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Article: Year in Review

2021: The Year in Jazz

Read "2021: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The jazz world continued grappling and adjusting in year two of the COVID-19 pandemic. International Jazz Day again went virtual for the most part. Singer Tony Bennett put the final stamp on his touring—and likely recording—career after his Alzheimer's disclosure. Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield was headed to federal prison. The National Endowment for the Arts welcomed four ...

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Article: Live Review

Veronica Swift at the Newman Center

Read "Veronica Swift at the Newman Center" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Veronica Swift Newman Center Denver, CO November 19, 2021 I don't know about you, but I love to watch pigeonholes explode. Not with pigeons in them of course, that would be too messy. No, the fun stuff is when those small boxes that the human mind loves to construct turn out ...

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Article: Album Review

Dionne Warwick: Déjà Vu: The Arista Recordings (1979-1994)

Read "Déjà Vu: The Arista Recordings (1979-1994)" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard


Every artist, even great ones, experiences peaks and valleys. When Dionne Warwick signed with Arista Records in 1979, she had nothing to prove, but her glory also seemed like a thing of the past. She was already a part of pop history with an unparalleled string of hits penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. In ...

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Article: Live Review

Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

Read "Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury" reviewed by Christine Connallon


Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY June 27, 2019 Darlene Love, born Darlene Wright, is an American singer and actress who discovered her voice while singing in her church at the age of 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Gospel gave her a foundation and ...

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Article: Live Review

Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio at Dazzle

Read "Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio at Dazzle" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio Dazzle Denver, CO November 10, 2017 Cecile McLorin Salvant with the Aaron Diehl Trio. Two acts for the price of one? Two different artists welded together for the sake of a concert? Hardly. Salvant has been performing with Diehl and his trio for ...

News: Recording

Handpicked Is Grammy-winning Master Guitarist Earl Klugh's Most Personal And Profound Recording To Date

Handpicked Is Grammy-winning Master Guitarist Earl Klugh's Most Personal And Profound Recording To Date

July 30, 2013 Solo/duo Release Features Special Guests Vince Gill, Bill Frisell And Jake Shimabukuro In 1976, the Detroit-born guitarist Earl Klugh—a self-taught virtuoso whose broad influences included Bill Evans, Burt Bacharach, Laurindo Almeida and the great country guitarist {{Chet Atkins—burst on the scene with his self-titled debut album, which easily crossed beyond the categories of ...

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News: Obituary

Tiny Dramas In Subtle Rhyme - The Genius Of Hal David

Tiny Dramas In Subtle Rhyme - The Genius Of Hal David

The master lyricist wrote in the people's language, but with complexity to match Bacharach's tunes. Hal David's life was the spectacle of a hard thing done well, with grace. David completed his song in Los Angeles on Sept. 1, at 91. As a musician and lyric-writer, I grew up with his words, especially his celebrated work ...

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News: Award / Grant

"Stand By Me," Written By Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King, To Receive Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala Event

“Stand By Me,” the song written by Leiber & Stoller and Ben E. King will receive the Towering Song Award at the 2012 Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) Gala Event to be held at the Marriott Marquee Hotel in New York City on Thursday, June 14, 2012, Songwriters Hall of Fame Chairman Jimmy Webb announced today. ...

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News: Recording

Sachal Jazz: Jazz Standards Recorded in Lahore, Pakistan

Sachal Music presents Sachal Jazz: Interpretations of Jazz Standards & Bossa Nova by the Sachal Studios Orchestra, Lahore Recorded at Sachal Studios Lahore, Pakistan and Abbey Road Studios, London, a collection of jazz classics fused with the traditional classical music of Pakistan and India Physical release date May 17th; Digital release date April 12th On May ...


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