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Ran Blake / Christine Correa: When Soft Rains Fall

Read "When Soft Rains Fall" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Pianist Ran Blake and vocalist Christine Correa have recorded several duo albums together including two on the music of Abbey Lincoln. Here they turn to another iconic singer, Billie Holiday, concentrating on the contents of her final album, Lady In Satin (Columbia, 1958). Lady In Satin is known for its lush orchestral and choral ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 5

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 5" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Back to popular demand! Here's some more musical therapy for these trying times, the fifth installment of this popular mix-tape series, featuring selections by Tim Berne, Theo Bleckmann, Stefano Bollani, Tommaso Cappellato, Taylor Ho Bynum, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Mats Gustaffson, Maya Keren, Brad Mehldau, Aaron Parks, Rosa Brunello and Ben Wendel. Happy listening! Stay safe ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alice Ricciardi, Pietro Lussu: Catch a Falling Star

Read "Catch a Falling Star" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Le fonti d'ispirazione sono chiare (in primis il magistrale The Newest Sound Around di Jeanne Lee e Ran Blake) ma le scelte espressive e le doti personali di Alice Ricciardi e Pietro Lussu rendono il disco originale e avvincente. La cantante milanese è stata allieva di Blake al New England Conservatory ed ha ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Alice Ricciardi, Pietro Lussu: Catch a Falling Star

Read "Catch a Falling Star" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Le fonti d'ispirazione sono chiare (in primis il magistrale The Newest Sound Around di Jeanne Lee e Ran Blake) ma le scelte espressive e le doti personali di Alice Ricciardi e Pietro Lussu rendono il disco originale e avvincente. La cantante milanese è stata allieva di Blake al New England Conservatory ed ha ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake

Read "The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake" reviewed by Duncan Heining

There have been few American composers and musicians, with the ability to encapsulate their country's music in all its racial and ethnic complexity. We might perhaps point to Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives and perhaps, in their own distaff ways, Harry Partch and Steve Reich. In jazz, their number is fewer still--Duke Ellington and George ...

The Newest Sound You Never Heard

Label: A-side Records
Released: 2019
Track listing:
CD 1:
Misterioso; Honeysuckle Rose; On Green Dolphin Street; A Hard Day's Night; Can't Give You Anything But Love; Hallelujah, I Love Him So; Night and Day; Ja-Da (take 1); Something's Coming; Just Squeeze Me; God's Image; Retribution; Smoke After Smoke; Parker's Mood; Caravan; Beautiful City; Birmingham U.S.A.; Ja-Da (take 2); Take the A-Train.
CD 2:
Out of This World; Mister Tambourine Man; Round About; Moonlight in Vermont; The Frog, the Fountain, and Aunt Jane; Billie's Blues; Night in Tunisia; My Favorite Things; Blue Monk; Lonely Woman; Caravan; The Man I Love; Something to Live For; Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ran Blake - Christine Correa: Streaming

Read "Streaming" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Pianista raffinatissimo e di straordinaria esperienza, Ran Blake ha frequentato spesso i duetti con la voce, tanto che il suo primo disco, del 1962, è appunto in coppia con Jeanne Lee. Ultimo lavoro del genere in ordine di tempo è questo Streaming con la cantante Christine Correa, di origini indiane ma ormai da quarant'anni negli USA, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jeanne Lee, Ran Blake: The Newest Sound You Never Heard

Read "The Newest Sound You Never Heard" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Jeanne Lee e Ran Blake si conoscono a cavallo fra anni Cinquanta e Sessanta ai corsi del Bard College di New York, affacciato sul fiume Hudson. Si producono per la prima volta in duo in occasione di un concorso all'Apollo Theater, che vincono, cosicché, sul finire del 1961, incidono un primo album, The Newest Sound Around, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

This Will Make You Laugh - Famous Jazz Fathers and Their Children

Read "This Will Make You Laugh - Famous Jazz Fathers and Their Children" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

The Fathers Day broadcast included new releases from Ayelet Rose Gottlieb, Roxy Coss, Anat Cohen and Camila Meza, with birthday shout outs to the songwriters Irene Higgenbotham, Ivan Lins and Cy Coleman, pianists Geri Allen, Monika Herzig and Daryl Sherman, vocalists Nancy King, Alicia Olatuja, and harpist Carol Robbins, among others. Plus we hear from some ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie

Read "Salutes to Ma Rainey, Ella Fitzgerald and Blossom Dearie" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Winding up Jazz Appreciation Month with special birthday shout outs to the Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, pianist Dorothy Donegan, vocalists Ella Fitzgerald, Barbara Streisand and Blossom Dearie, among others, with new concept recordings from Nancy Kelly (a tribute to Mark Murphy) , Christina Morrison (duets with five other women vocalists) and Ellynne Rey (a ...


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