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Meredith d'Ambrosio

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Boston born Meredith d'Ambrosio, a renaissance woman of international critical acclaim, has successfully combined careers in the musical and visual arts. Her musical sojourn began in 1958 in Boston singing with small bands with Roger Kellaway on piano. Although she worked primarily as a jazz singer-pianist she is also known as a respected calligrapher, watercolorist, creator of eggshell mosaics, composer, lyricist, recording artist and teacher. She branched out into NYC in 1981, and since that time has been touring extensively throughout North America and Europe performing with such musicians as Harold Danko, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Fred Hersch, Eddie Higgins, Dick Hyman, Hank Jones, Lee Musiker, Mike Renzi, Richard Wyands, Milt Hinton, Major Holley, Jay Leonhart, Michael Moore, George Mraz, Rufus Reid, Leroy Vinnegar, Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, Lee Konitz, Ken Peplowski, Phil Woods, Jack Sheldon, Don Sickler, Al Grey, Johnny Frigo, Gene Bertoncini, Kevin Eubanks, Joe Ascione, Terry Clarke, Keither Copeland, Jake Hanna, Butch Miles and Ben Riley to name a few. Meredith d'Ambrosio continues to delight those who have come to expect a high degree of proficiency in her artistic offerings and has shown herself to be, if not an iconoclast, one who is comfortable enough with her own sense of self to challenge the mainstream concept of popularity without sacrificing considerable talents and originality. "To listen to d'Ambrosio is to abandon oneself to her charm

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Sarah Vaughan Centennial, New Releases By Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Kelly Green & More

Read "Sarah Vaughan Centennial, New Releases By Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Kelly Green & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


Women's History Month continues with new releases from Monty Alexander, Martin Budde, Danae Olano, Allison Adams Tucker and Kelly Green, with birthday shoutouts to Deanna Witkowski, Eliane Elias, Marian McPartland, Sarah Vaughan (100!), Meredith d'Ambrosio, Miki Yamanaka, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Virginia Schenck, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...

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Article: Profile

Eddie Higgins: Elegance And Confidentiality

Read "Eddie Higgins: Elegance And Confidentiality" reviewed by Daniele Trucco


This article was translated into English and was first published on meer.com.The story of a refined pianist, feted as a sideman by the greats of international jazz and an authentic star of the Japanese record scene.The Ascent I met pianist Eddie Higgins on three separate occasions--the first time was in 2006 at ...

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Article: Profile

Tierney Sutton: An Instrumentalist’s Singer

Read "Tierney Sutton: An Instrumentalist’s Singer" reviewed by Mathew Bahl


"Jazz demands something of you," says Tierney Sutton. The Los Angeles based singer is discussing the challenge of selling complicated, improvised music in a culture addicted to simple, pre-packaged formulas. “Being barraged in the media teaches people not to engage, not to seek great art, not to listen with their own ears, not to ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roy Nathanson, Leap Day Trio, Jimmy Rushing and a Lot More

Read "Roy Nathanson, Leap Day Trio, Jimmy Rushing and a Lot More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This episode contains a wide range of jazz artists, from Roy Nathanson and the Leap Day Trio to Jimmy Rushing and Meredith d'Ambrosio. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Paul Smoker Notet “Goodbye, David II" ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Jazz Aires, Rhymes Of Spring, Juno Winners and More

Read "New Releases, Jazz Aires, Rhymes Of Spring, Juno Winners and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast includes new releases from Ingrid Laubrock, Lucy Yeghiazaryan, Monika Herzig & Janiece Jaffe, plus a special project by Vivienne Aerts supporting Femmes de Virunga, a cacao farm collective of 1500 women in the Congo, with birthday shoutouts to Deanna Witkowski, Aretha Franklin, Meredith d'Ambrosio, Amina Claudine Myers, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marian McPartland, Mimi Jones ...

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Article: Album Review

Meredith d'Ambrosio: Sometime Ago

Read "Sometime Ago" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Dopo dieci anni di silenzio discografico è un gran piacere ascoltare un nuovo album della cantante di Boston, il diciassettesimo per la Sunnyside, con cui pubblica dalla metà degli anni ottanta, qualche anno dopo il suo debutto. Più che cantante Meredith preferisce definirsi “song stylist" e tale resta all'età di 81 anni, senza ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two Masterful Duos (Night and Day)

Read "Two Masterful Duos (Night and Day)" reviewed by Geno Thackara


Sachal Vasandani and Romain Collin Still Life Edition Records 2022 While the first year of COVID-19 turned the world upside down, Sachal Vasandani and Romain Collin turned sudden isolation into figurative gold. The simple duo album Midnight Shelter (Edition, 2021) was a rich sleeper that proved to continue getting better with ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More

Read "New Releases With Birthday Shoutouts to Doris Day, Pearl Bailey, Alberta Hunter and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from Dan Perantoni, Idit Shner and the Jim Self/John Chiodini Duo with birthday shoutouts to Doris Day (100!), Pearl Bailey, Amina Claudine Myers, Alberta Hunter, Rachel Therrien, Tessa Souter, Meredith d'Ambrosio and Norah Jones, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing their music during ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases from Rhoda Scott, Cecilia Sanchietti Plus Remembering Lyricist Marilyn Bergman

Read "New Releases from Rhoda Scott, Cecilia Sanchietti Plus Remembering Lyricist Marilyn Bergman" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from organist Rhoda Scott, drummer Cecilia Sanchietti, guitarist Dave Stryker, vocalists Cecil L. Recchia, Christiane Karam, and the Roddy Ellias Free Spirit Ensemble, as well as songs with lyrics by Alan and Marilyn Bergman, in honor of her recent passing. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by ...


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