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

Read "The Newest Sound You Never Heard" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Pianist Ran Blake has developed a reputation over the years for recording duets with vocalists, including in recent times, Sara Serpa, Dominique Eade and Christine Correa. That began back in 1961 when he released The Newest Sound Around (RCA), a remarkable set of duets with singer Jeanne Lee. The duo toured together occasionally in subsequent years ...

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Audrey Silver: Very Early

Read "Very Early" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early. In putting together this program, Silver thought long and ...

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Rebecca DuMaine & The Dave Miller Trio: Better Than Anything

Read "Better Than Anything" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Smart. Simple. Confident. Competent. These are just four descriptors that apply to Rebecca DuMaine's recital with the Dave Miller Trio entitled Better Than Anything. DuMaine and Miller assemble a recital of fifteen standards and near standards that nominally orbit the specters of Bob Haymes, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Leonard Bernstein, who each provide two songs to ...

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Linda Oh: Initial Here

Read "Initial Here" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


President Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote, “Walk softly and carry a big stick," epitomizes Linda Oh, the soft-spoken bassist/composer who draws total respect with her intrepid musicianship. With her highly acclaimed self-released debut, Entry (2010), and increased visibility through recording dates and gigs like Dave Douglas' “Tea for 3" Tour, Oh is emerging as one of jazz's ...


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