Beatrice Richardson

Beatrice Richardson

29.01.2011

Lizz Wright

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

"Music lives in that place where anything can be picked up. It can become a different statement in someone else’s hands than in my hands. The fact that it can be passed from hand to hand is something beautiful, almost spiritual. It means different things in different places and I approached this record as if there is no history. I was just a voice, and I loved it." Lizz Wright

Please join JazzReview in this most insightful interview with Lizz Wright. Her comments and …

29.01.2011

Michel Camilo

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Michel Camilo is a blessed person--blessed with the gift of musicianship, blessed with the genius of creativity, and blessed with a vision that keeps expanding to new heights. You might say that this pianist/composer/bandleader/educator has reached a pinnacle of success due to hard work and study but beyond all this wonderment, it is that special something within him that rises to greatness.

Michel is a kind man, an educated and intelligent man--a man with an eagerness to share hi …

29.01.2011

Frank Jackson

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Frank Jackson is a veteran jazz singer and pianist who for over 60 years has pursued his career with a passionate determination. He has a voice that has command over an audience; he mesmerizes them by singing, as he knows how. The masters all know how to do that.

I had the opportunity to speak to Frank Jackson and his wife, Kathy, in a wonderful interview.

JazzReview: You have a long-standing career as a giant of jazz. How do you manage to stay on top considering the changes jazz …

With many contemporary and smooth jazz artists using digital technology to record their music, it's nice sometimes to go back and record with all the musicians are in the studio. Such as the case with the group Pieces of a Dream's latest effort Soul Intent. Founding duo James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon believe that some of the best and most enduring ideas come when all parties are in the same room doing their thing. So, for the first time since 1981, the two return to their original approach …
29.01.2011

Roy Haynes

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There are very few whose roots touch the origins of jazz and who can boast of playing during jazz’s golden years with such jazz legends such as Lester Young, Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Charlie " Bud" Parker, Sarah Vaughan, John Coltrane, Lennie Tristano and countless others.

Roy Haynes with more than 50 years of influence has reverberated through several generations of drummers. Haynes gave rise to innovation and created new drum and cymbal patterns making them central to his rhythmic approach …

Jessica Molaskey has performed with the " First Family of Cool" - John, Bucky and Martin Pizzarelli, at venues around the world from Feinstein’s at the Regency in New York City to the Montreal Jazz Festival. Jessica has also been featured at Lincoln Center’s American Songbook Series, Carnegie Hall, Joe’s Pub, Rainbow & Stars and with orchestras, and in concert venues across the country.

As Pentimento put a jazzy new twist on popular songs of the 1920s and 1930s, now Jessica sashays into the …

With a lung capacity as mighty as the woolly-mammoth, saxophonist Virginia Mayhew shows that life is unpredictable, but always worth the challenges. Her battle with breast cancer put a halt to her recordings in 2005, although she released Sandan Shuffle in 2006 with her quartet. She tells, "I actually recorded Sandan Shuffle right before I discovered I had breast cancer. I did a short tour, then started the chemo."

She is back in 2008 not only with a new solo …

29.01.2011

Lloyd Gregory

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
"Music is comprised of traditions, even when mixed with innovations," Gregory says, "so of course, every musician is building upon sounds that came before. I admire and respect those jazz guitarists and I learned a lot from them. But my influences also include early soul innovators like Curtis Mayfield, many of the guitarists in the various Motown artists’ bands and like Ike Turner. Going further, I have been inspired by rock and rollers from Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley through Hendrix, to Eddie …
29.01.2011

Doc Powell

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Doc Powell is a guitarist who started as a session musician and worked on projects ranging from radio and TV commercials, to movie soundtracks and live studio recording. During that time, he performed with such other session musicians like bassist/producer Marcus Miller, drummer Yogi Horton and pianist Kenny Kirkland. Powell was in demand at the time and says his upbringing has been the reason why he was very versatile. "Being a studio musician, there is no way you could make it without being ab …
29.01.2011

Freddy Cole

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Freddy Cole has been called the Prince of Song. He has an exhilarating voice with a richness that truly opens the mystery of love.

In The Name of Love, Cole’s exciting new album of contemporary music on the Telarc label, is filled with just such mystery. Cole gets romantic with the unique interpretations of eleven celebrated love songs, including Boz Scaggs' Harbor Lights, Smokey Robinson's "Just to See Her and Van Morrison's Have I Told You Lately. Supported by …