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Oscar Peterson: Girl Talk

Oscar Peterson: Girl Talk

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

As JazzWax readers know, I'm fairly picky about my Oscar Peterson albums. I find the pianist most spectacular when the song choices are spot-on and he's completely in the pocket and swinging. In other words, when I suddenly realize my right foot is tapping. Girl Talk is one of those Peterson albums. The second volume in the German MPS label's “Exclusively for My Friends" compilation series, Girl Talk was recorded between 1965and 1968 and released in '68. The series was ...

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Jazz Piano Legend Terry Waldo Teams Up With Jazz Vocal Sensation Tatiana Eva-Marie In New Single And Album

Jazz Piano Legend Terry Waldo Teams Up With Jazz Vocal Sensation Tatiana Eva-Marie In New Single And Album

Source: EMPKT PR

As the saying goes, two heads are better than one. Legendary jazz pianist, composer and historian Terry Waldo, and internationally renowned jazz vocalist Tatiana Eva-Marie demonstrate their musical synergy in their latest single, “I Double Dare You,” their lively take on the 1937 classic jazz song by Terry Shand and Jimmy Eaton. The single, which is out now, is from the dynamic duo’s new album, I Double Dare You, an eclectic compilation of jazz-pop songs from the ‘20s and ‘30s. ...

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'Flicker Down,' New Release From Modern Chamber Jazz Trio Waxwing, Available On May 21

'Flicker Down,' New Release From Modern Chamber Jazz Trio Waxwing, Available On May 21

Source: GoMedia PR

"Elegant and bittersweet…The original compositions, by each of the three band members, accommodate fluttery abstraction as well as glowing consonance. Everything—the shifting interplay, the shape of the tunes, the mood—communicates a sense of proportion." —Nate Chinen, New York Times Following their 2015 Songlines release, A Bowl of Sixty Taxidermists, Vancouver’s premier chamber jazz trio Waxwing (formed in 2006) returns with a flowing program of compositions and improvisations that again combines delicacy and strength, melodic beauty, and textural sophistication. Theirs is ...

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Vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell Releases 'Sack Full Of Dreams'

Vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell Releases 'Sack Full Of Dreams'

Source: The Phillips Agency

Washington, D.C.-based jazz vocalist Hazel Mitchell-Bell unveils her new album Sack Full of Dreams with a release in May 2021. On this project, she partners with pianist, arranger and producer Vince Evans and a team of accomplished musicians from the Washington, D.C. area. This second independently produced album reflects a heightened level of artistry and a broadening of repertoire for the already popular vocalist. Liner notes by jazz journalist John Murph sweeten the pot by supplying a wealth of information ...

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Complete Bill Jennings on Prestige 1959-60

Complete Bill Jennings on Prestige 1959-60

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Guitar pickers are in a class of their own. Sandwiched between Tiny Grimes in the mid-1940s and early '50s and Green Green in the 1960s and '70s was Bill Jennings. Born in Indianapolis, Jennings began recording in 1946 as a sideman in the Stuff Smith Quartet and would become a hero to Indy native and guitarist Wes Montgomery. During the early part of his career, Jennings recorded extensively with Louis Jordan, whose band had a big influence on R&B as ...

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Renowned Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore Releases 'The Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1' Featuring Randy Porter, Tom Wakeling

Renowned Vocalist Rebecca Kilgore Releases 'The Rebecca Kilgore Trio, Vol. 1' Featuring Randy Porter, Tom Wakeling

Source: Mouthpiece Music

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Kilgore is one the most prolific recording and performing artists on the scene today. With 50 or so recording projects as a leader or co-leader, she is one of the most respected interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Based in jny: Portland, OR, Kilgore has worked with many of the top jazz musicians in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Kilgore does not disappoint on her newest recording, The Rebecca Kilgore Trio – Vol. 1, which features pianist ...

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Red Garland with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Red Garland with Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

One of the greatest pairings of piano and tenor saxophone was pianist Red Garland and saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw" Davis. Both artists were steeped in the blues and knew how to feed a blues and coax it up on its hind legs. And yet, they only recorded one album together, and only four tracks for that album, one of which didn't even make the final cut. It was used later as filler on a Davis compilation album that's now out of ...

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Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Abstractionism in music is just over 100 years old. Largely a reaction to the inner torment of chaotic events that the artist can't process, abstractionism dates to the summer of 1908 and the jilting of Arnold Schoenberg. Back then, his wife, Mathilde, left him in Vienna and spent several months with a young Austrian painter. The despair experienced by Schoenberg as his world distorted was channeled into music. That summer, he composed Du lehnest wider eine Silberweide (You Lean Against ...


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