Don Williamson

Don Williamson

I've said it before and I'll say it again: "J.D. Walter is a one-of-a-kind jazz vocalist awaiting discovery by a wider public." It seems that the inner circle of jazz music…
While the publicity accompanying the CD, Think With Your Heart, compares bassist Omer Avital’s leadership with that of Charles Mingus, a more apt comparison would be…
Going home again has proven to be a rewarding experience for Milwaukee native, Fred Horn. Even though he grew up there, Horn has moved around and more than paid his dues by…
Purchase College at SUNY has come up with an idea that other educational institutions should emulate: It has created its own record label. Other colleges and universities m…
Oddly enough--but deservedly--Stacey Kent is receiving positive press wherever she goes. This American native who found success in England charmed the producers of CBS S…
One of the joys--and challenges--of reviewing CD's is the opportunity for continuous discovery. In the case of Samba & Choro, that discovery extends beyond music and…
So, how far as Tim Lyddon traveled? Tim Lyddon's travels started in earnest when his family moved to California and he started listening to the likes of Oscar Peterson, A…
Imagine that.

Instead of going into a store and buying a CD from a bin, you can help shape the creation of a new recording with an artist you’ve admired for years.

That may sound like a fanciful concept. But it’s a reality. In fact, it has been a reality for several years now.

The founder of the ArtistShare label, Brian Camelio, now may be considered visionary for perceiving the direction that the distribution of musical recordings was headed in 2001. Just within the past …

29.01.2011

Aaron Diehl

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
Sometimes it's possible to catch a rising musician at the very start of his career before he becomes better known to the general listening public. Such is the case with jazz pianist Aaron Diehl. Diehl is already making a name for himself in New York in joint concerts with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Eric Reed, Marcus Roberts, Wess Anderson and Jonathan Batiste at various clubs, at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem and at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Ironically, Diehl's first CD was pro …
As one of the behind-the-scenes professionals in the recording industry, Gene Paul has spent almost 40 years working with some of the best-known names in music-names as divergent as The Rolling Stones and Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In the past decade, Paul has spent countless hours restoring the recordings of forgotten live performances, thereby expanding the discography of some jazz legends. Through years of experience, he has developed strong opinions about the desirability of the use of audio techn …