Taken from Norman Brown’s current CD ‘Lets Get Away’, ‘Easy Livin’ is a wonderfully feel good number that comes complete with a top notch horn arrangement from Greg Vail. Indeed the entire album, a fine amalgam of jazz, R&B, pop and blues, is delivered with the sort of style that has become Brown’s calling card.
Chances are that if you have seen saxtress Candy Dulfer live in concert you will have seen Grammy-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and songwriter Chance Howard. More than a member of her backing band Howard has very often been front back and center of the high-octane offerings that Candy routinely delivers. Having survived a horrific car wreck
Benny Barksdale, Jr. is back with a ew album. It is called Groovin’ and just like his previous effort, be reimagines some of your favorite old school songs with a jazz flair. He went into the way-back machine to channel The Stylistics. If The Sound Of Philadelphia is your thing, then you will like a
Teaming with his longtime collaborator and dear friend, saxophone star Candy Dulfer, Chance Howard just dropped a smooth and soulful R&B reimagination of The Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love” that he retitled “Buy Me Love.” Howard was recently in a one-car crash, and his injuries included spinal cord damage, a severed aorta and breaking twelve ribs.
Some singers play it cool. Whatever language she sings in, Jackie Ryan wears her heart on her sleeve. The multilingual San Francisco Bay Area vocalist … Read More “Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos de Mi Madre (Open Art Productions)” The post Jackie Ryan: Recuerdos de Mi Madre (Open Art Productions) appeared first on JazzTimes.
At the midpoint of Universal Tonality’s opening composition, “Tails of a Peacock,” spoken-word artist and vocalist Leena Conquest interjects, “Where there’s a will/there’s a way/to … Read More “William Parker: Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM Fidelity)” The post William Parker: Universal Tonality (Centering/AUM Fidelity) appeared first on JazzTimes.
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M.H.P. and Sad Song Inspired by Billie Holiday’s heartfelt and genuine singing, the lyrical and provocative eloquence of sophisticated rap and Camus’ absurdism, Violet creates a symbiosis between Jazz, contemporary pop music and lyricism, completely owning her own distinctive sound. With both music videos filmed at the ‘Stadtbad’, a historical municipal baths in Leipzig, Violet’s
One Good Turn, producer and Chiaroscuro Records owner Hank O’Neal’s 2002 compilation album supporting the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA)’s Musicians’ Emergency Fund, is being … Read More “One Good Turn Gets a 20th-Anniversary Reissue” The post One Good Turn Gets a 20th-Anniversary Reissue appeared first on JazzTimes.
The last year has seen Louis Hayes notch a number of estimable career achievements. In July, he was named an NEA Jazz Master, an honor … Read More “Before & After with Louis Hayes” The post Before & After with Louis Hayes appeared first on JazzTimes.