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Sheila Jordan: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by Tyran Grillo

Better Than Anything showcases Sheila Jordan in an unusual trio with bassist Harvie S and pianist Alan Broadbent (subbing for Jordan's go-to, Steve Kuhn). The latter two triangulate Jordan's incomparability with graciousness in this archival treasure, restored from a 1991 live recording at Kimball's East in Oakland. Yet the rarity of the combination is easily forgotten ...

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Sue Sheriff: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It was in one of those art pieces often used to close an hour out on National Public Radio where a jazz vocalist was being interviewed about the durability and longevity of the “Great American Songbook." The singer remarked that as long as listeners age and have life experience, the standards composed between 1920 and 1960 ...

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Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Better Than Anything is about past and present, songs and singers, influences and memories, and father-and-daughter chemistry. It's the second album, following Deed I Do (Summit Records, 2012), that finds vocalist Rebecca DuMaine joining forces with her father, pianist Dave Miller.

DuMaine and Miller share more than genetic code, as they both seem ...

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Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Smart. Simple. Confident. Competent. These are just four descriptors that apply to Rebecca DuMaine's recital with the Dave Miller Trio entitled Better Than Anything. DuMaine and Miller assemble a recital of fifteen standards and near standards that nominally orbit the specters of Bob Haymes, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leonard Bernstein, who each provide two songs to ...