Al Jarreau won the Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 1977 for the album Look To The Rainbow. The album’s success placed Al on the map as the leading jazz singer of the day. One of the album’s many highlights was Al’s brilliant vocal interpretation of the Paul Desmond classic “Take Five.” This track…
A couple of years ago I was on assignment for Island Records UK with music journalist Vivien Goldman to document the 50th Anniversary of the groundbreaking label and I met industry legend Chris Blackwell at his New York City apartment.
Having the opportunity to hang out and interview Elvis Costello a few years back was an unforgettable experience. Elvis was an excellent interview and an amazing musical resource.
In the 25 years Charlie Haden has been recording with his stellar group Quartet West, the band has skillfully used vocals as an adjective to each thematic album comprised of a uniquely hand picked repertoire of instrumental tracks by Haden himself.