the dedicated artists who make ...

Sarah Partridge: Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian

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How did nobody think to go here before? With a glut of fine Joni Mitchell tributes on the market and a couple of engrossing Laura Nyro nods out there, how is it that no creative spirits in the jazz or cabaret camps thought to make the full-on jump to Janis Ian before now? Hearing Sarah Partridge ...

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Sarah Partridge Expands Jazz Vocal Repertoire On "Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian," Due April 21 From Origin Records

Sarah Partridge Expands Jazz Vocal Repertoire On "Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian," Due April 21 From Origin Records

Vocalist Sarah Partridge introduced an impressive body of original compositions on her 2015 Origin Records release I’d Never Thought I’d Be Here, but for her new project, she wanted to celebrate a singer/songwriter outside of her own genre and beyond the Great American Songbook. On Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian, her 5th album and ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

The Hunterdon Hills Are Alive With Jazz

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The town of Clinton in the green, rolling hills of Hunterdon County, NJ, celebrated her 150th birthday last May and, for an old lady, she looked downright spry. Town planners observed the sesquicentennial with a jazz quartet they know well. Guitarist Arturo--he goes by his first name--and some iteration of his group play the outdoor gig ...

Sarah Partridge: I Never Thought I’d Be Here

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Boston-born singer Sarah Partridge didn't start out a singer. She started out as an actor (you can see her opposite of Tom Cruise in Risky Business (Warner Brothers, 1983)) who took the Karaoke stage one night and got noticed by the right ears and five recordings later the rest is history. Where her previous recording, Perspective ...

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Sarah Partridge: Perspective

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Sarah Partridge's recital, Perspective, follows three previous vocal recordings that mark the second half of her dual career as actor and singer. On her current offering, Partridge performs a collection of standards, with pianist Daniel May. that is as fresh and solid as Partridge's perfectly refined voice. The true beauty in Partridge's vocal delivery is her ...

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Vocalist/Composer Sarah Partridge Releases New CD Titled "Perspective" (Peartree Productions)

Vocalist/Composer Sarah Partridge Releases New CD Titled "Perspective" (Peartree Productions)

The new release from vocalist/composer Sarah Partridge is titled “Perspective." Unlike most modern day jazz vocal releases “Perspective" takes a much more particular path. Bypassing the standard quartet set up that most modern day vocalists take, Partridge takes the duo approach here with her musical cohort Daniel May. The new recording is a gathering over a ...