Podcast: Stanley Jordan talks George Benson
The essential George Benson as discussed by Stanley Jordan. On this Jazz Online original podcast, innovative guitarist Stanley Jordan shares in his introduction and admiration for the legendary artist George Benson.
Q&A: Lyle Mays
In 1998 during the Pat Metheny Group’s Imaginary Day tour, we caught up with Lyle Mays and asked him a handful of questions. Lyle was always a down to earth person willing to talk and on this Q&A, he shares in some personal insights about his musical make up.
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 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…
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…