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Notre Vie Comme Un Western

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The Bastille Day broadcast included new releases from John Finbury & Thelma De Freitas, Calabria Foti, Peter Eldridge & Kenny Werner and Maggie Gould plus birthday shout outs to songwriters Jimmy McHugh, Joan Whitney, saxophonist Lauren Sevian, drummer Gayelynn McKinney, cellist Akua Dixon, bassist Iris Ornig, vocalists Suzanne Pittson, Debbie Harry, Luciana Souza and trumpter Carol ...

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I'll Remember April - Happy Jazz Appreciation Month!

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A smooth segue from Women's History into Jazz Appreciation Month, commencing with a celebration of Gene Bertoncini, Freddie Hubbard and John Pizzarelli's birthdays in the first hour and concluding with a celebration of Billie Holiday in the final hour, plus new releases from Ashley Pezzotti, Ulysses Owens, Jr., Alicia Olatuja and Claire Martin & Jim Mullen ...

Friends, Colleagues And Students To Celebrate Janet Lawson In NYC on May 15th

Friends, Colleagues And Students To Celebrate Janet Lawson In NYC on May 15th

Friends, current and former students, and many of the incredible musicians she has collaborated with over the years will gather on Monday, May 15th 2017 from 7 to 10pm at the extraordinary Minnie Petrie Synagogue at Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion, 1 West 4th St. (near Broadway) in jny: New York City, to offer a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Suzanne Pittson: Out of the Hub: The Music of Freddie Hubbard

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The vocalese and scatting tradition is alive and well in singer Suzanne Pittson. With Out of the Hub: The Music of Freddie Hubbard, Pittson continues to establish herself as one of the best singers on today's jazz scene.

Out of the Hub includes tunes written by or associated with trumpet legend Freddie Hubbard, with ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Seeking the Essence of Freddie Hubbard: Suzanne Pittson "Out of the Hub"

Seeking the Essence of Freddie Hubbard: Suzanne Pittson "Out of the Hub"

Vocalist Suzanne Pittson previously accepted the challenge of lyrically interpreting John Coltrane's opus “Resolution" from “A Love Supreme." With Alice Coltrane's consent she did so with all due humility... and with gusto! Her latest effort is a loving tribute to an artist whose legend appears to be growing slowly in ancestry, the late NEA Jazz Master ...

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Suzanne Pittson: Blues And The Abstract Truth

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Billy Eckstine once said to an aspiring vocalist “Use your natural chops, never affect an accent that is not your own" and to her credit there is not one iota of affectation in Suzanne Pittson's vocal style. She sings with clarity and never loses the essence of the song with useless histrionics. Pittson's instrument is her ...

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Suzanne Pittson: Resolution: A Remembrance of John Coltrane

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One of the most adventurous vocal CDs to come around in a long time is Suzanne Pittson's Resolution: A Remembrance of John Coltrane. Pittson achieves her goal of molding her voice into saxophone-like solos. She's bold and daring, very much in the spirit of the CD's honoree. The occasional slight lapse in intonation can be forgiven ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Suzanne Pittson: Resolution: A Remembrance of John Coltrane

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Resolution is a “concept” album whose cardinal purpose is to reshape the music of saxophonist John Coltrane, especially from his seminal work A Love Supreme, for vocalist Suzanne Pittson and her accompanists. As one who was never a partisan of Trane’s later “spiritual” period, I find it difficult to appraise with confidence those aspects of the ...

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Suzanne Pittson: Resolution: A Remembrance Of John Coltrane

Read "Resolution: A Remembrance Of John Coltrane" reviewed by Jim Santella

Scat singing and original lyrics mark Suzanne Pittson’s second release, which is centered on John Coltrane’s landmark A Love Supreme album. With a piano trio and tenor saxophonist, altering her voice at times as if it were a trumpet, Pittson sings of life and love, the deep feelings we have buried inside, and how the music ...