Album Reviews

Ella in Hollywood

Ella In Hollywood

Ella In Hollywood, a live set from 1961 when Ella Fitzgerald was 44, features her at the peak of her powers on a very jazz-oriented

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New Orleans Rhythm Kings

New Orleans Rhythm Kings

Because they followed the Original Dixieland Jazz Band by a few years and directly preceded the first recordings of King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band, the

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A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

A Tribute to Jimmy Van Heusen

This CD features pianist/vocalist Daniela Schachter with a small group performing eleven of composer Jimmy Van Heusen’s famous tunes. She is visiting professor of voice

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Molly Ryan Lets Fly Away

Molly Ryan: Let’s Fly Away

Molly Ryan’s musical travelogue Let’s Fly Away is a jewel. The individual selections on the CD, all quite excellent, describe a dramatic trajectory within the

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Mimi Blais Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning by Mimi Blais

It’s funny what love will do.  Absent are the pyrotechnics and the quirky improvisations that have long been her domain, replaced on this disc with lush

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Glenn Jenks • Easy Winners

Glenn Jenks • Easy Winners

Perhaps I should put my prejudicial disclaimer right up front: I like the way Glenn Jenks plays ragtime. His approach is confident and authoritative, whether

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