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Wednesday, December 7 2011

The Best Jazz of 2011

Jazz is ready to go just about anywhere these days, and our list this year travels a good distance from free playing to fusion, controlled singing to daring solo piano.


Reviews

Monday, December 10 2012

Kurt Elling: 1619 Broadway, The Brill Building Project

Our most impressive jazz singer gets at a wide variety of songs from the '50s through the '70s, with massively mixed results.


Sunday, March 13 2011

Kurt Elling: The Gate

The premiere male jazz vocalist, in his prime and handling both jazz and pop material with aplomb.


Tuesday, July 28 2009

Kurt Elling: Dedicated to You

Expressive vocals, brilliant instrumental solos and creative arrangements throughout, tight ensemble work, and the concept stays true to course.


Tuesday, March 29 2005

Fred Hersch / Kurt Elling / Kate McGarry: Leaves of Grass

On the eve of his 50th birthday Fred Hersch doesn't so much celebrate Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass -- or Whitman or even himself -- as indulge feelings alien to performing the text.


Monday, July 21 2003

Kurt Elling: Man in the Air


News

Friday, April 17 2009

Kurt Elling takes on a classic jazz album

Kurt Elling can't remember when he first heard "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman," the iconic 1963 album in which the exploratory saxophonist and bedroom balladeer created


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