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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 ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

InterSchool Orchestras of New York and Mingus Dynasty are collaborating to present MINGUS. This concert features never-before-heard full orchestra arrangements of popular Mingus tunes arranged by Earl McIntyre. It will also feature Renée Manning and solo performances by Mingus Dynasty. DATE: Sunday, November 17, 2019 TIME: 6 pm LOCATION: Long ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor

Read "Marcus Miller: America's AmBASSadoor" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Marcus Miller is most often described as a jazz, funk, soul, fusion, and R&B bassist. As much as that is accurate, it is a description that falls well short of the mark. Miller is a high-end musical sponge who manages to incorporate today's cultures and rhythms into his compositions, layered within the framework of sound he ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

Right On! DW3’s “Truth” Is Spreading Fast

With an active summer festival season on the horizon, things are already heating up for the throwback R&B vocal group on the heels of a new album release and a hot radio single featuring Brian Culbertson. Los Angeles, CA: A twelve-song set of smooth old school soul strewn with modern day sensibilities, retro R&B vocal group ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Phillip Brandon Crosses Musical Boundaries On Sunny New Ep

With the spring melting the icy chill of winter, the self-titled EP of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Phillip Brandon delivers an appropriately sunny ambience, feel-good vibrations pulsing through an electrifying powder keg of funk, jazz, and R&B. With musical inspirations as wildly diverse as Journey and Luther Vandross. Oddly enough, Brandon’s music crosses the boundaries between them ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Phillip Brandon

Q: Your music is a hybrid of various genres, namely funk, jazz, and rock & roll. How did this style come about? A: It's an amazingly beautiful thing when you set out with a vision, and then have others share in that vision without purposefully persuading them to do so. When I started this project, I ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life Eclipse, a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: Australian Blues Vocalist Dee Lavell

Q: When did you begin to sing? Who were your musical inspirations? A: It wasn't until I was in my 20s when friends started to tell me that I had a good voice and ought to go and get with a band. I loved soul and funk music, especially the black female singers, so I listened ...

NEWS: EVENT

Marcus Miller Hurt In Swiss Bus Crash

Marcus Miller Hurt In Swiss Bus Crash

(Reuters) - U.S. jazz musician Marcus Miller was injured on Sunday along with members of his band when their bus crashed in Switzerland, killing the driver, police said. The two-time Grammy winner was travelling with 10 members of his band from Monte Carlo in Monaco to Hengelo in the Netherlands when the bus crashed on the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

From Russia to Carnegie Hall: Violinist Leonid Levin's journey reflected on new CD

Leonid Levin's violin has logged more miles than the average person. It has taken its owner far, this beloved instrument. At this point it has become an extension of Levin himself, his right-hand man, his brother in arms. From his humble roots studying music in Moscow, Russia so many years ago, Levin and his violin have ...


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