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NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Andy Lalasis Trio @ Collingswood New Jersey, Thursday Nov. 1st!

Andy Lalasis Trio @ Collingswood New Jersey, Thursday Nov. 1st!

Appearing at Jazz Bridge in Collingswood! at the Collingswood Community Center (30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey) on November 1st is jazz bassist Andy Lalasis and his trio. One show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are only available at the door. For info: 610-745-3011. Jazz Bridge, a 501C public charity that ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Christian McBride: Knocking on the Door

Read "Christian McBride:  Knocking on the Door" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Christian McBride was talking about the Grammy he received in October, 2011 for his big band album, The Good Feeling (Mack Avenue, 2011)--his first Grammy as a leader and third overall. While the bassist certainly appreciated getting the nod from his peers and from the Recording Academy, he said he gets just as much of a ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Chris McNulty: A Siren From Down Under

Read "Chris McNulty: A Siren From Down Under" reviewed by Ludwig vanTrikt

Chris McNulty emigrated to New York City, from her native home in Melbourne, Australia, in 1988. Since then she's released five recordings, with Waltz For Debby (Discovery, 1991) first introducing the Australian singer to American audiences. On that record, she wrote what would ultimately become the official, published lyrics to Miles Davis' classic “Blue in Green." ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Monty Alexander: Uplift

Read "Uplift" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

Virtually everyone who plays with pianist Monty Alexander loves the challenge of keeping up with his mischievous music-making and sudden changes in direction. Then there are those quotes--splashes of everything from bugle calls and nursery rhymes to Duke Ellington and “Meet the Flintstones"--that challenge the listeners' repertoire, as well as adding delight and surprise to each ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jim Caruso: The Swing Set

Read "The Swing Set" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This disc is 250,000 pounds-per-square-inch cabaret music rendered with a loving and exacting hand by a coy master. Singer Jim Caruso does not take himself seriously while doing exactly that, and it is this quality that makes The Swing Set so much entertaining fun. Caruso's repertoire is not dusty standards, sanded to nothingness; instead, he chooses ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor

Read "53rd Monterey Jazz Festival: A Distinctive New Orleans Flavor" reviewed by Larry Taylor

To summarize the high spots of the 2010 Monterey Jazz Festival would certainly take more than one lead paragraph. From Sept. 17 through 19 at the Monterey, California, Fairgrounds, there was a pervasive New Orleans spirit in the air and the music. This was emphasized by the appearances of Trombone Shorty on Saturday afternoon, and Harry ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Hilary Kole: Versatile, Sweet and Jazzy

Read "Hilary Kole: Versatile, Sweet and Jazzy" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

When Hilary Kole sings, she can become one of the ideal subjects for the “what is jazz singing" discussion that has gone on for decades. She sings clear and cleanly, with a sure tone and an attractive sound. She's done cabaret and her voice is perfectly suited for it. But she sings with small jazz groups ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Singer Hilary Kole Interviewed at All About Jazz

Singer Hilary Kole Interviewed at All About Jazz

When Hilary Kole sings, she can become one of the ideal subjects for the “what is jazz singing" discussion that has gone on for decades. She sings clear and cleanly, with a sure tone and an attractive sound. She's done cabaret and her voice is perfectly suited for it. But she sings with small jazz groups ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ralph Lalama: Steppin' Out, Steppin' Forward

Read "Ralph Lalama: Steppin' Out, Steppin' Forward" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Ralph Lalama's rich tenor saxophone voice has been heard for years on the New York City scene, perhaps most notably with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and its predecessors, first led by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis, and later by just Lewis. He's a guy who grew up when rock music was fully bursting on the American ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Barb Jungr: Smart, Sassy, Sexy

Read "Barb Jungr: Smart, Sassy, Sexy" reviewed by John Eyles

Singer Barb Jungr is on a roll at present. In March 2009 she and accompanist Simon Wallace played for the first time at Café Carlyle, in New York City, presenting a show entitled “The Men I Love" which featured songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen, Todd Rundgren and Neil Diamond. The ...