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Five Women IX – Bianca Rossini; Cécile McLorin Salvant; Barbora Kabátkova; Alexis Cole; Suzanne Lorge

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Bianca Rossini
Vento do Norte
Apaixonada Music & BDM Records
2017

Rio de Janeiro-native singer Bianca Rossini follows her successful releases of Meu Amor (Apaixonada Music, 2012) and Kiss of Brazil (Apaixonada Music, 2011) with the present Vento Do Norte, another collection of original Bossa Novas that further cement Rossini's ...

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The Delmark Sound: Jason Stein Quartet and Corey Dennison Band

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Delmark Records has been a jny: Chicago institution for better than 60 years, most under the watchful eye of founder Bob Koester. The label remains the oldest jazz and blues record label operating in the United States. Like its fabled successor, ECM, the label sports a sonic world all its own. While an odd comparison, any ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Eddie Daniels and Roger Kellaway: Just Friends: Live at the Village Vanguard

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Resonance Records has dramatically improved the respective discographies of Bill Evans (Live At Art D'Lugoff's Top of The Gate (2012), Some Other Time: the Lost Session From the Black Forest (2016), Another Time: The Hilversum Concert (2017)); Wes Montgomery (Echoes of Indiana Avenue (2012), Wes Montgomery: In The Beginning-Early Recordings from 1949-1958 (2015), Smokin' in Seattle: ...

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The Realpolitik of Georg Frederic Handel

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A refined opera composer or brusque cutting contest brawler? A noted keyboardist or a savvy impresario? A sweet-natured collector of Art or a quick tempered musical entrepreneur? Pious Lutheran composer of Messiah or master musical plagiarist and propagandist. Baroque composer Georg Frederic Handel was nothing if not a man of the world and one who encompassed ...

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Gregg Allman: Southern Blood

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Music made at the end is always necessary listening. It may not be the best, prettiest, most, but it is obligatory if, for no other reason, as a final act of respect for the artist. Examples of compelling music made at the end of an artist's life are manifold. From classical composition, late Mozart, in particular ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lyn Stanley: Lyn Stanley – The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 2

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Song Stylist Lyn Stanley completes her Moonlight Sessions with Volume 2. This present offering follows only a few months after the release of her well-received The Moonlight Sessions, Volume 1 (A.T. Music, 2017), capping her project with a collection of carefully selected, well-covered standards, with a couple of surprises. Stanley's three-part creative paradigm, started with Volume ...

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Glenn Gould: Glenn Gould in Russia: Bach, Beethoven, Berg, Webern, Krenek

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Examples of Johann Sebastian Bach played on piano are a dime-a-dozen today, but it was not always this way. Before Glenn Gould's seismic debut with the Goldberg Variations (Columbia) in 1955, Bach's masthead keyboard composition was considered beyond the capabilities of the modern piano. While Gould was not the first to record the Goldbergs on piano ...

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Chickenbone Slim: The Big Beat

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What a good bit of music writing has is an overabundance of taking itself too seriously. I am guilty of it. There would have been a time when I would have dismissed a recording like Chickenbone Slim's The Big Beat as a silly contrived blues confection and I would have done so at an artistic loss ...

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Five Women VIII – Alma Micic; Jane Ira Bloom; Laura Ainsworth; Abelita Mateus; Tash Sultana

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Alma Micic
That Old Feeling
Whaling City Records
2017

Serbian vocalist Alma Micic's 2014 Tonight (CTA Records) was a welcome addition to the jazz vocals discography because of its bold repertoire and compelling performance. Micic returns with a decidedly more focused and refined recording that mixes the new and old with ...

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John Pizzarelli: Sinatra & Jobim @ 50

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The year 1967...the “Summer of Love," the Monterey Pop Festival, the release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely-Hearts Club Band, Their Satanic Majesties Request, and Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits. At the other end of the popular music spectrum, the beautifully square end, was the release of Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (Reprise), the recording that, with ...


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