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Peter Campbell

With a voice described as "soaring" and "supernal," Peter Campbell has been performing for over thirty years. From cabaret appearances with fellow young performers from the worlds of theater, film and television, Peter went on to work in commercial jingles and to cabaret performances from New York to New England and the Midwest. He performs throughout Toronto since relocating to Canada from his native New York City in 2012.

His 2017 release, "Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn," has received critical acclaim both in Canada and internationally. The album garnered inclusion on several lists of the top jazz recordings of 2017 and was nominated for an Independent Music Award as Jazz Vocal Album of the year

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and Celebrations for Blossom Dearie, Ma Rainey and More

Read "New Releases and Celebrations for Blossom Dearie, Ma Rainey and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast features new releases from the Steven Feifke Big Band, the Alpha Rhythm Kings, Nicki Parrott, Esperanza Spalding, Chien Chien Lu, Norah Jones and the Art of Time Ensemble with birthday shoutouts to Mother of the Blues Ma Rainey, Blossom Dearie, Shirley Horn, Connie Crothers, and Mary Ann McSweeney, among others. Thanks for listening and ...

Album

Old Flames Never Die

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Stars; Two Faces in the Dark; My, How the Time Goes By; The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; If You Leave Paris; I Got Lost in His Arms; Old Flames Never Die; There Is No Music; Above the Clouds; Both Sides Now; Why Think About Tomorrow.

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Article: Album Review

Peter Campbell: Old Flames Never Die

Read "Old Flames Never Die" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


There's a “square peg, round hole" problem holding vocalist Peter Campbell back in the renown department. He doesn't fall into the resounding soul-stirrer category, à la Gregory Porter, the bop poet-philosopher niche, ruled by Kurt Elling, the pure experimentalist's camp, typified by Theo Bleckmann, the neo-soul realm, occupied by José James, the group-minded singer-songwriter space(s), elevated ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

The Empress of the Blues

Read "The Empress of the Blues" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast opens with a celebration of the music of Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, in honor of her birthday, with new releases from saxophonist Melissa Aldana, vocalists Emma Larsson, Marc Jordan, Joanna Wallfisch and Claire Martin, plus more birthday shout outs to Dusty Springfield and Carline Ray (member of the International Sweethearts of ...

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Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn

Label: Independent
Released: 2017
Track listing: A Time for Love; Sharing the Night with the Blues; Loving You; There's No You; Wild Is the Wind; Forget Me; I Watch You Sleep; The Great City; The Sun Died; If You Love Me; Something Happens to Me; So I Love You; You Won't Forget Me

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Article: Year in Review

Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2017

Read "Dan Bilawsky's Best Releases Of 2017" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Few things are a given, yet we can always count on a flood of new music making its way into the world over the course of a year. In 2017 some of the best jazz found its path by looking forward, doubling back, and/or branching out. In short, this music and the dedicated artists who make ...

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Article: Album Review

Peter Campbell: Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn

Read "Loving You: Celebrating Shirley Horn" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


Put aside notes, chords, rhythm, and the rest of the composite parts that add up to a song, for none of it means a thing if there's no real story to tell and no true artist to mold and honor the truth in the tale. The late Shirley Horn had an instinctual understanding about that fact, ...

Album

Street of Tears

Label: Independent
Released: 2014
Track listing: Loving You; Come a Little Closer/Good Morning Darling; Sell Me; You Must Believe in Spring; The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Bye Bye Country Boy; Street of Tears; In My Secret Life; He Was Too Good to Me; You'll See; Where Do You Start; Time Flies


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