Fall 2021

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Prelude

  • Gregory Porter recently debuted Porterhouse, an online cooking series, in which he prepares dishes in the kitchen and discusses music, family and his international travels.
  • A daughter of African parents, Somi discusses her new album dedicated to South African singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba.
  • Ledisi, a singer who has straddled the jazz and R&B worlds, discusses her new tribute album to Nina Simone.

Columns

  • Traditions: Distinctive vocalist Sachal Vasandani discusses his intimate piano-voice duo release, Midnight Shelter,  recorded during (and reflective in mood) of the pandemic.
  • Contempo: Bill Kwan discusses his new tribute album to Sade.
  • Blu Notes: Jen Shyu and Sara Serpa discuss their unique approaches to utilizing vocals in their music.

Features

  • Jazz singers Samara Joy, Camille Thurman and (most likely) Lauren Henderson talk about their vocal art and influences.
  • Vocal maestro Kurt Elling’s new album, SuperBlue, takes him in a funky direction, as he teams up with guitarist Charlie Hunter and members of Butcher Brown.
  • Michael Mayo, who creates intriguing sound scapes by multi-tracking his vocals, has released his debut album, Bones. The songs also deal with his openness about being bisexual.
  • Essential jazz vocal albums list, using album art.

Auditions

  • Israeli-born, NY-based vocalist, pianist and composer Noa Fort discusses her new release, Everyday Actions on ears&eyes.

Coda

  • Neil Tesser writes about his long relationship covering jazz singer Roseanna Vitro.

 

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