Bianchini has a deft touch and a joyful delivery that can be downright alluring. His trio runs through American songbook
Chick Corea: What Child is This Billie Holiday: I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm Take Six: God Bless Ye Merry Gentlemen Dexter
As with so many of Shorter's compositions "Infant Eyes" from the 1965 album Speak No Evil, has a lasting permanence that
Pianist Gary Motley took the piano chair and lent his elegant swing and facile chops to the proceedings. A seasoned professional
Dave Samuel's "New Beginning" utilizes another duo, this time Wolf and Mehldau. The melody and beautiful sensitivity both
In the Dark Places is the 22nd Inspector Banks novel. It blends a police procedural with psychological suspense, and begins with a simple matter of a stolen tractor from a Yorkshire farm.
Lorraine Gordon is twelve years older than The Village Vanguard, which this past week celebrated its eightieth birthday. Lorraine -- who has owned the Vanguard since her husband, Max Gordon, passed in 1989 -- is, at 93, an inescapably frailer version of what she has always been: indomitable.
This week's playlist includes music by Azure Ray, Bat for Lashes, The Everly Brothers, Fats Waller, Iron & Wine, and more.
Interviewing The Rides' Stephen Stills, Kenny Wayne Shepherd & Barry Goldberg, Plus Talking with John Waite, and Exclusives by Sanders Bohlke and Cameron McGill
"As big as rap is with the R&B community, that's how blues was back in the day. It was the hot thing. We're talking about a genre that is a hundred years old and is still relevant today."