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Re: “Melinda Doolittle

For anyone who hasn't seen Melinda Doolittle live, the New York appearance is a must. Although I am from the UK, I did get an opportunity to catch her at a performance at her home town of Franklin, just outside of Nashville, a couple of years ago. It was just magical.

As you can see from this Nightclub performance, Melinda Doolittle will be singing selections from her CD. I just wish I could come over again to experience the magic again. Sadly it will not be possible this time.

Posted by Alan Chandler on 10/31/2009 at 12:28 AM

Re: “Melinda Doolittle

MELINDA DOOLITTLE IN HER FIRST-EVER NIGHTCLUB ENGAGEMENT

NOVEMBER 17 – 21, NEW YORK CITY

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed "Best of New York" by New York Magazine, will debut MELINDA DOOLITTLE in her first-ever nightclub engagement from November 17 – 21. The “American Idol” finalist will perform an intimate evening of jazz standards, pop hits and Broadway classics, in addition to selections from her CD, Coming Back To You. All shows are at the Regency Hotel (540 Park Avenue at 61st Street). For ticket reservations and club information, please call (212) 339-4095 or visit feinsteinsatloewsregency.com and TicketWeb.com. For more info www.melindadoolittle.com

Posted by Louise on 10/30/2009 at 10:34 PM

Re: “Mo'Rockin Project

I'm a big fun of Tajine. Their music is very unique and a blend of great music.
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Posted by cindy cohen on 10/27/2009 at 8:11 AM

Re: “Robert Glasper

California dwellers!! For anyone who’s in love with MGMT, Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists or similar bands, there is an amazing festival for you in San Francisco Bay! Please send me feedback on what you think about the concert, if your excited, how much you love the bands, or anything else! I would love to hear about it.

www.treasureislandfestival.com

Posted by Danielle Higgins on 09/28/2009 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Joe Henry

California dwellers!! For anyone who’s in love with MGMT, Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists or similar bands, there is an amazing festival for you in San Francisco Bay! Please send me feedback on what you think about the concert, if your excited, how much you love the bands, or anything else! I would love to hear about it.

www.treasureislandfestival.com

Posted by Danielle Higgins on 09/28/2009 at 4:23 PM

Re: “A.A. Bondy

California dwellers!! For anyone who’s in love with MGMT, Girl Talk, The Flaming Lips, The Decemberists or similar bands, there is an amazing festival for you in San Francisco Bay! Please send me feedback on what you think about the concert, if your excited, how much you love the bands, or anything else! I would love to hear about it.

www.treasureislandfestival.com

Posted by Danielle Higgins on 09/28/2009 at 4:22 PM

Re: “The Jacka

the jack crack on everything in motion!! Fuca sucKa till da death of me ( Heaven Is Peace 4 Mac Dre

Posted by kelvon on 09/09/2009 at 5:33 PM

Re: “Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers

That is funny of all things I always think of Lavay as a big voiced belter.....Can't wait to hear the CD!

Posted by Debbie Reed on 09/09/2009 at 1:05 PM

Re: “Terence Blanchard

"Blanchard's solos are, of course, phenomenal, but the music itself leaves something to be desired — no immediately catchy melodies, nothing too outré."

If Orwell had written an essay entitled 'Politics and Musical Analysis', that sentence would have been included as one of the five specimens in which musical analysis is habitually written. And I am sure Terrence Blanchard has the perfect traits to mollify the post MTV generation. I have absolute confidence that he will succeed in his quest to sell out.

Posted by sourapples on 08/26/2009 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Beats Antique

I live in Dallas, Texas, where except for the fusion bellydance community, this music is unknown. I'm a percussionist and BA presents a smorgasbord of ideas. Fun stuff. I'm ready for my daughter to grow out of the Jonas Bros. ;-)

Posted by Todd Deatherage on 06/18/2009 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Ute Lemper

I noticed this review of an earlier CD by Ute Lemper, and I thought I might mention that I am starting an Ute Lemper Fan Club on YouTube with new videos uploaded regularly. I'm getting excited for her newest CD, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow!

Posted by Ute Lemper Fan Club on 04/30/2009 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Mykah Montgomery

this album is solid from beginning to end. i don't skip thru any trax, which is rare for me. great melodies and vocals. definitely worth buying.

Posted by Reggie on 04/21/2009 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Mykah Montgomery

I very much enjoyed the the soft sultry effect of her tones. Love Is Blind and Like a Dream is totally worth paying for. Looking forward to hearing more of her music


Charley from Hollywood CA

Posted by charley on 04/19/2009 at 12:19 PM

Re: “Mykah Montgomery

i agree whole heartly with the comment from linda from DC

this project must be a must hear

dcmretired

Posted by david on 04/19/2009 at 11:57 AM

Re: “Mykah Montgomery

I've listened to the project on iTunes and from what I heard it is a wonderful project. My favorite songs were Like A Dream, Love is Blind, Today and Forever...actually, there were many songs on the album that I really enjoyed including the two songs you mentioned, You Make it Real, and Look What You've Done to Me. I would recommend the purchase. Her voice is crystal clear when she sings in her high register. I think it is beautiful.

BTW, I tried to search for the project after hearing Like a Dream on Youtube.com, but couldn't find it when I searched for
Mykah Montgomery. I DID find it when I searched for "Mykah".

I like it alot.

Linda from DC

Posted by Linda on 04/19/2009 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Zion-I

Rachel Swan doesn't have much credibility -referring to the baile-influenced "DJ DJ" as "drum n bass" or Amp Live's work of 5 years ago as "pedestrain R&B grooves"- but I agree with her on one crucial point: At this point Zion is the Guru to Amp Live's Premier. This is another duo where the producer is FAR better than the emcee... at least Zion has enough sense to get out the way and the let the beat live.

Amp Live has always been a talented jack of all trades, and right now he is on top of his game like few other producers. The next step is to just start working with better emcees.

Posted by Thirsty on 03/01/2009 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Zion-I

Sounds like she needs to take more time to listen to the music before she writes. She should also get involved in the artforms she so arrogantly assails. Get out of the house and live the art. Spectator.

Posted by roots on 02/25/2009 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Charlie Louvin

"Forget the Flowers" woulda been incredible. But really, anyone can do that song and sound good.

Posted by skronked on 02/02/2009 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment

If we include big bands in the genre of jazz (who can argue that Louis Armstrong wasn't jazz?) then we must say that the roots of klezmer in America go way back before 1993, back to Arthur Pryor's band in about 1915 to 1920. In fact, Pryor's band is on the cusp of the big band sound and the klezmer sound, especially in his later works.

Also, it's important to note that Louis Armstrong was raised in part by Jewish foster parents, the Karnofsky family (who bought him his first trumpet). It's likely that he went with them to synagogue and was influenced by the music.

So, if anything, it could be said that klezmer is at the root of jazz.

It's so nice to read a review of Zoyres, especially by someone who is conversant in music. The folks of Zoyres put together some really really good music. They're a treasure.

Posted by David Kaye on 01/09/2009 at 2:55 AM

Re: “Rodger Collins

I love Rodger Collins' new CD. I love it, so does my teenage son. Rodger Collins definitely has a genre of his own. Rodger's style is for everyone.

Jasmine
Danville, CA

Posted by Jasmin on 12/07/2008 at 4:54 PM

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