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BANG! The Bert Berns Story

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BANG! The Bert Berns Story
Abramorama
2018

BANG! The Bert Berns Story compares favorably to The Terry Kath Experience (FilmRise, 2017), not just in the elevated quality of its conception and execution, but in its authorship by an offspring of the subject. Just as the Chicago guitarist's daughter, Michelle Sinclair, helmed the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

Read "The Heart Of Infinite Change" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The Heart Of Infinite Change (Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017), is an update of the 2015 album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama. In addition to a different record label, the current release features one new track “Lover Man" and deletes four others from the earlier album. Heart consists of songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, Joni Mitchell ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

TOUR DATES Nov 02: Bemowskie Centrum Kultury Warsaw, Poland
Nov 03: Jazz w muzeum Festival Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Nov 04: Vier Peh Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 05: Ronnie Scott’s London, United Kingdom
Nov 07: Master Class. University of Music Mannheim Mannheim, Germany
Nov 08 New Morning Paris, France ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rene Marie at Dazzle

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Rene Marie
Dazzle
Denver, CO
August 4, 2017

Rene Marie exudes joy. Over the course of an 80 minute set, she can evoke nearly every human emotion, but it's joy that comes across most often. That's how much she loves to sing. She even had to divorce her husband of 23 ...

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

Read "The Heart Of Infinite Change" reviewed by Walter Atkins

The Heart Of Infinite Change (Roxboro Entertainment Group), the debut album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama is an intriguing ten-track mix of original compositions and impeccable jazz standards. The album consists of 3 songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, plus one each by Joni Mitchell and Osho with additional lyrics. The balance comes from personalized arrangements ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Jazz Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington In Collingswood Nj On Thursday January 3rd!

Jazz Vocalist Rhenda Fearrington In Collingswood Nj On Thursday January 3rd!

Jazz Bridge in Collingswood presents vocalist Rhenda Fearrington at the Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Avenue in Collingswood, New Jersey on Thursday, January 3rd. Tickets are $10, $5 for students, and are available only at the door. Show time is 7:30. This promises to an exciting evening of jazz. Jazz singer and native New Yorker Rhenda Fearrington, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Shout! Factory to Reissue Two Acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live Albums July 17

Shout! Factory to Reissue Two Acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live Albums July 17

Shout! Factory has announced plans to celebrate renowned soul artist Donny Hathaway with a new 2-Disc reissue titled Donny Hathaway Live + In Performance, to be released on July 17. The set features 2 albums of live material produced by Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin, including the critically acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live album on Disc 1, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Kyle Walz Exhilarates With Collection Of Jazz And R&B Covers

There is a double meaning in the title of guitarist Kyle Walz's latest album, Lifted Standards. On one hand, it's a reference to the fact that the record is a collection of covers; in other words, these songs are 'lifted' from other artists. But in a subjective sense the music can really lift the spirits. Until ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Roberta Flack

Interview: Roberta Flack

You haven't lived until you hear Roberta Flack sing Feel Like Makin' Love over the phone. Her folk-soul voice is still so warm and rich. In today's Wall Street Journal (go here), I write about Roberta's new Beatles album, Let It Be Roberta. This CD isn't your typical pop-tribute album. Instead, It's a bold, revisionist interpretation ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Tina Richerson Trio explores groundbreaking textures on new album

The outer limits of jazz is where saxophonist Tina Richerson resides, a world in which experimentalism becomes the unifying thread. On the latest album from the Tina Richerson Trio, Up Against the Rail!, traditional jazz is given a slap, flirting with dissonant or uneasy textures. In other words, it actually tosses jazz back into the groundbreaking ...