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Content by tag "Al Jarreau"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe

Read "David Finck: The Bass, Scatting Offenses, and the Back Hoe" reviewed by Dr. Judith Schlesinger

David Finck is not only a first-call bassist with a long resume of high-profile recordings and gigs, but he's one of the most versatile musicians on any instrument. Finck has been in the studio, touring, and/or sharing the world's greatest stages with everyone from Andre Previn to Ivan Lins, Woody Herman to Natalie Cole and Kenny ...

Sidney Jacobs: First Man

Read "First Man" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Call this R&B-inflected jazz, jazz-informed soul, or soul-soaked singer-songwriter fare with a chaser of standards and surprises. You can take your pick, as all of those descriptors are basically on the money. But it doesn't really matter how you tag this. It's fine music by any name.

Sidney Jacobs' second album, following the ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Jessie Lambiase Featuring Gil Parris

Read "Jessie Lambiase Featuring Gil Parris" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Jessie Lambiase Featuring Gil Parris
Iridium
New York, NY
March 10, 2017

Lovers of fine guitar playing are aware of the monstrous chops of Gil Parris, the jazz, blues and rock master who has been called “one of guitardom's unsung heroes." How can it be that a virtuoso who's been nominated for a ...

NEWS: BIRTHDAY

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Jarreau

Jazz Musician of the Day: Al Jarreau

All About Jazz is celebrating Al Jarreau's birthday today!

Al Jarreau’s unique vocal style is one of the world’s most precious treasures. His innovative musical expressions have made him one of the most exciting and critically-acclaimed performers of our time with seven Grammy Awards, scores of international music awards and popular accolades worldwide. It’s not ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Al Jarreau holds forth on the art of singing, the decline of radio and the glory of the great American songbook

Read "Al Jarreau holds forth on the art of singing, the decline of radio and the glory of the great American songbook" reviewed by Jim Trageser

Note: This interview with Al Jarreau was originally published in 2004 on Turbula.net.

Any doubts that Al Jarreau was born to sing are quickly dispensed with by a simple conversation with the man--he is incapable of holding forth on the topic of music without dipping into the subject at hand.

Not ten ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Bunny Brunel And Stanley Clarke Bring Notable Bass Players Together For This Historical New Bass CD, Entitled "Bunny Brunel And Friends - Bass Ball"

Bunny Brunel And Stanley Clarke Bring Notable Bass Players Together For This Historical New Bass CD, Entitled "Bunny Brunel And Friends - Bass Ball"

“I think Bass Ball is a great, innovative record with some of the best bass players in the world, encompassing a variety of styles.” –Bunny Brunel If you like the bass, then you will love Bass Ball, a new CD encompassing everything that’s great about the bass. The innovative album is produced by Bunny Brunel and Stanley ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

SLIXS At Derry International Choral Festival 2016

Read "SLIXS At Derry International Choral Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

SLIXS
Derry International Choral Festival
St. Columb's Hall
Derry, N. Ireland
October 20, 2016

In just four editions the City of Derry International Choral Festival has carved its place among the world's leading choral festivals, attracting the very best international choirs to the Walled City. A pleasing aspect of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Elijah Rock - Triple Threat - New Release January 2017 "Gershwin For My Soul"

Elijah Rock - Triple Threat - New Release January 2017 "Gershwin For My Soul"

ELIJAH ROCK TRIPLE THREAT:
Singer, Dancer, Actor New Release January 2017
Gershwin For My Soul Gershwin For My Soul represents a full circle journey for jny: Cleveland-born baritone Elijah Rock. He began singing at age 13 and stepped up to his first Gershwin songs at 16 in “Porgy & Bess" at ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

NEWS: EVENT

The Jazz Cruise 2017 Celebrating Its 16th Sailing Welcomes Al Jarreau

The Jazz Cruise 2017 Celebrating Its 16th Sailing Welcomes Al Jarreau

VOCAL LEGEND TO JOINS SUPERSTARS OF JAZZ, INCLUDING JIMMY COBB, FREDDY COLE, EDDIE DANIELS, LEWIS NASH, HOUSTON PERSON, PAQUITO D’RIVERA, ELIANE, ELIAS, TAKE 6, CYRILLE AIMEE, RANDY BRECKER, MIKE STERN, BILL EVANS, RENE MARIE Music Director SHELLY BERG Special Hosts JOHN PIZZARELLI and MARCUS MILLER AND DOZENS MORE The Jazz Cruise will set sail next February with one of the greatest treasures in ...


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