Beatrice Richardson

Beatrice Richardson

Rueben Wilson is a jazz musician with an uncommonly beautiful, energetic sound and elegant ideas. In his latest CD "Organ Blues," featuring Wilson on B-3, Bernard "Pretty" Purdie-drums, Grant Green, Jr.-guitar and Melvin Butler-tenor sax, Wilson plunges into an intense, high-strung "Blues for McDuff" that keeps the listener bouncing their head as the music is transformed into something altogether new, altogether his. Rueben Wilson has in reserve, a wealth of new melodic ideas and startling shift …
Thelonious Monk once said, "Jazz and freedom go hand in hand." There are many ways to approach this tradition; some combine new sounds and meaning, and some find fulfillment in opening up the past and present to the future. Still, others make their own music according to their own light. All these, in their different ways, are what keep jazz going.

The band Maroon is bursting into the jazz scene with vocalist Hillary Maroon and keyboardist Benny Lackner. Like the great big band singers of th …

The music called jazz has undergone many changes in its relatively brief, but surprisingly rich history. Yet all of it, from old New Orleans to new Free Jazz, belongs to one musical family.

Some people forge special links with the past, recasting aspects of it in new and personal molds. Others reach forward for new modes of expression, new combinations of music and meanings. Julian Owens threw a lifeline on a string of music, showing others how to grasp it and navigate it beyond all obstacle …

All music derives from song, the voice, being the first instrument of all, and jazz is no exception. Jazz Musicians seek their own sound, a distinctive quality, a recognizable character, a voice, with much the same meaning as that given to it by poets.

So, its not surprising that Janis Siegel one of the most distinctly compelling jazz singers on the scene, with a quality that can’t be bought or borrowed, faked, or sold.

Start with Carole King and Gerry Goffins’ "Go Away Little Boy." Add …

A famous trumpeter once said, "The first thing we must keep in mind about a musician is that the music he plays is a reflection of his true self." His music may not be what you, the listener, think he is, but truly, he can no more escape himself through his playing than we can escape the contingent world in which we are placed.

A good example is Mike Longo; His music reflects his true character. Listening to his music tells you he is uninhibited, outgoing, gregarious, funny, and at the same …

A prolific composer, Roberts has released twelve recordings as a leader of his own groups, and all have enjoyed critical acclaim and much success. He was the first to have his first three recordings reach number One on Billboard's traditional jazz chart.

Roberts is a very dedicated artist still in his mid-thirties, he has attained a level of achievement most artist aspire in a lifetime.


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29.01.2011

Danny Luciano

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Just a short walk through the corridors of time will put you in touch with some of the most versatile musicians, vocalists, and composers who gave us what the music world is proud to call the birth of Jazz.

What you find is, if music is the language of the world, when it speaks from the soul..that's blues when it comes from the heart that's Jazz.

If a guy makes you pat your foot and you feel it down your back, you don't have to ask anybody if that's good music or not. You can alw …
DellaRatta is a crafter, not solely of music in the general sense, but of a specific ambiance. A jazz artist with a distinctive style augmented by equally distinctive accompanying musicians. DellaRatta doubles as the vocalist and pianist in a swinging quartet. He is equally in depth in both roles.

JazzReview.com: Tell me about the earliest experience with music you remember and maybe some of the things that sparked your interest in music, Jazz in particular.

DellaRatta: …
29.01.2011

Joe Sherbanee

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Technical virtuosity combines with emotional depth in the music of Joe Sherbanee. With eloquent writing and vivid themes. The Road Ahead, Sherbanee's daring debut album for Native Language music, breaks down music barriers. Fusing together contemporary jazz with funk, blues, and pop influences, the crossover appeal becomes obvious in a style that cannot be categorized.

JazzReview.com : You were taught by your father to play the drums ..Was that your first introduction into music? …