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Paul Simon

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During his distinguished career Paul Simon has been the recipient of many honors and awards including 12 Grammy Awards, three of which (”Bridge Over Troubled Water”, “Still Crazy After All These Years” and “Graceland”) were albums of the year. In 2003 he was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work as half of the duo Simon and Garfunkel. He is an inductee of The Songwriters Hall of Fame and is in the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame both as a member of Simon and Garfunkel and as a solo artist. His song “Mrs. Robinson” from the motion picture “The Graduate” was named in the top ten of The American Film Institute's 100 Years 100 Songs

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Article: Album Review

Mike LeDonne: Wonderful!

Read "Wonderful!" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Organist Mike LeDonne's latest recording, Wonderful!, is a labor of love on several levels. Of course, there is love of the music and love of accomplishing something that had not been done before--teaming a gospel choir with jazz quartet. Above all else, there is love for LeDonne's wife, Margaret, and daughter Mary who is disabled but, ...

Article: Album Review

Jo Lawry: Acrobats

Read "Acrobats" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Ha trovato un intrigante, e quanto mai riuscito, equilibrio tra sperimentazione e mainstream la cantante australiana Jo Lawry nel suo pieno ritorno al jazz dopo il debutto del 2008 con I Want to Be Happy. Il merito va condiviso con la contrabbassista Linda May Han Oh e la batterista Allison Miller, magnifiche co-leader di ...

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Article: Album Review

Luca Lo Bianco Quartet: Human Plots: Six Extraordinary Acts and a City

Read "Human Plots: Six Extraordinary Acts and a City" reviewed by Neil Duggan


Many acts of heroism are rewarded, but there are frequent acts of bravery and defiance that go unnoticed and unheralded. With the intention of shining a light on these everyday acts of humanity, Italian bassist Luca Lo Bianco brings us his third album as leader, Six Extraordinary Acts and a City. The acts concerned take place ...

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Lisa Lindsley

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Jazz vocalist Lisa Lindsley says that moving to Paris for a year was an idea proposed by her daughter, an aspiring high school contortionist who wanted to hone her French while studying at the Fratellini Circus School. Much to her daughter’s surprise, Lindsley put the plan in motion, and turned the adventure into the next step in her remarkable musical evolution. While her daughter decided return to the states after six months to tour with a circus in Vermont, Lindsley settled into the 19th arrondissement and quickly developed a network of regular gigs with skilled accompanists. 

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News: Recording

Acclaimed Global Music Collective The Scooches Ready New Single, 'Stop This Climate Change' For Earth Day

Acclaimed Global Music Collective The Scooches Ready New Single, 'Stop This Climate Change' For Earth Day

Global music sensation The Scooches have announced the April 21st release of “Stop This Climate Change,” a poetic and uplifting call to action fraught with cataclysmic imagery, yet infused with the desire for change. Arriving in time for Earth Day, the lyric “We’ve got to stop this climate and change" refers to the climate of helplessness ...

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Article: Interview

Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan

Read "Joe Lovano: Cleveland's Ultimate Jazz Titan" reviewed by Matthew Alec


Friday, June 24th, 2022, saxophonist Joe Lovano's group Sound Prints (alongside trumpeter and co-leader Dave Douglas) delivered a tour de force performance to spellbound audience members at the historic Mimi Ohio Theatre in Playhouse Square as a part of Cleveland's annual Tri-C JazzFest. Seasoned group interplay between drummer Rudy Royston, bassist Matt Penman, and pianist Leo ...

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla

Read "A Different Drummer, Pt. 8: Ustad Zakir Hussain Talks Tabla" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Origins of the Tabla The twin hand drum was developed in its current form about 300 years ago on the Indian subcontinent but the roots of the tabla may date to pre-Muslim, Arabia. The name comes from “tabl," the Arabic word for drum, and temple carvings of tabla-like double-hand drums date to 500 BCE. Tabla is ...

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Article: Book Review

Michael Brecker: Ode to a Tenor Titan

Read "Michael Brecker: Ode to a Tenor Titan" reviewed by Kyle Simpler


Ode to a Tenor Titan Bill Milkowski 408 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-4930-5376-6 Backbeat Books 2021 By the summer of 2005, most people in the jazz world knew that legendary tenor saxophonist Michael Brecker was suffering from a serious medical condition. He had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a ...

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News: Book / Magazine

Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker by Bill Milkowski

Ode to a Tenor Titan: The Life and Times and Music of Michael Brecker by Bill Milkowski

After John Coltrane, there was no more revered and profoundly influential saxophonist on the planet than Michael Brecker. For those coming of age in the 1970s, during that transitional decade when the boundaries between rock and jazz had begun to blur, Brecker stood as a transcendent figure. He was their Trane. Ode to a Tenor Titan ...


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