"Symphony for Palestine" A Masterpiece by Kayhan Kalhor
BIBI TANGA : Now
(JazzVillage/Harmonia Mundi) Né à Bangui en Centrafrique, le chanteur et musicien Bibi Tanga débarque à Sevran à la fin des 70’s. Influencé par les negro spirituals, la soul et le funk d’outre atlantique, le bassiste n’en reste pas moins attaché à ses racines africaines,…
Will the one I love
Be coming back to me?
Não sei dizer que não ao teu olhar perdido
Sabendo que depois irás partir de mim
Eu tenho um coração a bater noutro sentido
Ao contrário de nós dois, não tem tempo, nem tem fim.
- António Zambujo, A nossa Contradição
Indian Classical Music
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
At Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav, 2013
Photo by Sana Sohoni
"Adding to the fabulous vocalizing by Catherine Russell is a stellar lineup of musicians including Mark Shane on piano, Matt Munisteri on guitar, Lee Hudson on bass, Mark McLean on drums, Andy Farber on tenor sax…Put it all together, and you have an album that your CD player will constantly demand that you Bring It Back.” - New Jersey Jazz Society (NJJS) Journal (April issue)
Lo’Jo. The veteran collective from Angers in western France has been at this for three decades, but unlucky for us they don’t do a lot of touring to these parts — only a couple of memorable shows here this century. It’s nice to have them back, then, with neither their melting pot of funky French chanson meets (among others) North Africa nor their far-reaching creative fires diminished following last year’s 10th albumCinéma el Mundo and UK world music mag Songlines’ best group award. Hands-down pick of the week. (Lula Lounge, doors 7 p.m.)
"…A versatile singer who evokes Bessie Smith one moment and Ruth Brown, Dinah Washington or Peggy Lee the next, she is capable of purring in a low register that is as warm as cognac, but she can also hit clarion high notes. What really makes her special, however, is not so much her technical gifts—it’s her innate sense of swing, mastery of phrasing and her actor’s ability to fully inhabit a song’s lyrics.
…On “Bring It Back,” a Wynonie Harris track from 1952, Russell sashayed to the languid big band blues, swinging her hips and throwing her body into the lyric: “I love you like you love me/ We make a real fine pair/ But ain’t nothin’ shakin’/ When the dawn starts breakin’/ With me over here and you over there.” In this number, as often during the evening, it was all about the tempo: slower than you might expect, generating a blues feel almost unknown in current popular music, but perhaps ripe for rediscovery. Tenor saxophonist Andy Farber and guitarist-musical director Matt Munisteri deepened the groove with solos based in the blues.
…Russell’s reading of Al Hibbler’s classic ballad of seduction “After The Lights Go Down Low” yielded her biggest ovation of the night, as she delivered a pleading, testifying, flat-out sexy performance that seemed to raise the temperature in the room by several degrees.
…It might be a pipe dream to think that we’re due for a revival of this kind of entertaining, soul-satisfying big band singing. The crowd at Dizzy’s certainly seemed to go wild for it. One can always dream.”
Kyle Eastwood in The Times Daily for his March 19th benefit show in Florence, AL: http://ow.ly/uf4zJ
"Eastwood will be bringing his electric jazz bass to the birthplace of the Father of the Blues, W.C. Handy, for a performance at Norton Auditorium on the campus of the University of North Alabama."
Eastwood’s tour starts in Golden, CO at the Mount Vernon Country Club on March 12!