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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bruce Lofgren's Jazz Pirates: Wind and Sand

Read "Wind and Sand" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Batten the hatches and shiver the timbers--guitarist Bruce Lofgren's Los Angeles-based Jazz Pirates are climbing aboard with their fourth album for Night Bird Records and Lofgren's eighth as leader of his own ensemble. While these buccaneers aren't really after gold or silver (although a little of that wouldn't hurt), they do fancy that some of their ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anna Mjoll at Vibrato on February 24th

Anna Mjoll  at Vibrato on February 24th

Iceland's First Lady of Jazz, Miss Anna Mjoll plays another near-guaranteed sellout at Herb Alpert's Vibrato in Bel-Air Friday, February 24th, 2012 at 9pm "The sweetest voice on the current Jazz scene. Period." —Arnaldo DeSouteiro "Lightly twisted, jazzy..." —Los Angeles Times Anna Mjoll By LA Weekly's Tom Meek: Iceland's Anna Mjoll grew up in one of her country's leading musical ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anna Mjoll @ Vibrato Jan 29 2012 - Almost Sold Out !

Anna Mjoll @  Vibrato Jan 29 2012 - Almost Sold Out !

Iceland's First Lady of Jazz, Miss Anna Mjoll plays another near-guaranteed sellout at Herb Alpert's Vibrato in Bel-Air Sunday, January 29th, 2012 at 8pm "The sweetest voice on the current Jazz scene. Period." —Arnaldo DeSouteiro "Lightly twisted, jazzy..." —Los Angeles Times Anna Mjoll By LA Weekly's Tom Meek Iceland's Anna Mjoll grew up in one of her country's leading musical ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Anna Mjoll @ Herb Alpert's Vibrato - Almost sold out!

"Icelandic jazz vocalist Anna Mjöll has developed a considerable buzz in L.A. selling out two nights of recent weekend shows at Vibrato." —Tom Meek, LA Jazz.com Icelandic Jazz Singing Sensation ANNA MJOLL will be performing live at HERB ALPERT's VIBRATO January 29th, 2011. MJOLL will perform with The amazing PAT SENATORE TRIO, consisting of PAT SENATORE on bass, ED CZACH on piano ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lorraine Feather: The Girl With the Lazy Eye

Read "Lorraine Feather: The Girl With the Lazy Eye" reviewed by Carl L. Hager

While writing the tune “Scrabble" for her recently released CD Ages (Jazzed Media, 2010), lyricist and singer Lorraine Feather's songwriting partner, Dick Hyman, had an unusual request that bordered on a dare: could she work the name of the venerable pianist/composer's family friend Dushka into the lyrics? After all, the middle section of his stride composition ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lorraine Feather: Ages

Read "Ages" reviewed by AAJ Staff

As the daughter of respected jazz critic, Leonard Feather, Lorraine Feather comes to her jazz pedigree honestly, but more from natural talent than dogged filial loyalty. In possession of a pure, rich voice, she tried acting--along with some discouraging stints in the food industry--before finding her multi-colored niche in singing and composing. Ages, about the epochs ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Mike Barone Big Band / North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band / John Daversa Big Band

Read "Mike Barone Big Band / North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band / John Daversa Big Band" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Mike Barone Big Band
Flight of the Bumblebee
Rhubarb Recordings
2009

Flight of the Bumblebee is composer/arranger/trombonist Mike Barone's fifth big band album in as many years, and one can always deduce beyond the shadow of a doubt that he has some fresh and engaging insights to share. Barone's purpose ...