‘Heart Of Mine’ is the new album from the unique and versatile composer and pianist Ross Lorraine. Heart Of Mine is produced by jazz figurehead Claire Martin and features the vocal talents of Liane Carroll, Gwyneth Herbert, Ian Shaw, Luca Manning, Sara Colman and Claire Martin herself: a cast of guest singers who represent the
On August 16, 1958, just a few months after Ella Fitzgeraldrecorded her now-classic album, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook, The First Lady Of Song performed selections from that album live at the Hollywood Bowl to an adoring, sold-out crowd. Conducted and arranged by Paul Weston, who also arranged and conducted the studio sessions, this concert marked the only time
Is life online in the 21st century a blessing or a curse? One could make a case either way, but if you’re Toronto-based vocalist and songwriter Ori Dagan, one thing is certain: there’s great material to be mined for a lyric, something Dagan always delivers with a wry and agile sense of swing. Click Right Here, praised
That pianist Mark Etheredge appears smiling on the cover of his new contemporary jazz album, “Love Planet,” offering roses – his songs – to the world is a triumphant story of resilience. Since the title track of his last album, 2016’s “Connected,” landed him at No. 6 on the Billboard singles chart, the keyboardist slipped into the abyss of
Dreams—some born of illness and isolation, others bound to artistic aspirations and hope for the future—cohere to form a reality for Caili O’Doherty. Leading a … Read More “Caili O’Doherty: Quarantine Dream (Posi-Tone)” The post Caili O’Doherty: Quarantine Dream (Posi-Tone) appeared first on JazzTimes.
In line with many resourceful jazz practitioners, Gilad Hekselman responded to the enforced isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic with a turning-lemons-to-lemonade attitude that ultimately eventuated … Read More “A Before & After Listening Session with Gilad Hekselman” The post A Before & After Listening Session with Gilad Hekselman appeared first on JazzTimes.
Sonic Liberation Front teaming with saxophonist/composer Oliver Lake is kind of like David Bowie phoning Donny McCaslin and his fellow jazz downtowners to record Blackstar: … Read More “Sonic Liberation Front: Justice: The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (High Two)” The post Sonic Liberation Front: Justice: The Vocal Works of Oliver Lake (High Two) appeared
Many jazz fans might be surprised to learn not only that there is a casino in Queens, N.Y. (the only such establishment within the borders … Read More “Louis Armstrong Art Exhibit Opens at Casino in Queens” The post Louis Armstrong Art Exhibit Opens at Casino in Queens appeared first on JazzTimes.
Best known as a sideman extraordinaire, Danish drummer Kresten Osgood has shared stages and recording studios with Sam Rivers, Paul Bley, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Steven Bernstein, … Read More “Kresten Osgood: Plays the Organ for You (April)” The post Kresten Osgood: Plays the Organ for You (April) appeared first on JazzTimes.
Parallel Motion — the new album from jazz fusion legends Yellowjackets — is a true testament to the longevity and resilience of a band who debuted over 40 years ago. Consistently reinventing themselves through elevated instrumentation in their signature electro-acoustic soundscape, the current lineup consisting of Bob Mintzer (tenor & soprano saxophone/EWI), Russell Ferrante (piano/keyboards), Will Kennedy (drums, keyboards) and Dane Alderson (electric bass, MIDI Sequencing)