- Published: Tuesday, March 31 2015 21:25
- Written by Bluebird
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Cassandra Wilson: A Celebration of Billie Holiday
Friday, April 10 at 8PM
Cassandra Wilson, one of the finest and most important jazz, blues, country and folk vocalists today, salutes the superstar and legendary songstress Billie Holiday during “Lady Day’s” centennial celebration week. Timed with what would have been Holiday’s 100th birthday, Wilson will release Coming Forth By Day, a celebration of Billie Holiday, on Sony Music/Legacy Recordings.
- Published: Saturday, March 28 2015 12:23
- Written by Giovanni "Gio" Pilato
The Bright Side Of The Music: An Interview with Robben Ford
by Giovanni "Gio" Pilato
Artists are often defined by the level of class and versatility they are able to put in their works through the years and the ability to diversify their style, by keeping it constantly fresh and modern. In essence, to be able to be one step beyond the ladder of music geniality to anybody else.
Robben Ford, without a shadow of doubt, belongs deservedly to the very top of such ladder and an album like Into The Sun is a clear mirror of his incredible talent. An album of many layers, elegant, surprising at times but always upbeat, in a way that just the American guitarist is able to create.
It's my second meeting with Robben and today, he looks very relaxed and excited, at the same time, to see how people will react to the release of his new album. He greets me in a very good Italian and my first question to him is, whether the album title is related to the contemporary sounds used on the album or there is a hidden meaning about calling the album Into The Sun. "I am sorry to disappoint you", says Robben, "but the title's idea came from the photoshoot. We did series of shots of me walking into the sun and that is where the idea came from. My initial thought was to call the album Flow but after watching the shots we did for the album cover, I thought that Into The Sun was a fit name for the album".
- Published: Tuesday, March 24 2015 23:58
- Written by Bluebird
We caught The Levin Brothers at the Iron Horse Music Hall tonight. Rock bassist Tony Levin, known for his brilliant performances with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, has teamed up with his multi-talented brother, Pete Levin, and an ensemble of great jazz musicians for a contemporary take on 1950's jazz. It was an incredible show from Tony Levin, Pete Levin, Jeff Siegel and Erik Lawrence. Photos, videos, review and commentary will be posted soon. Stay tuned and thank you for an amazing performance!
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