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Karl Stober

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The unification of resonance, philosophies, and talent cements the foundation of a new vision in the music label concept; a vision which brings the fan and the artist into a community of communication. Free of barriers, rules, or back stage pass dealings, Hip Chick Music (HCM) is the opus of CEO Elise Lebec, which brings the basic two elements of the music world together; the artist and the listening public. Thus, filling the void that has been lost in the pool called the music industr …

"Let someone start believing in you Let him find you and watch what happens" well defines the concept of this disk as to its purpose, poise, and performance! It is also what ignites the power within - to dance with a dream Charito’s dream!

The most dynamic occurrence in the creative process is when two minds from diverse plains cultivate and design, not by plan, an extraordinary gratification in sound. This translates into a blueprint of a legacy (Michel Legrand) and a lady (Charito), buil …

For those of you who have been subjected to Karaoke, my heartfelt apologies from the music industry. The vocally-challenged often flock to these staged events, filled with the juice from the fountain of ego...thus subjecting the innocent to cries of pain and anguish. Sorry Simon, you did not invent this absurdity. One night, however, in 2003, at the Club Med in Bora Bora, an uncut diamond took the Karaoke stage and in a short three weeks, attained the dream stardom lore is built upon. Classicall …

Dissecting and sculpting opinions concerning the new tour of blues sounds has always dropped me off at my own crossroads. Just left of wax center, extremes of rhythms and vocal curves that stretch the traditional concepts of the textbooks become a welcome exploit for me. Whether the stylistic bending in blues is welcome or forbidden by traditional masses and talking heads, it is always an unworthy indulgence to have a sit-n-spin among the fresh and pioneering channels of echoes to come.

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Saturated in a legacy, ignited by a deep inbred passion, Zakiya Hooker takes the blues from the past and allows the future to extract her signature sound. Influenced by her icon father John Lee, Zakiya directs us out of the crossroads, with her new jewel box Keeping it Real.

Ms. Hooker is a direct and focused vocalist, both in her philosophy of life, and her style. She intermingles her faith and father (John Lee Hooker), crediting both for her journey thus far. This is what makes …

The diversity of the artists mind, multifarious at times, offers such an intricate story to unfold in totality, often causing great intrigue. One constant exists though in is this brief yet profound statement it always is "subject to change."

In speaking with guitarist/composer/educator Bill Hart, I found a sturdy foundation with cemented principles, driven frequently by his deep passions. Strings often take the form of a gentle instrument of sound, with diverse languages and moods. Mr. Hart …

In the deepest of canals within the undercrust of music’s landscape, global lore is unearthed with the romantic direction of the conductor’s notes and imagination. Whether it’s the memories of past influences, or the fantasies one lives as a child, the stories of our youth address one's most cherished experiences.

Composer Al Conti took his experiences in time and expressed them within music sheets. Sounds which mirror the fantasy of the tales unearthed by the Middle Eastern storyteller and t …

29.01.2011

Marilyn Scott

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
There is a headlining, sway appeal when the name Marilyn Scott is brought into conversation. Marilyn is the temperate tone of the modern day cabaret. Her eloquence comes in multi-faceted forms on stage, and off. It is one reason this iconic beauty defines the jazz vocalization of the past 30 years. Marilyn Scott is, in fact, a double bill by herself!

The Scott romantic technique is one in which the listener only needs to shut their eyes and allow the "feel" of her essence to penetrate their e …

The voice pulls you in and awakens a pulsation deep within the vault of yesteryear’s memories. Growling with unclassifiable overtones, this furiously adept diva, Pamela Luss, has a purr to unleash.

Savant Records, with their 2008 menu of sounds, again lets a quality entree serve up a classic taste, with this young and insightful songstress. Pamela Luss and her 2008 effort Magnet has climbed further up the professional ladder of signature status. The one thought extracted …

Michael Manson, from first-touch, has an uplifting spirituality to his approach, which sensitizes the temperament of the listener. Each melodic tone signifies a gentle calmness, similar to a wave’s final act of existence. This peaceable guitarist is grounded, not only in his craft’s prowess, but his life’s values. Mr. Manson, on all accounts, is that stable force one yearns to embrace.

With his 2008 release of Up Front shelved, make no mistake and discard any scattered speculat …