Monterey Jazz features a tribute to Sonny Rollins / The Mercury News


The saxophone master is a longtime festival favorite, having appeared at Monterey Jazz many times over the years - including at the inaugural event in 1958. Rollins is now retired, but festival artistic director Tim Jackson - who describes the legendary musician as "one of the Mt. Rushmore artists in jazz" - has organized this amazing tribute with Jimmy Heath, Joe Lovano, Branford Marsalis, Joshua Redman, Gerald Clayton, Scott Colley and Lewis Nash. That's a true dream team, featuring no less than four of the top sax men (Heath, Lovano, Marsalis and Redman) in the business. It should be fascinating to hear them combine forces. Details: 10:10 p.m. Sept. 16, Jimmy Lyons Stage. READ THE FULL Mercury News ARTICLE
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Sharon Isbin interviews with 95.5KHFM - Albuquerque


"Alma Española" is a new album released by Grammy Award winning guitarist Sharon Isbin and Grammy Award winning singer Isabel Leonard on the Bridge Records label. It's an all-Spanish recording for voice and guitar, including twelve arrangements by Isbin. The Philadelphia Inquirer described Leonard and Isbin's performance as "Feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases... glimpses of heaven," and The New York Times referred to the "Soulful depth" of their interpretations. The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today's brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} 95.5: KHFM - Albuquerque, Classical Music Host: Brent Stevens recently sat down with Isbin to chat about her career and her "Alma Española" collaboration with Isabel Leonard.  LISTEN TO THE ATTACHED SEGMENT
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A childlike simplicity runs through Yusuf, Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple / Philly.com


After creating some of the most beloved albums of the early 1970s singer-songwriter era, Cat Stevens (born Steven Georgiou), converted to Islam, changed his name to Yusuf Islam, and retired from the music business for nearly three decades. In 2006, he started recording again (going solely by Yusuf). The Laughing Apple, his fourth album since his return, is a self-conscious nod to his early career: He's working with several of his Tea For The Tillerman collaborators, and, aside from three new compositions, he's revisiting songs he wrote 50 years ago (when New Masters, his second album, came out). A childlike simplicity runs through The Laughing Apple, in the lilting, allegorical title track, in the expanded nursery rhyme "Mary and the Little Lamb," and in the lullaby "I'm So Sleepy." He sings about aging in "Grandsons" and then gets his eight grandkids to contribute to "Mighty Peace." At times, The Laughing Apple sounds like a children's album, but that's part of the same comforting innocence that was central to "Moonshadow" and "Oh Very Young" and other Cat Stevens hits from the '70s. -Steve Klinge SEE ALL REVIEWS ON Philly.com PAGE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
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SoulandJazz - The Fringe 'Artist Spotlight' features Jane Ira Bloom


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} Next Monday The Fringe celebrates the release of ‘Rediscovered Ellington,' the wonderful new album by Garry Dial, Dick Oatts, Richard DeRosa and The WDR Big Band, with a special two hour program showcasing the range of ways Ellington's music has been interpreted by traditional and modern Jazz musicians. Then on October 2nd, the Fringe Artist Spotlight features Jane Ira Bloom sharing her unique vision on creating a musical voice, creative improvisation, and incorporating poetry on her latest release ‘Wild Lines - Improvising Emily Dickinson.' All this and the usual trip around the edge of contemporary Jazz, on The Fringe and SoulandJazz.com.
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Sharon Isbin set for another Alma Espanola radio day


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} Alma Española presents multiple GRAMMY Award winners Sharon Isbin and Argentinian-American Isabel Leonard in the first Spanish art song album with guitar of its kind in 40 years, including twelve world premiere recordings of arrangements by Isbin. Duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo, with guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega, are heard in performances that evoke the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain. Leonard & Isbin have been appearing as a duo since 2014 in sold-out concerts across the country, including Washington DC's Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. The Philadelphia Inquirer described their performance as "feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases…glimpses of heaven," the New York Times praised their "soulful depth" and the Washington Post their "impassioned performance ... captivating sense of drama."  The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today's brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." In conjuntion with the release of Alma Española, Sharon Isbin has once again made herself avail., today to speak with Classical Radio Stations throughout the US. Participating cities and networks include; Classical 24, MOOD, 3Wire, Minnesota Public Radio, NET Nebraska, WVIK / Rock Island IL and WGTE / Toledo OH.
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Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 set for 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' festival / JamBase


After weeks of teasing, the full lineup for the 2017 Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival has been revealed. Over 100 acts will play the Warren Hellman-founded free festival, which will take place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco October 6 – 8. T Bone Burnett, Bill Bragg, Dan Auerbach, Randy Newman, Sturgill Simpson, Cheap Trick and Brandi Carlile are some of the bigger names set to play the festival. Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 will also be performing. Kuti's recent 3 song EP release on Sony Music Masterworks - Struggle Sounds was co-produced by Robert Glasper and features the single "Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.)" where C.P.C.D. stands for Corporate Public Control Department. The son of the late Nigerian Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Seun recorded the EP with Egypt 80, his father's original band. "The Struggle Sounds EP is a true reflection of my social and political beliefs. I give honor to my parents and every revolutionary who made this possible even before I was born" Kuti said. SEE THE FULL JamBase PAGE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Lara Downes kicks off 'Sounds Like America' tour on Capital Public Radio


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} Pianist Lara Downes returns to Capital Public Radio's 'Insight' to share songs from her "Sounds Like America" Tour. Lara will also be asking audiences to help shape a playlist while she tours.    Here's a message from Lara I'm going on an American roadtrip! I want to find the common ground that links and unites us across state lines, between coasts, over mountain passes, and around river bends, by asking the question: What sounds like America to you? Music remembers place and time, home and history. And music echoes the shared moments of our American lives - lullabies and love songs; ballads and blues; summer-days and lonely-nights songs; leaving-home and coming-home songs. Music connects us. Join me in building a playlist that sounds like America, full of the music that tells our American stories, big and small, joyful and sad, beautiful and messy, noisy and quiet - all the ways we are.  xox - Lara Sign up here to contribute your own favorite American music to the Sounds Like America playlist! WHAT SOUNDS LIKE AMERICA TO YOU?    SUBMIT YOUR SONG HERE    p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Win tickets to see Diana Krall at the Royal Albert Hall / JazzFM


Multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall is currently on her world tour. Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart. To date, her albums have garnered five Grammy® Awards, eight Juno® Awards and have also earned nine gold, three platinum and seven multi-platinum albums. Krall's unique artistry transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most recognisable artists of our time.  Krall's recent 'Turn Up The Quiet' album which celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook and reunited the singer - pianist with Grammy-Award winning producer Tommy LiPuma. The European leg of the tour has just begun and also features two nights at The Royal Albert Hall on September 27th & 28th with The Neil Cowley Trio as support.  Jazz FM has teamed up with Serious to offer you the chance to win tickets to either of these highly sought after dates. For your chance to win tickets to one of the most popular jazz shows of the year simply click here and answer the question. This competition ends at 23.59 on 25th September. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Ensemble Elektra set for final 'Rituals for Peace' performance at NYC's Symphony Space


One Week From Today - Tuesday, September 19  Elektra Kurtis & Ensemble Elektra will perform their final Rituals for Peace performance takes place at the Thalia Theatre at Symphony Space, NYC.  In their concert series "Rituals for Peace" Elektra Kurtis and Ensemble Elektra are bridging cultural borders and genres of music, using the essence of Mediterranean music, spiced with Polish, Greek and Arabic flavor, based in contemporary Jazz and Classical music forms. The group brings a fresh perspective to creative music, connecting the modern beat of New York's life with its members' multi-ethnic roots. Their mission is to integrate musical traditions and styles and to emphasize building peace through live music rituals. The Ensemble has performed at venues like Joe's Pub, Symphony Space, jazz clubs (Cornelia Street Cafe), and festivals in Europe (Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland, Jazz at Starówka in Warsaw Poland). Musicians include: Elektra Kurtis (violinist, composer and leader of Ensemble Elektra), Curtis Stewart (violinist with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, PUBLIQuartet), Lefteris Bournias (Regina Carter, leader of Apollo Orchestras), Bradley Jones (bassist with: Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones) and Reggie Nicholson(drummer with: Muhal Richard Abrams, Billy Bang, Leroy Jenkins). p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Happy birthday Hans Zimmer / The Indian Express


Happy birthday Hans Zimmer. Zimmer has composed the soundtracks of some great movies. Hans Zimmer is today one of the finest composers in Hollywood. His most notable collaboration has been with Christopher Nolan in movies like the Dark Knight trilogy, Inception, Interstellar and now Dunkirk. He also won an Academy Award for his score in The Lion King. Hans Zimmer touches the sixth decade of his life today. We wish him a very happy birthday and take a look at some of his best contributions to Hollywood cinema. READ THE FULL Indian Express ARTICLE p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Bill Charlap performs songs from new album - Uptown, Downtown on WNYC: Leonard Lopate Show


Jazz pianist and two-time Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Charlap performs songs from his new album "Uptown, Downtown" live in studio on: WNYC: New York - The Leonard Lopate show. Charlap and his longtime trio partners bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington get back to the highest standards with an album of quintessential compositions - Uptown Downtown. Released on Impulse!/Verve on September 8, the album celebrates the trio's twentieth year playing together, the Bill Charlap Trio will be taking up residence at the Village Vanguard on September 5 for two weeks performing songs from the album, among other uniquely chosen repertoire from their vast trio book. Bill Charlap will also perform an all-improvised concert with Dick Hyman on Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. at the 92nd St. Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall (1395 Lexington Ave., between 91st and 92nd St.). LISTEN TO The Leonard Lopate show SEGMENT p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
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Nancy Harms set for month residency at Bangkok's Grande Sukhumvit - Living Room / The Nation


A star on the New York jazz club circuit, singer Nancy Harms is now in Bangkok all ready for her month's residency at the Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit's Living Room. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px} She will perform at the intimate live jazz venue from September 12 to October 7 at 8.30pm. Born and raised in Minnesota, Harms moved to New York City in 2010 where she continues to enchant audiences at such iconic venues as Birdland, Smalls Jazz Club, The Kitano and 55 Bar. She regularly performs in Europe with gigs at the Elgar Room in London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, top Paris jazz venue, New Morning, and at the 2015 Copenhagen Jazz Festival. In addition to her own CDs, "Dreams in Apartments", "In the Indigo", and "Ellington at Night" she appears on albums by Wycliffe Gordon and Jeremy Siskind. During her much-anticipated residency at The Living Room, she'll be backed by the Randy Cannon trio featuring Cannon on piano, Willard Dyson on drums and leading bass players, Therdsak Wongvichien (Tuesday and Wednesday) and Alex Sergeenko (Thursday to Saturday). An entertainment fee of Bt300 per person will be applied. For guests spending Bt1,000 per person at any of the hotel's dining venues as well as The Living Room, the entertainment fee is waived. SEE The Nation PAGE
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Top 10 Albums for September

Yusuf, Cat Stevens :

The Laughing Apple

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, one of the most influential singer-songwriters of all time, will release his highly anticipated new album, The Laughing Apple, on September 15 under his Cat-O-Log Records logo exclusively through Decca Records, the same label that launched his career 50 years ago. The Laughing Applefollows the common ‘60s template of combining newly-written songs with a number of covers – except that all the covers are from Yusuf's 1967 catalogue. The Laughing Apple celebrates some of his earliest material, presenting the songs as he has always wished they had been recorded. "There are some I always wanted to hear differently," he explains. "Many of my earlier recordings were overcooked with big band arrangements. They crowded the song out a lot of times." Yusuf produced The Laughing Apple with Paul Samwell-Smith, the original producer behind Yusuf's landmark recordings, including 1970's Tea for the Tillerman, which contained the classics ‘Wild World' and ‘Father and Son'. That multi-platinum album became a benchmark of the singer-songwriter movement, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has named it one of the definitive albums of all time.
Bill Charlap Trio :

Uptown, Downtown

 "unforced erudition, untroubled locomotion, sparkling wit, generous soul."  - WBGO "one of the best piano trios ever" - The Guardian "Charlap's piano technique is singular and stunning" - JazzTimes "Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence." - Time Magazine Grammy Award winning pianist Bill Charlap and his longtime trio partners bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington get back to the highest standards with an album of quintessential compositions. Uptown Downtown is due out on Impulse!/Verve on September 8 and WBGO announced the news today, calling the trio "a fixture of the New York jazz firmament."  Celebrating their twentieth year playing together, the Bill Charlap Trio will be taking up residence at the Village Vanguard on September 5 for two weeks performing songs from the album, among other uniquely chosen repertoire from their vast trio book.  The Bill Charlap Trio is the pinnacle of jazz piano trio playing and has been a New York City staple since 1997. Uptown Downtown is a collection of essential melodies from Broadway, theater and jazz. Composers such as Gerry Mulligan (Charlap's friend and early mentor), Richard Rodgers, Jim Hall, Duke Ellington, Michael Leonard, among others, are represented here. The cross section of theater, Broadway, and jazz is Bill Charlap's silver lining: where Thelonious Monk meets Stephen Sondheim, where Gershwin meets Gillespie. 
Jane Ira Bloom :

Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson

American original Jane Ira Bloom does it again. This time the 21st-century soprano saxophonist reimagines the poetry of 19th-century visionary Emily Dickinson in two different settings. This new 2 CD pack, has the quartet (Dawn Clement (piano), Mark Helias (bass)& Bobby Previte (drums) interpretating Dickinson's poetry both instrumentaly and in spoken word settings that feature readings by popular stage & film actor Deborah Rush. After the success of her 2016 trio album release Early Americans, Bloom shifts gears with Wild Lines / Improvising Emily Dickinson. Bloom composed Wild Lines when she was awarded a 2015 CMA/ Doris Duke New Jazz Works commission. She was inspired to musically reimagine Dickinson when she learned that the poet was a pianist and improviser herself. 40 NEW  71 TOTAL SYND: Jazz FM Markets include: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Albuquerque, San Antonio, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Long Island NY, Omaha, WV(Statewide), OR(Statewide), ME(Statewide), Vancouver, Berlin, Pisa, Oslo INTER: Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland Online: MOJA, Jazz From Gallery 41, Downbeat, Soulandjazz.com, salt peanuts, Contemporary Fusion Review, LEMON WIRE, Midwest Record, Green Arrow, Jazz Views, Radio Valencia, Jazzandrock.com, Keys and Chords, era jazzu   14 Jazzweek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial; min-height: 11.0px}
Brian Newman :

Sunday In New York

Brian Newman, singer, trumpeter and Verve recording artist is gearing up for the release of his first solo recording due out this fall with the launch of a four-city "after hours" club tour that kicks off in Chicago on August 25th.  Newman is a long-time friend of Lady Gaga and has frequently accompanied her in performance, most notably on the Tony Bennett/Lady Gaga "Cheek to Cheek" Tour in 2015.  He will perform late night engagements throughout August and September in NY, LA, Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia. There is also a digital single - Sunday In New York. 10 NEW  29 TOTAL Markets include: New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Orlando FL, Long Island NY, Reno VT(Statewide), Berlin, Barcelona, Pisa INTER: Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany Online: ginalovesjazz.com, bebop spoken here, Popmatters, Jazz From Gallery 41
Matt Haimovitz & Christopher O'Riley :

TROIKA

Acclaimed for their adventurous and wide-ranging recording projects – from Beethoven Sonatas on period instruments to genre-bending arrangements of Radiohead and Arcade Fire – the endlessly inventive duo of cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O'Riley returns to explore music of the Slavic soul. Anchored by the cello sonatas of the iconic triumvirate of Russian composers – Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich – and inspired by the subversive irony of Shostakovich's Sonata for Cello and Piano, TROIKA also delves into more recently-written, unexpected, and popular works. Whether subtle or blatantly rebellious, each work potently reveals the strength of the artistic voice in the face of political repression in mother Russia. The 2-SACD recording on the PENTATONE Oxingale Series will be released in North America on October 20, with a special advance digital release on September 29.
Christina Pluhar | L'Arpeggiata :

Handel Goes Wild

George Frideric Handel now joins Purcell, Monteverdi and Cavalli on the list of composers who have inspired an album by Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L'Arpeggiata. Händel Goes Wild brings them together with soprano Nuria Rial, countertenor Valer Sabadus and jazz clarinettist Gianluigi Trovesi to explore and reimagine the cosmopolitan composer's music in their own inimitable and intoxicating style. L'Arpeggiata's aesthetic was summed up by the New York Times in 2012: "The group uses modern pop vocal inflections and improvisational techniques from jazz in its performances of antique pieces … Its audacious hybrids are driven principally by a fascination with reviving the Baroque art of ornamental extemporization and a curiosity about how contemporary improvisatory styles might be enlisted in that quest." 13 NEW  69 TOTAL SYND: C24, TRH, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Minneapolis, Nashville, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Hartford, Reno, OR(Statewide), WV(Statewide), Barcelona, Berlin INTER: Canada, Spain, Germany Online: AP-Reviews, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz from Gallery 41,  Jazz Weekly, Tedgioia.com, CBFwebRADIO, The Paul Leslie Hour, Passion Musique et Culture, Jazz Podium, Mundofonias, GURU, CBFWeb p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}
Joshua Bell :

The Classical Collection

Sony Classical announces the release of Joshua Bell – The Classical Collection, a 14-CD set of albums of classical repertoire that the internationally acclaimed, Grammy® Award winning violinist has recorded for the label over the past twenty years.  The collection is available worldwide on August 18th, 2017. Displaying the unique breadth, versatility and breathtaking virtuosity, beguiling sensitivity and sheer tonal beauty that has made Bell an icon for audiences of all ages and musical tastes throughout the world, this new collection showcases Joshua Bell in cornerstones of the violin concerto repertoire, chamber music and concert pieces.
Vienna Philharmonic :

Summer Night Concert 2017

Summer Night Concert 2017: The Vienna Philharmonic with Christoph Eschenbach & Renée Fleming Sony Classical is proud to announce the release of this year's Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn 2017, conducted by Christoph Eschenbach with soprano Renée Fleming as soloist.  The Summer Night Concert, performed this year on May 25th 2017, is an annual open-air event, which has been held since 2008. The previous series was the "Concert for Europe", which took place from 2004 until 2007. The park of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna/Austria is the magical setting for the concert, which is free of charge for all residents and visitors of the city. The illustrious conductors who have previously led the orchestra at this event are Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboim, Franz Welser-Möst, Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta and Semyon Bychkov. 
Sharon Isbin | Isabel Leonard :

Alma Espanola

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica} ALMA ESPAÑOLA presents multiple GRAMMY Award winners Sharon Isbin and Argentinian-American Isabel Leonard in the first Spanish art song album with guitar of its kind in 40 years, including twelve world premiere recordings of arrangements by Isbin. Duos by Federico García Lorca, Manuel de Falla, Xavier Montsalvatge, Agustín Lara and Joaquín Rodrigo, with guitar solos by Granados and Tárrega, are heard in performances that evoke the rich and magnificent tradition of Spain. Leonard & Isbin have been appearing as a duo since 2014 in sold-out concerts across the country, including Washington DC's Kennedy Center and New York's Carnegie Hall. The Philadelphia Inquirer described their performance as "feasts of beautifully sculpted phrases…glimpses of heaven," the New York Times praised their "soulful depth" and the Washington Post their "impassioned performance ... captivating sense of drama."  The collaboration of Isabel Leonard and Sharon Isbin brings together one of today's brightest vocal stars, heard on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera and Paris Opera, with a guitar virtuoso acclaimed as "the pre-eminent guitarist of our time." 26 NEW  58 TOTAL SYND: PRI/Classical 24, WFMT / Beethoven Satellite Network, CBC Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland, Cincinnati, New Orleans, Detroit, Portland, Albuquerque, Sacramento, Louisville, Hartford, MI(Statewide), WV(Statewide), IN(Statewide), CA(Statewide), KS(Statewide), VT(Statewide), MI(Statewide) INTER: Canada Online: AccuRadio p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}
Various :

The Passion of Charlie Parker

The Passion of Charlie Parker is a new album from producer Larry Klein that tells the story of Charlie Parker using his music as inspiration for new songs that narrate his life. Guest artists include Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Kandace Springs, actor Jeffrey Wright, and more. The album will be available on impulse!/ Verve digitally on June 16, with physical release to follow on June 30. Larry Klein says, "With this album I've endeavored to do something new and different in an effort to illustrate who ‘Bird' was as an archetypal character, and to draw attention to the huge impact that his work had on Jazz." Rather than create another tribute of traditional bebop tunes, Klein partnered with lyricist David Baerwald to create a musical play that tells the story of Charlie Parker's life while still playing with the jagged melodic nature of Charlie Parker's compositions. 7 NEW  123 TOTAL SYND: Jazz After Hours, Jazz Happening Now, Jazz Inspired, Voice of America Direct: SiriusXM Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Portland, Miami, Detroit, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Austin, Denver, Albuquerque, Orlando, San Antonio, Sacramento, Louisville, Knoxville, Madison WI, Rochester, Tampa, Honolulu, OR(Statewide), WV(Statewide), VT(Statewide), KS(Statewide), MS(Statewide), HI(Statewide), Toronto, Vancouver INTER: Canada, UK Online: GreenArrow, Jazz & Blues Report, KUHS/Vaya, Soulandjazz.com, Jazz Weekly, Radio Valencia, Que4 Radio, Freaky Party, theguardian p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial} 45 Jazzweek ADD's p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Helvetica}
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