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Cecile McLorin Salvant

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Cécile McLorin Salvant was born and raised in Miami, Florida of a French mother and a Haitian father. She started classical piano studies at 5, and began singing in the Miami Choral Society at 8. Early on, she developed an interest in classical voice, began studying with private instructors, and later with Edward Walker, vocal teacher at the University of Miami. In 2007, Cécile moved to Aix-en-Provence, France, to study law as well as classical and baroque voice at the Darius Milhaud Conservatory. It was in Aix-en-Provence, with reedist and teacher Jean-François Bonnel, that she started learning about improvisation, instrumental and vocal repertoire ranging from the 1910s on, and sang with her first band

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Ghost Song

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Wuthering Heights; Optimistic Voices / No Love Dying; Ghost Song ; Obligation; Until; I Lost My Mind; Moon Song; Trail Mix; The World Is Mean; Dead Poplar; Thunderclouds; Unquiet Grave.

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Jacob’s Ladder

Label: Nonesuch Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: -maybe as his skies are wide-; Herr und Knecht (Master and Slave); (Entr'acte) Glam Perfume; Cogs in Cogs, pt. 1: Dance; Cogs in Cogs, Pt. II: Song; Cogs in Cogs, Pt. III: Double Fugue; Tom Sawyer; Vou correndo te encontrar / Racecar; Jacob’s Ladder, Pt. I: Liturgy; Jacob’s Ladder, Pt. II: Song; Jacob’s Ladder, Pt. III: Ladder; Heaven: I. All Once – II. Life Seeker – III. Würm – IV. Epilogue: It Was a Dream but I Carry It Still.

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Standing by The Crossroads

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2022
Track listing: Standing by The Crossroads; Habana Blues Chronicle; Solitaria; Panal de Abejas; Picture Window; I Belong to You; Keep the Eyes on the Bull; San Isidro - Part I; San Isidro _ Part II; Song for Freedom; Yo Soy Lori Oba; No Man's Land.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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News: Recording

Multi-Grammy Nominee & Guggenheim Fellow Elio Villafranca 'Standing By The Crossroads' Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant! ArtistShare Project

Multi-Grammy Nominee & Guggenheim Fellow Elio Villafranca 'Standing By The Crossroads' Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant! ArtistShare Project

Two time Grammy nominated Cuban jazz pianist and composer, and 2021 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship Elio Villafranca, has created a new work for ArtistShare entitled Standing by the Crossroads. This piece, different than his previous work CINQUE, speaks about his own life experiences as an artist, growing up in the small town of San Luis, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Celebrations For Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pannist Joy Lapps, a Carla Bley tribute by Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison & Ted Nash, the WJ3 All Stars, saxophonist Jean Fineberg, vocalist Sylvia Brooks plus a single from pianist Lauren Lee, with birthday shoutouts to Mary Osborne, lyricist Dorothy Fields, Phoebe Snow, Gayelynn McKinney, Akua Dixon, Lauren Sevian and ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

21 Standards on Tap

Read "21 Standards on Tap" reviewed by David Brown


What makes a song a standard? How does a tune enter the commonly shared repertoire that jazz musicians have been expected to know at any moment? Tonight, we spin a variety of well-worn standards for your listening pleasure. Sonny Rollins once said, “Jazz and standards are forever locked in loving embrace." Some commentary in this episode ...

Article: Album Review

Tyshawn Sorey: Mesmerism

Read "Mesmerism" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


«Ho sempre accolto con favore l'opportunità di suonare questa musica—dice Tyshawn Sorey-. Dopo essere stato etichettato come un cosiddetto “avanguardista" per quasi due decenni, ho deciso che era giunto il momento di realizzare questa session con musicisti che rispetto e ammiro profondamente». Un piano trio in omaggio alla tradizione può risultare sorprendente per ...

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Article: Album Review

Naama Gheber: I’m A Fool To Want You

Read "I’m A Fool To Want You" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Vocalist Naama Gheber is applying a different paradigm to the release of her second recording, the EP If I Knew Then, presently due for release in November 2022. She previously released the single “Old Mother Hubbard" and now follows it with a starkly fashioned “I'm A Fool To Want You." Gheber released her debut recording Dearly ...


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