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Donna Kimura

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Don’t bother with "Betty Scott Sings With Lennie Tristano."The CD features 11 sloooow ballads recorded in Tristano’s Hollis, N.Y., studio during sessions in 1965, 1971 a…
Two longtime collaborators in the Boston music scene have released their first CD as a duo."We Got By" is an intimate musical affair, featuring only Ray Greene’s soulful…
Jacintha continues to build a solid repertoire, not to mention reputation, with her third Groove Note release "Lush Life."This time she wraps her sensual voice around a …
Castles in the Air, is one of two CDs recently released by pianist and composer Claire Ritter.While the other, "River of Joy," is largely a solo affair, this CD is an en…
Mitch Seidman pays tribute to several guitar greats on his latest CD, "How 'Bout It?"The disc features original interpretations of compositions written by Django Reinhar…
On her seventh album, Marilyn Scott sticks with a formula that has made her a hit on the adult contemporary scene.Scott’s music isn’t so much a late Saturday night in a …
One of the most compelling recordings to come out is on Rene Marie’s stellar "Vertigo" CD.The singer-songwriter transforms an a cappella "Dixie" into an unlikely, but po…
Newcomer Ben Black distinguishes himself from the rest of the pack.First, there is his hauntingly beautiful voice capable of hitting high notes that most male singers ne…
29.01.2011

Melody Gardot

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Melody Gardot likes nice shoes.

The well-traveled jazz singer has on occasion traded in a pair while visiting a new city. "I’ll let go of whatever shoes I’m wearing and I’ll buy a new pair," she says. "It’s almost as if to transfer my journey."

Gardot’s travels continue with the April release of My One And Only Thrill, the follow-up to her acclaimed debut, Worrisome Heart.

The new CD further makes the case that Gardot is one of the freshest faces in music. Her arse …

29.01.2011

Vicki Burns

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Vicki Burns’ new release, Live at Anna’s Jazz Island, tells a lot about her both musically and personally.

Instead of the traditional hard CD format, it is primarily a digital release that serves multiple purposes. First, it gets Burns’ music, a rich blend of jazz genres, out into the world. The digital format, however, serves to cut down on the packaging costs, a critical consideration for most musicians. It is also an important "green" move for the environmentally conscious si …