Donna Kimura

Donna Kimura

Etta Jones had been singing for years, but it was this 1960 release, her first for Prestige, that helped establish her as a top-notch jazz singer.The album is hig…
On I Walk Alone, the sophomore release from Ellynne Plotnick, the jazz vocalist delivers of collection of original tunes and some well-chosen classics. Plotnick is a…
Singer Natasha Miller and songwriter Bobby Sharp continue their unique collaboration on Miller’s latest CD Don’t’ Move. The album is made up of 11 Sharp tunes, some …
Al Oxenhandler’s new CD is titled Something’s Gotta Give, but it could easily be called Al Swings Gently. The St. Louis vocalist grooves gracefully through…
The Color Purple was first a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and then it became a movie by Steven Spielberg. Two decades later, it has been reimagined…
Bonnie Bramlett reminds us how good she is with the release of Roots, Blues & Jazz. The longtime singer has recorded infrequently over the years, so she doesn’t wast…
Add Alexis Cole to the list of young, emerging jazz vocalists to watch. Her latest CD, Nearer The Sun, is a fine effort that showcases her rich, coffee voice and …
Considering the longevity of Abbey Lincoln’s career, one would think that there is an abundance of material from the great jazz singer. But, that’s hardly the case, with Li…
Led by steelpan virtuoso Liam Teague and multi-instrumentalist Robert Chappell, Panoramic playfully merges calypso, Afro-Cuban, and jazz music. Panoramic’s debut CD, …
Accompanied by a 10-piece string section, tenor saxophonist David Murray delivers a big, ambitious CD that showcases his wide-ranging moods and styles. Recorded in Decem…