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All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2020

All About Jazz Top 10 Tracks: July 2020

All About Jazz features a free song every day spanning all genres of jazz, and of the 30 tracks featured in July, these ten represent our personal favorites. We also included the top ten reader favorites as indicated by total listens. Musicians and record labels can submit full length MP3s for consideration here. Enjoy! TOP TRACKS Unraveled Aubrey Johnson From: Unraveled 04:53 Drum Wrecked Mike Lorenz From: vehicles ...

Ute Lemper Channels Dietrich On 'Rendezvous With Marlene'

Ute Lemper Channels Dietrich On 'Rendezvous With Marlene'

It takes a kind of fearlessness to address the mythical talent of superstar Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich’s stardom is legendary; her story a picaresque of adventure, fantasy, imagination, and coveted reality. Yet, if anyone can begin to touch Dietrich’s transcendent nature, to tell her story, it would have to be jny: Berlin-born, New York-based Ute Lemper.  Lemper, a multi-talented musical theater and cabaret star, has lit up stages—acting, singing, dancing, writing, even painting—since the early ’80s. She began with Chekhov and ...

All About Jazz Columnist Discusses Kids For Coltrane On Podcast With Economist Rob Johnson

All About Jazz Columnist Discusses Kids For Coltrane On Podcast With Economist Rob Johnson

Host Rob Johnson talks to educator Christine Passarella about her program Kids for Coltrane, and the educational value of the jazz great, John Coltrane. (scroll down to listen) About Christine Passarella and Kids for Coltrane Christine Turturro Termini Passarella is an educator and founder of Kids for Coltrane. Her work focuses on jazz to teach children about American history, equality, character education, and the arts. The program helps develop a foundation for children which they take with them throughout their ...

Bassist Fumi Tomita Explores The Musical Conception Of Charlie Parker With "Celebrating Bird," Due Sept 25 From Next Level Records

Bassist Fumi Tomita Explores The Musical Conception Of Charlie Parker With "Celebrating Bird," Due Sept 25 From Next Level Records

Bassist Fumi Tomita celebrates the 100th anniversary of jazz icon Charlie Parker with thoroughly Parkerian flair and resourcefulness on Celebrating Bird: A Tribute to Charlie Parker, set for a September 25 release on Next Level Records. Tomita, along with tenor saxophonist and longtime collaborator David Detweiler, presents an inspired set of contrafacts—new melodies, composed upon familiar chord changes—of tunes in Parker’s repertoire. Bird was a legendary creator of contrafacts. One of the bebop revolutionary’s key innovations was the language with ...

Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist Susan Tobocman Releases 'Touch & Go' July 31st On Soliterra Records

Vocalist, Composer, Lyricist Susan Tobocman Releases 'Touch & Go' July 31st On Soliterra Records

Touch & Go, the newest release by Susan Tobocman, is a showcase for the admired vocalist’s considerable talents as a composer, lyricist, and arranger. The album is a collection of Tobocman’s original compositions, well-known standards, and tunes off-the-beaten jazz track. This is Tobocman’s fourth CD as a leader and follows Love from Detroit (2019), Live from Detroit (2014), and Watercolor Dream (1998). Tobocman has toured extensively in Europe and around the country. She has also appeared in several off-Broadway musicals, ...

Soulful Jazz Duo Ariella Open Hearts And Minds With 'Terrified'

Soulful Jazz Duo Ariella Open Hearts And Minds With 'Terrified'

With a fervor for blues, jazz and vintage soul, enigmatic duo, ARIELLA, passionately transcend boundaries, transporting listeners to the heart of what makes music timeless. It’s a fluid daydream, seeping. With elegant vocals by the charismatic Ariella McManus, a singer with emotional depth and a songwriter rich with breadth, she eloquently combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves to create a catchy, immersive sound. Teamed with guitar maestro, Nicolaas Kraster, a talented wunderkind from Fredonia, NY that’s been compared to Ottmar ...

Saxophonist/Composer Michele Mazzola Stuns With Dynamic Skills On New Single

Saxophonist/Composer Michele Mazzola Stuns With Dynamic Skills On New Single

Saxophonist/composer Michele Mazzola recently released a stunning studio single titled “Who Knows.” This track is a great example of Mazzola’s creative range, and it is a stunning production with so much verve and liveliness. Mazzola is a truly excellent saxophonist, and his playing is quite understated, yet remarkably dynamic, as shown on “Who Knows.” The track features a soothing piano arrangement, with some emotional vocals, echoing some of the best Easy Listening, pop, and jazz out there. The lead vocals ...

Singer Callie Cardamon Shines On New Ep With Amazing Vocal Range

Singer Callie Cardamon Shines On New Ep With Amazing Vocal Range

Callie Cardamon shines on her most recent studio release, Jump For Joy. Cardamon has a special relationship with music; she genuinely feels what she is singing about, and it is amazing to hear how she is connected to the material. This is definitely the case on Jump For Joy. This record features five songs and each track highlights her lovely voice and amazing creative range. The opening track is actually a perfect opening for this effort, and it gives the ...


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