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Theo Bleckmann

Theo Bleckmann. A jazz singer and new music composer of eclectic tastes and prodigious gifts, GRAMMY NOMINATED Theo Bleckmann makes music that is accessibly sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, and seriously playful. His work provokes the mind to wonder, but connects immediately with the heart. Singer. Bleckmann has released a series of gorgeous and irreverent albums on Winter & Winter, including recordings of Las Vegas standards, of Berlin kabarett, and of popular “bar songs” (all with pianist Fumio Yasuda), a recording of newly-arranged songs by Charles Ives (with the improvisational jazz/funk collective Kneebody), and most recently Solos for Voice and Toys, where Bleckmann brought just his stunning vocal technique, his emotional commitment, and his suitcase full of oddly evocative voice-altering gadgets to the project of recording delicate songs and poems alone at a monastery in the Swiss Alps. Collaborator. In addition to his work as a soloist, Bleckmann loves to mix it up with other musicians

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More

Read "New Releases, Birthday Shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, Kate Bush And More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from vocalists Jesse Garland, Marilyn Scott and trombonist Michael Dease, with birthday shoutouts to Joanne Brackeen, Annie Ross, as well as vocalists Carla Hassett, Nnenna Freelon, saxophonist Tara Davidson, and Kate Bush among others. Congratulations to new NEA Jazz Master Regina Carter . Thanks for listening and please support the artists ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts to Jazz Geminis Clora Bryant, Peggy Lee, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More

Read "New Releases Plus Birthday Shoutouts to Jazz Geminis Clora Bryant, Peggy Lee, Dee Dee Bridgewater and More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This broadcast presents new releases from pianist Ben Sidran, guitarist Margaret Slovak, Queen Kong, vocalists Cathy Segal-Garcia, Melody Gardot and Carol Lipnik with birthday shoutouts to Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Clora Bryant, Adison Evans, Denise Donatelli, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Mala Waldron, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by purchasing ...

Album

This Land

Label: Westerlies Records
Released: 2021
Track listing: The Fiddle and the Drum; Land; Two Good Men; Another Holiday; Tear the Fascists Down; Look for the Union Label; Wade in the Water; The Jolly Banker; Grandmar; In the Sweet By and By / The Preacher and the Slave; I Ain’t Got No Home In This World Anymore; Das Bitten der Kinder (Recitation); Das Bitten der Kinder; Looking Out; Thoughts and Prayers

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Article: Album Review

Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies: This Land

Read "This Land" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Given the state of the nation in 2021, it is no wonder that protest music has been springing up in all genres. This particular effort by vocalist Theo Bleckmann and the brass quartet the Westerlies mixes protest songs and hymns of the past with original compositions, to comment on various present-day problems. Issues touched ...

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Article: In Pictures

Seminari Siena Jazz 2021, Part 2-2

Read "Seminari Siena Jazz 2021, Part 2-2" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Article: In Pictures

Seminari Siena Jazz 2021, Part 1-2

Read "Seminari Siena Jazz 2021, Part 1-2" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Article: Live Review

Siena Jazz 2021

Read "Siena Jazz 2021" reviewed by Serena Antinucci


Durante una chiacchierata con il contrabbassista Paolino Dalla Porta e il batterista Fabrizio Sferra, alla fine della mia permanenza alla cinquantunesima edizione dei Seminari Estivi Internazionali di Siena Jazz, ho capito cosa significhi davvero vivere il jazz. Le lezioni si sono appena concluse e ci ritroviamo nell'atrio della Fortezza Medicea (sede della scuola), prima ...

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Article: Album Review

John Hollenbeck: Songs You Like a Lot

Read "Songs You Like a Lot" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Con questo disco John Hollenbeck conclude la trilogia iniziata otto anni fa sulla reinterpretazione di famosi brani della popular music (Songs I Like A Lot, Sunnyside 2013) e proseguita due anni dopo con Songs We Like a Lot per la stessa etichetta. Nel primo album la scelta dei temi era strettamente personale, nel ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases and A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Blue

Read "New Releases and A Jazz Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Joni Mitchell's Blue" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The broadcast presents new releases from Frankie Valli, saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith, vocalist Noa Fort, guitarist Paul Silbergleit and trumpeter Colin Steele, with birthday shoutouts to Rhoda Scott, Melissa Walker and Tierney Sutton. In the second hour—a special jazz celebration for the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell's iconic album Blue. Thanks for listening and please support the ...


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