Category Archives: Jazz

Anat Cohen: Luminosa

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen brings her musical worlds together on her seventh album, Luminosa. The Israeli virtuoso instrumentalist and bandleader draws on her love of jazz, Brazilian classics and Choro, and electronica to create an album that is filled with warm … Continue reading

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Somi: The Lagos Music Salon

The Lagos Music Salon is Somi’s debut on Sony’s OKeh Records and comes after the East African vocalist and songwriter moved from New York to Lagos, Nigeria. Somi, who grew up in Africa and America, drew on the tropical city’s … Continue reading

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Nathan East: Nathan East

Nathan East has played, performed or recorded with everyone from Toto, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson to Eric Clapton, Beyonce, Andrea Bocelli, Daft Punk and the renowned jazz quartet Fourplay. But East is more than an exceptional bass player. He’s … Continue reading

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George Duke: DreamWeaver

George Duke’s DreamWeaver takes its name from what the master musician and bandleader says is the music-making process. Written and recorded after the passing of his wife and musical family members, Duke presents captivating songs and sounds that lift spirits … Continue reading

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Grace Kelly: Live At Scullers

Grace Kelly is a young and wonderfully talented saxophonist, singer, songwriter and bandleader whose first live recording, Live At Scullers, displays great range and adventurousness. Her eighth CD was recorded at the Boston club where she has been performing since … Continue reading

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Alison Miller: No Morphine, No Lilies

Allison Miller is an acclaimed drummer with a storied pop career. She’s less well-known as a modern jazz composer, although her Boom Tic Boom quartet’s second release, "No Morphine, No Lilies," should remedy that. Miller, who writes on the piano, … Continue reading

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The Clayton Brothers: The Gathering

The Clayton Brothers and their longtime band mates are some of the most soulful and accomplished jazz players today. On "The Gathering," the group is joined by trombone great Wycliffe Gordon and vibes virtuoso Stefon Harris for a wonderful recording … Continue reading

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Michael Pedicin: Ballads …searching for peace

Michael Pedicin is a master jazz saxophonist whose expression and subtly is a wonder to behold. After four decades as a sideman and bandleader, his latest CD, "Ballads …searching for peace," fulfills his lifelong dream – a recording of jazz … Continue reading

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Sachal Vasandani: Hi-Fly

Sachal Vasandani is a gifted jazz singer and arranger. On "Hi-Fly" he mixes original and classic compositions rendered with poise, heart and emotional intensity against a backdrop of innovative musicianship and performances. Vasandani pushes the envelope in surprising and pleasing … Continue reading

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Julia Fordham and Paul Reiser: Unusual Suspects

Noted vocalist Julia Fordham met actor Paul Reiser in 1994, but it wasn’t until running into each other at a film debut that Reiser, a classically trained pianist and composer, suggested writing together. The result is their recording, "Unusual Suspects," … Continue reading

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