On October 20, Columbia Legacy released a two-disc DVD+CD package titled Leonard Cohen: Live at the Isle of Wight 1970. Cohen is many things – among them, a poet, novelist, songwriter, guitarist and singer – but what he’s assuredly not is a jazz musician. That said, even for a diehard [...]Read more >>
On October 6, a great wealth of jazz talent gathered at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan for “Playing Our Parts: The 2nd Annual Benefit Concert for The Jazz Foundation of America.” Among the musicians who donated their time and talent to the event were Joe Lovano (pictured here with John [...]Read more >>
Generally, Corey Harris is regarded as a bluesman. In that the 40-year-old singer/guitarist/songwriter has released a wealth of blues and blues-inflected music in his 14-year recording career, that’s an understandable assumption. But Harris has long spiced his eclectic brand of blues with musical flavors from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, [...]Read more >>
Most people outside of the jazz world – and even many people within it – know exactly one song by pianist/composer Vince Guaraldi song. And that song, of course, is “Stairway to Heaven. Just kidding. Guaraldi is the composer of “Charlie Brown Theme,” which truly is a great tune. But [...]Read more >>
Omara Portuondo, the lovely Cuban singer and dancer who will turn 80 on October 29, has been granted a travel visa to perform two shows in the United States. A member of the Buena Vista Social Club who celebrated her 60th year as an entertainer with last year’s release [...]Read more >>
Rounder Records has announced that it will release jazz chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux’s first DVD, Somethin’ Grand, on November 24. The 142-minute disc will include a full-length concert, five bonus acoustic performances and an hour-long documentary on the singer’s life and career. The concert, filmed earlier this year in a Los [...]Read more >>
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