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Labor Day at Coney Island

Read "Labor Day at Coney Island" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The Labor Day weekend broadcast included new releases from vocalists Audrey Silver, Deb Bowman, Barb Jungr, Tracey Coryell, a single from pianist Lauren Lee, plus a collaboration of Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller, with birthday shout outs to Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane, Teri Thornton, Valerie Simpson and Charlie Parker, among others and a nod to the ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Notre Vie Comme Un Western

Read "Notre Vie Comme Un Western" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The Bastille Day broadcast included new releases from John Finbury & Thelma De Freitas, Calabria Foti, Peter Eldridge & Kenny Werner and Maggie Gould plus birthday shout outs to songwriters Jimmy McHugh, Joan Whitney, saxophonist Lauren Sevian, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, cellist Akua Dixon, bassist Iris Ornig, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Debbie Harry, Luciana Souza and trumpter Carol ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rosana Eckert: Sailing Home

Read "Sailing Home" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Rosana Eckert has made a name for herself as a jazz vocals composer and arranger with her previous recordings, At The End Of The Day (GEM Records, 2003) and Small Hotel (GEM Records, 2010). Bright and imaginative, Eckert draws from a lifetime of music beginning with her childhood in El Paso, Texas, where the musical melting ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Rosana Eckert Offers Diverse Array Of Song Stylings On "Sailing Home," Set For June 21 Release By OA2/Origin Records

Vocalist-composer Rosana Eckert channels her eclectic musical influences into a similarly eclectic collection of tunes on her long-awaited fourth album, Sailing Home, set for a June 21 release on OA2/Origin Records. The album is a collaboration with Peter Eldridge, the highly sought-after vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist, who in addition to producing and playing keyboards on the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Roseanna Vitro: Following Her Muse

Read "Roseanna Vitro: Following Her Muse" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the back panel of vocalist Roseanna Vitro's The Music Of Randy Newman (Motéma, 2011) says “File Under: Jazz/Pop/Vocals," those labels don't do her justice. Vitro's vocals are a conduit to the very core of American music--from blues and rock to soul and jazz--and her recorded output over the past three decades speaks to her talents ...

NEWS: RECORDING

John Evans & Dream release "Postcard from the Moon" on Studio Records

John Evans & Dream release "Postcard from the Moon" on Studio Records

Studio Records LLC takes great pride in announcing the release of the latest offering from John Evans & Dream. Postcard from the Moon is an eclectic mix of Evans' instrumental compositions and songs, with lyrics by Sandy Evans. From jazz/fusion through tropical to the classic jazz ballad, this album shows Evans and his group, Dream, in a glowing new light. The ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Studio Records LLC announces release date for "Postcard from the Moon," the latest offering from John Evans & Dream

Studio Records LLC announces release date for "Postcard from the Moon," the latest offering from John Evans & Dream

Studio Records has announced that September 21, 2010, is to be the release date for the next John Evans & Dream album. Postcard from the Moon is an eclectic mix of Evans' instrumental compositions and songs, with lyrics written by Sandy Evans. From jazz/fusion through tropical to the classic jazz ballad, this album shows Evans and his ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rosana Eckert: At The End Of The Day

Read "At The End Of The Day" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

There has been a trend for the past number of years of jazz vocalists opting for original compositions primarily and simply peppering their recordings and performances with stray standards. El Paso native Rosana Eckert conforms to this trend with a collection of original and standard compositions that are fresh and sophisticated. Backed by a crack team ...