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Posts tagged ‘Take Five’

18
Oct
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Jazz Backstage: Al Jarreau

Al Jarreau won the Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Performance in 1977 for the album Look To The Rainbow. The album’s success and award placed Al on the map as the leading and innovative jazz singer of the day. One of the album’s highlights was Al’s brilliant vocal interpretation of the Paul Desmond classic “Take Five.” Read moreRead more

11
Jul
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Eliane Elias Still Lighting Fires

Eliane Elias has been recording one great album after another going back to 1986. I remember first hearing about her when she was a member of Steps Ahead and was featured on their self titled classic from 1983. But it wasn’t until her first solo recording titled Illusions where I really took notice of her artistry and became an instant fan. Read moreRead more

28
Apr
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Celebrating Time Out with Dave Brubeck

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

21
Apr
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Celebrating Time Out: Mike Richmond on Eugene Wright

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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Celebrating Time Out: David Sanborn on Paul Desmond

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

11
Jan
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Video Spot: George Benson

The other day I was going through a box of vinyl in my garage that I thought I had lost forever. As I flipped through dozens of outstanding albums I came across the 1974 CTI recording by George Benson titled Bad Benson. Read moreRead more

27
Jul
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Vintage Jarreau

Long before there was Bobby McFerrin, some may remember there was Al Jarreau. Taking the next step forward from masters like King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Al innovated his own brand of vocalese singing. Read moreRead more