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News: Book / Magazine

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

West Coast Release Party For "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story"

Author Gregg Akkerman will be launching the release of his new book, The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (Scarecrow Press, 2012), on the West Coast at a reading event in San Diego, California. The release marks the long-overdue biography of a vocalist best known for his eponymously titled album with the intrepid saxophonist John Coltrane ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story

Read "The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story" reviewed by Gregg Akkerman


[Editor's Note: The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (Scarecrow Press, 2012), by Gregg Akkerman, is the long-overdue biography of a singer who, amongst other things, achieved considerable fame for his classic collaboration with intrepid saxophonist John Coltrane, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (Impulse!, 1963).] Several years ago I was riding in a ...

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News: Book / Magazine

Release Party For The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story

Release Party For The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story

Author Gregg Akkerman will be launching the release of his new book, The Last Balladeer: The Johnny Hartman Story (Scarecrow Press, 2012) at a combined reading/live performance in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The release marks the long-overdue biography of a vocalist best known for his eponymously titled album with intrepid saxophonist John Coltrane (Impulse!, 1963) and as ...

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News: Radio

Johnny Hartman Feature Ahead Of New Book

Johnny Hartman Feature Ahead Of New Book

Radio host Bill McCann will air a Johnny Hartman feature on his June 23 “Saturday Morning Edition of Jazz" show in acknowledgement of the artist's 89th birthday and an upcoming book. Heard on WCDB 90.9FM in Albany, New York, McCann will include guests Tom Pierce and Gregg Akkerman. Piece will contribute his recollections of seeing Hartman ...

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Article: Profile

Sachal Vasandani: A Deep Thinking Jazz Singer

Read "Sachal Vasandani: A Deep Thinking Jazz Singer" reviewed by Gregg Akkerman


Even with a few albums behind him, vocalist Sachal Vasandani is still considered a member of the younger generation of jazz musicians. What sets him apart from many of his contemporaries or predecessors is his keen intellectualism when it comes to his musicality and career aspirations. He does not just get by with a gorgeous tone ...

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Article: Contributor News

Tips, Festival Coverage, New Columns, Improvements and more!

Read "Tips, Festival Coverage, New Columns, Improvements and more!" reviewed by Michael Ricci


Dear fellow contributor, There's no such thing as a free lunch--but please read on for free overseas trips, free CDs, free job opportunities and more.Index 1. Festival Time!2. Looking for CDs to review?3. New Columns4. Improvements Galore5. Pros for Hire ...

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Article: Interview

Jon Hendricks: Still Creative, Still Outspoken

Read "Jon Hendricks: Still Creative, Still Outspoken" reviewed by Gregg Akkerman


Jon Hendricks is still swinging madly and looking forward to upcoming projects--not only in New York, but all over Europe. Having interviewed the creator of vocalese once before, he was the first name I thought of when considering the maiden edition of this Jazz on the 90th Floor column (the name comes from the lyric to ...

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Article: Album Review

Tish Oney: Sweet Youth

Read "Sweet Youth" reviewed by Gregg Akkerman


In previous offerings from singer Tish Oney, she surrounded herself in the trappings of traditionally sized jazz combos, but on Sweet Youth she eschews safety in numbers for the nowhere-to-hide texture of voice and guitar. This baker's dozen of standards and original songs dispels any doubts that the recently doctored Oney (University of Southern California, Jazz ...


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