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FROM A DISTANCE: Melody Gardot on Love, Lockdown, and Working With Sting

Combining a soft, sensuous, silky purr with a tremulous vibrato, Melody Gardot’s voice is distinctive enough to be instantly recognisable; it’s a rare quality these days and puts her in that elite cadre of...

Connecting The Dots; Jazz Trumpet Legend Charles Tolliver Talks About His New Album And More…

Those with a superstitious nature will regard the number 13 as unlucky and a portentous harbinger of unfortunate things to come. But for veteran American jazz trumpeter Charles Tolliver,  the number that is sometimes...

MAGNIFICENT SUNSET

Paris-based jazz chanteuse Melody Gardot not only releases her keenly anticipated new album, ‘Sunset In The Blue,’ today but also has a new video to accompany the album’s latest single ‘C’est Magnifique.’ The single...

VARIOUS: ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ (Blue Note)

Although 81 years have passed since German-Jewish émigré Alfred Lion co-founded Blue Note Records in New York City, as the label’s new compilation ‘Blue Note Re:Imagined’ clearly shows, the iconic jazz imprint’s revered catalogue...

KYLIE AULDIST: ‘This Is What Happiness Looks Like’ (Soul Bank Music)

Originally from Hay, an unassuming small country town in New South Wales, Australia, Kylie Auldist moved to the bright, big city lights of Melbourne where she eventually established herself as one of her country’s...

DONNA SUMMER: ‘The Wanderer – 40th Anniversary Edition’ (Driven By The Music/Demon)

In October 1980, when Donna Summer released ‘The Wanderer,’ her debut LP for the newly formed Geffen label, she was the undisputed queen of disco having racked up a welter of memorable dance floor...

Ronnie’s: Director Oliver Murray talks about his new documentary on Ronnie Scott’s jazz club

Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, which first opened its doors back in 1959, is a much more than a long-running London music venue: it’s a world-renowned institution that has served up the best in live...

PALO ALTO – When Thelonious Monk Went Back To School

On a rainy Sunday afternoon in late October 1968, the jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk, then 51, played one of the most unusual concerts of his career: at a high school in Palo...

“He’s Always Looking For Something New”: Jazz Guitarist Lionel Loueke Talks About His Hero Herbie Hancock.

Guitarist and singer Lionel Loueke‘s musical journey has been nothing less than remarkable; so much so that it could almost be described as a heroic odyssey because it saw him battling seemingly insurmountable obstacles...