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Jazz Goes to the Movies and Valentine's Day Singles

Read "Jazz Goes to the Movies and Valentine's Day Singles" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week we feature new releases from The Coachella Valley Trio, trumpeter Rachel Therrien, pianists Lisa Hilton and Carol Albert, vocalists Robin McKelle, Kaylé Brecher, and Raquel Cepeda, plus Valentine's Day singles from Sue Maskaleris and Cynthia Scott, with birthday shout outs to Carole King, Michika Fukumori and Carmen Staaf, among others. There are also plenty ...

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Hell's Bells - That Special Time of Year

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Includes more holiday songs penned by women as the season is in full swing, with Christmas albums from B3 Kings, Martina DaSilva, Dan Chmielinski, Noel & Maria and new releases from Rez Abbasi and Isabelle Olivier, Carmen Souza, Iro Haarla, plus birthday shout outs to Cassandra Wilson (pictured), Sylvia Syms, Dave Brubeck, Cory Weeds, Kerry Marsh, ...

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Bending Towards the Light

Read "Bending Towards the Light" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This week's episode includes a smattering of old and new holiday songs penned by women, a boatload of new releases from vocalists Alex Pangman, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst, Alla Ray, Alison Wedding, pianists Hyuna Park, Simone Baron and Carmen Sandim, trombonist Aubrey Logan and bassist Kristen Korb, plus birthday shout outs to Ethel ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!

Read "You've Got a Friend - Happy Birthday to Carole King!" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast fell on the day of the Grammy awards and included new releases from vocalists Catherine Russell and Tierney Sutton respectively, composer Miho Hazama, pianist Beegie Adair and trombonist Jennifer Wharton, with birthday shout outs to Natalie Cole, Anne Marie Moss, plus a few jazz treatments of songs by Carole King in the fourth hour ...

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Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch Return To Bemelmans Bar At The Carlyle

Performances Will Take Place April 12, 19, 26; June 7, 14, 21, 28 Caruso & Stritch’s Shows at Bemelmans, Favorites of Fellow Artists, Have Featured Sit-Ins by Liza Minnelli, Michael Feinstein, Bono, Marilyn Maye, Jane Monheit, Linda Lavin and Others The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Jim Caruso & Billy Stritch back to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

David Basse: Uptown

Read "Uptown" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

West Coast singer Mark Winkler (Sweet Spot [Cafe Pacific Records, 2011]) heard David Basse and immediately signed him to his Cafe Pacific Records. Uptown is the first product of this partnership and, for the sake of the male jazz singer, does not come a moment too soon. There exists a huge disparity between female and male ...

The Swing Set

Label: Yellow Sound Label
Released: 2011
Track listing: I've Got My Fingers Crossed; I Love A Violin; Manhattan; Gotta Be This Or That; I'm So Happy; If I Only Had A Brain; I'm Shootin' High; The Doodlin' Song; Pick Yourself Up; Flexible; Just Squeeze Me; Heart's Desire.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mark Winkler: Sweet Spot

Read "Sweet Spot" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

For all of his musical bona fides, Mark Winkler is no more a jazz singer than Jim Caruso or Michael Bublé. In spite of the fact that he attracted the best of the best in his sidemen--bassist Robert Hurst, pianist Billy Childs and drummer Greg Hutchinson--for Sweet Spot, he remains something else. The point being, that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jim Caruso: The Swing Set

Read "The Swing Set" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

This disc is 250,000 pounds-per-square-inch cabaret music rendered with a loving and exacting hand by a coy master. Singer Jim Caruso does not take himself seriously while doing exactly that, and it is this quality that makes The Swing Set so much entertaining fun. Caruso's repertoire is not dusty standards, sanded to nothingness; instead, he chooses ...


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