Karl Stober

Karl Stober

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 …

29.01.2011

Jamie Craig

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews

Music often echoes the soul and significance of a man's expedition. Through the notes, they mirror tears that fall from pains of the past, melodies give birth to one’s chronicles, and the arrangement is the evolution of one’s existence. This sole performance, by means of the vision of Jamie Craig, is just that--a retrospect of his life. Titanic eruptions of brilliance galvanized in sensitivity become the defining spin of A Dream Lost.

To articulate the impact of Craig’s multi-di …

29.01.2011

Don Immel

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
The slide travels in synch with the pulsation of his moods, the valves equally distribute the demeanor of the temperament, and the intellect is the oxygen that gives it life. The romance of this progression is Don Immel’s legacy and with that, he bequeaths an education in brass-coated passion.

Trombonist Don Immel is many things; a puzzle with many pieces all contributing to a complete instrumentalist. Some define him as an educator, others key into his musicianship, along with the characteri …

29.01.2011

Rosey

Published in Jazz Artist Interviews
The tectonic plates of the music industry crust shifted when a certain star descended upon jazz’s earthly threshold. The cross-over from pop to jazz brought a new feel to the magnificence of this vocal seductress and songster, escorted by a youthful rule. This voiced architect envisions jazz as her destiny, with its many attitudes and arrangements yet cultivates the genre with her unsullied proficiency. Ladies and gentlemen its time you met... Rosey!

From her debut pop jewel-box Dirty …

In my exploration for a new artist-entrepreneur, my friend Kari (who is a pundit of independent performer’s) set my course to a unique and vibrant siren that swings with a pioneering eloquence. Adorning a smile that would light up the Broadway skyline and a revolutionary instinct that is tenacious by nature, flutist Ragan Whiteside entered unplugged, into my compilation of uncut diamonds. With ease and assured conviction, I can state Ragan has fashioned a masterful unveiling spin, branded Cla …
29.01.2011

Ellen Honert

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Echoing the element of traditional with diverse vocalization, Amsterdam’s Ellen Honert has hit the vocal jazz scene heavy with promise!

When I first spun the diabolically seductive tones of "Blue" from Ms. Honert’s debut release from Mill Station Records, Breath of the Soul, thoughts of a majestic romance came to mind. Ms. Honert seems to possess assured ingenuity along with an unclouded foresight; exposing ones past emotions with her vocal allure. Crisp in delivery, precise in harmoni …