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Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come

Read "Leni Stern: Finally The Fame Has Come" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Leni Stern has long been a triumphant voice of inspiration. The truth and steadfast beauty of her lyrics and music has touched many hearts around the world.

Recognition is a slippery slope, especially when one is not seeking or prioritizing it. Stern has stayed true to her roots and focused her impressive compositions, vocals, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads an All-Star Quintet on Imagine That, with Rhythmically Infectious Originals, a Radiohead Cover and Guest Vocal on “Baby Aya" by World Music Star Angélique Kidjo The album—to be released in the U.S. by Anzic Records on April 15, 2016—finds Freedman in league with a group of kindred spirits: guitarist Lionel Loueke, keyboardist Jason ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Youssou N'Dour: Fatteliku

Read "Fatteliku" reviewed by James Nadal

The mysterious rhythms and melodies which constitute the music of Africa, has been, and continues to be, a vital source of influence and inspiration to the rest of the world. Though African artists have always been active and recognized in their homelands, it was through the phenomenon of what is termed “world music" in the 1980's, ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Don Andrews Of Spirojazz

Q: Some people, especially those who familiar with progressive-rock albums from the '70s, would expect Space and Alienation as a science-fiction concept record. But Space and Alienation have a deeper meaning on your album, judging from the emotional tone of certain pieces. Is Space and Alienation what we feel from everyday living? In other words, we ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

James Cammack: Where You At?

Read "James Cammack: Where You At?" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Oftentimes, it's only the passing of time that can offer true perspective. In years to come, bassist James Cammack may look back on 2012 as the year when--after over 30 years in the business--he truly began his musical adventure in earnest. After 29 years playing bass in the ensembles of piano legend Ahmad Jamal, Cammack was, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ablaye Cissoko / Volker Goetze: Amanke Dionti

Read "Amanke Dionti" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Amanké Dionti is the most curiously beautiful record to hit shelves in the first half of 2012. Senegalese kora master Ablaye Cissoko and German trumpeter Volker Goetze have created a warm, engrossing, transcendent album that's glazed over with stark beauty and slight reverb, making it sound like a meeting of West African ideals and ECM-style production ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Dawda Jobarteh: Northern Light Gambian Night

Read "Dawda Jobarteh: Northern Light Gambian Night" reviewed by Chris May

Dawda Jobarteh

Northern Light Gambian Night

Sterns Music

2011

As the Gaddafis, Assads, Kim Jongs and other poisoned bloodlines (how long have you got?) remind us, dynastic succession is usually bad news. But in African music, bloodlines are benign: from childhood, a musician learns his art from a family elder ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2011 Festival Awards - The Festival International de Jazz de Montreal Honours Sade, Stanley Clarke, Youssou N'dour, Jean-Pierre Zanella and George Wein

Montreal—This year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal highlights the exceptional contributions to music made by Sade, Stanley Clarke, Youssou N'Dour, Jean-Pierre Zanella, as well as the remarkable oeuvre of George Wein. During this 32nd edition of the Festival, our winners will be presented, respectively, with the Ella Fitzgerald Award, Miles Davis Award, Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, Oscar Peterson Award and ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Blue Note Jazz Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival In New York City

Blue Note Jazz Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival In New York City

Chris Botti, Dave Brubeck, Chaka Khan, Bobby McFerrin, The Roots and Many More to Perform in June at this Year's Largest New York Jazz Festival June 1—June 30, 2011 New York, NY—In honor of its 30th anniversary, the Blue Note Jazz Club is opening its doors throughout New York City during the month of June for the inaugural ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids & Edgy Roots: globalFEST 2011 Artist Lineup

Unexpected Trends, Emerging Hybrids, and Edgy Roots: globalFEST Returns to NYC with 13 Artists on Three Stages, January 9, 2011 Unexpected trends are the new cutting edge: the hard-hitting Afro-Cuban percussionist quietly attracting rock icons to his shows; the expressive young vocalist invoking ancient sacred traditions with surprising immediacy; the cultural communities rich with unheralded, powerful sounds.

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