Where Gretchen Parlato is Coming From
In this interview, singer Gretchen Parlato chats with Brian Howe about her roots, the ethnomusical studies that colored her development, and how her sound and vocal style reflect her artistic intentions. A revealing video of Parlato’s performance of Blue in Green fills out this look at this singer and her approach to her art.Read More
Remembering Vocal Giant Betty Carter
Betty Carter was one of the most uncompromising jazz artists of her time \u2014 even more remarkable, since the horn she carried resided within her body. This JazzTimes piece reminds us how singular Betty Carter was, as jazz musician, entrepreneur, mentor and vigorous advocate for the integrity of her art form.
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Shirley Horn sings Jobim
Look in on Shirley Horn’s devastatingly direct performance of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s “Once I Loved,” recorded in Sao Paulo at this Jobim tribute in 1994. In this all-star group, Ron Carter’s bass speaks with notable eloquence. Have patience with Herbie Hancock’s introduction; he’s rendered virtually speechless by the end. Thanks to @in2jazz for pointing to this remarkable clip.
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The Emotional Depth And Versatility Of Abbey Lincoln
Abbey Lincoln evolved from supper club singer to jazz singer to songwriter and social activist to world-class vocal artist during her long and fruitful life. This hour-long NPR profile “Abbey Lincoln: The Power Of Voice” beautifully documents a life well-lived
-Michael CuscunaRead More