Ella Fitzgerald mixed styles in a unique way while sticking to the work of one songwriter at a time. This recording shows how she could masterfully do this with a live orchestra.
The 12th of June is a welcome return to form for Lyle Lovett after a ten-year absence from recording and compelling testimony that he’s still a master.
Though called "The First Lady of Song", Ella Fitzgerald is more lauded for her spectacular vocal sound than for her interpretations of lyrics, but a new reissue should help correct that understanding of her art.
Earth, Wind & Fire singer, Philip Bailey says his most recent solo LP speaks "to a lot of the same issues that we were dealing with in the 1960s." Bailey discusses this and more in a new interview.
Timeless guitarist John Scofield has the biggest audience of his career creating effortless, playful jazz that swings like yesterday but appeals in the present. Joyous.