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Entries Tagged as 'Jazz Artist Review'

All Shades Of Blues

Vocalist Beverly Lewis does not worry about the particulars of proper jazz vocals on All Shades of Blue, because she is also a blues singer, and the two vocal styles often have different agendas. Widgets All Shades of Blue should bring Lewis some much deserved attention: her forceful singing and robust delivery have genuine […]

Date: Aug 26th, 2010 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

Ray Brown Defined the Modern Jazz Rhythm Section

Grammy Award-winning double-bassist Ray Brown was a leader in defining the modern jazz rhythm section — in addition to being a first-rate soloist. His unique dynamic and innate sense of swing graced performances by Dizzy Gillespie, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Oscar Peterson and countless others. [READ FULL ARTICLE: Ray Brown Defined the Modern Jazz Rhythm […]

Date: Apr 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

Seattle Times – Saxophonist Mark Taylor: Passionate Lyricism

By taking his time and letting his music develop at its own pace, Mark Taylor has become one of the essential players on the Seattle jazz scene. While steadily pursuing his own musical vision, the alto saxophonist has toiled fruitfully as a sideman, contributing to more than half a dozen excellent ensembles. [READ FULL ARTICLE:Seattle […]

Date: Apr 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

Previewing “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson”

Today, we’ve got a wealth of material related to “The Genius of Eddie Jefferson“, a tribute to the late jazz singer starring vocalists Allan Harris and Carla Cook and pianist Eric Reed that will be performed here in St. Louis starting Wednesday, April 1 through Saturday, April 4 at Jazz at the Bistro. Jefferson, who […]

Date: Mar 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

Russel Blake: Transcending Expectations

Nearly everyone would agree that music is one of the most significant and enduring art forms ever created by mankind, though most people still view it primarily as entertainment. An astute few seem capable of looking beyond music’s obvious entertainment value, and among these is bassist Russel Blake. He views music as both a tool […]

Date: Mar 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Categories: Jazz Artist Review

The O’jays 50th anniversary at the 2009 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival

By any measurement, the O’Jays must be considered one of the most important Soul Music groups of the past 35 years. Originally a regionally popular act in Cleveland (and in fact named after local deejay Eddie O’Jay), the group was together for a decade before getting a major break by teaming with young songwriter/producers Kenny […]

Date: Dec 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review · Jazz Festivals

Rebecca Jenkins Returns to Her Jazz Roots with the Release of the Highly Anticipated Blue Skies

Maximum Jazz together with EMI Music Canada is proud to announce the release of “Blue Skies” the highly anticipated new recording by Rebecca Jenkins. Rebecca Jenkins, one of Canada’s most beloved film and television stars, returns to her jazz roots with the release of Blue Skies. Co-produced by Jenkins with Joel Bakan (writer of The […]

Date: Apr 30th, 2008 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz Artist Review · Recommended New Music