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New York New York November 22, 2004 IPO Recordings is pleased to announce a new recording by Roger Kellaway to coincide with the release of the new film biography of Bobby Darin, Beyond the Sea. The recording, titled I Was There; Roger Kellaway Plays From the Bobby Darin Songbook (IPOC1006), features tunes that Kellaway performed with Bobby Darin when he was Darin¹s musical director in the late 1960s, and will be available at leading CD retailers around the country and through IPO's distr …

"The Early what? gets the what? The riddle is simply to make a point. The early Parker (Charlie Parker as in the BIRD) gets the Frank Sinatra (as in CHAIRman of the Board). From the first downbeat, 8:30pm on Monday June 1st, until the final notes went silent, Cafe290 was standing room only. Why? The crowd was there to hear Big Band Jazz? What are you kidding? No joke. This was not your Grandfather's music.  …

For Jazz fans, Labor Day week presents an array of all-star attractions.

Jazz greats Chick Corea, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White, the original members of Return to Forever, re-uinite, Sept. 2, at the Hollywoood Bowl in Southern Californiua.

The concert will feature guest appearances by vocalist Chaka Khan, violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and original RTF guitarist Bill Connors. The event heralds the beginning of Corea, Clarke & White's first worldwide trio tour.

Khan is expected to perform s …

The Bing Crosby Estate is proud to be a part of Mosaic Records forthcoming box set, Bing Crosby: The Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56, due out in November 2009. The recordings were catalogued and restored by the Estate whose members were strongly involved in the project. Robert Bader, Vice President of Marketing and Production for Bing Crosby Enterprises points out, "The songs were not pulled from radio show masters. They were recorded in a recording studio in the same manner a …

29.01.2011

Foundations

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Trumpeter Curt Ramm, saxophonist Dan Moretti and pianist Bill Cunliffe excel in a myriad of musical settings; funk, fusion, Latin, r&b and classical. However, their true love is straight-ahead, soulful and grooving jazz. This common ground is the seed that germinated The Foundations Jazz Record label and as a result of this, we have the product of their first collaboration, Foundations. The new CD combines their skills as soloists, composers and creative forces. Foun …

The portrayal of the cowboy exemplifies the American tradition of freedom. Life was simpler in the days of the West. There weren’t any bottom lines or corporate gurus to please. The only rules were to live honestly and with courage. All a cowboy needed was a trusted horse, a good gun and wide-open spaces to roam. Although the barbed wire fence ended this chapter in American history, the spirit of the cowboy remains in the fabric of the American life.

Some might say that jazz musicians are a …

29.01.2011

Patti Wicks

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Although Patti Wicks has performed in New York over the years with various jazz notables, it wasn’t until landing in Florida that things really began to happen. With the release of her first CD in 1998, suddenly everybody was buzzing about Wicks’ superb piano textures and smoky emotional vocals. This gained her recognition in various jazz circles leading to her upcoming July 29, 2003 release, "Love Locked Out," an exquisite selection of rare ballads from the Great American Songbook, on the disti …
29.01.2011

Kenny Rankin

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Some vocalists merely sing the words to a song, but when you hear an extraordinary artist like Kenny Rankin pour out life’s emotions through words and music, the experience is long remembered. Singer, songwriter and accomplished guitarist, Rankin has the ability to keep listeners spellbound while he weaves a certain magic to a variety of songs straight from his heart.

Now after three and a half decades of memorable recording history, Rankin enters into an exciting new chapter with his debut …

For jazz guitarist Steve Herberman, playing music isn’t about copying the masters, but learning from them and developing one’s own style of creative expression. Throughout his teaching career, he has encouraged students to familiarize themselves with the roots of jazz, to respect its masters, and to learn from its large repertoire based in American, Brazilian and World cultures. Jazz is a form of music that has evolved from the multitude of cultures out there, and to know them is to know its …

29.01.2011

Tom Schuman

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As the pianist/keyboardist for Spyro Gyra for 27 years, Tom Schuman is following his personal inspiration in producing his latest solo effort, "Into Your Heart," a revealing insight into the man and artist who with faith, talent, and the support of a loving family, has come to the realization that beautiful music is the expression of a happy soul.

Schuman’s debut release on his own label is filled with persuasive, original compositions, ones that will move you to thought, love, happiness and …