Jazz vocalist Ellen Robinson celebrates the release of her third album, Don’t Wait Too Long, recorded live at the Freight with her stellar band, featuring Murray Low on piano, Sam Bevan on bass, Kristen Strom on reeds, and Dan Foltz on drums. The new album includes songs by Joni Mitchell, Blossom Dearie, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and the title song by Madeline Peyroux, as well as Ellen’s latest originals. “This singer delivers from the heart,” says the website AllAboutJazz. She “interprets…See More
"Ellen R....right on Miss R!!! great chops on the spendid Mose Allison tune...it's always been a regular piece in my library, and nice chops with the "band" too....mercy me, y'all been doin'your homeworks....Love to network…"
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“Ellen Robinson is blessed with great pipes.” Jazz Improv Magazine.
Swingin’ and straight-from-the-heart vocals from an adventuresome jazz infused singer, Ellen Robinson has loads of presence and a diverse selection of songs, which includes many of her own magical originals. Definitely “a singer’s singer,” Ellen is known for her impeccable timing and clever phrasing while making it all sound oh-so-easy and effortless. Her latest CD "Mercy! Ellen Robinson Live" captures those transparent moments and passionate one-of-a-kind performances in a compilation of songs selected from four different concerts performed since her last CD “On My Way To You.”
In addition to her own jazz performance dates and recording projects, Ellen is one of the San Francisco Bay Areas busiest music directors. She has helped take many a vocalist from the level of simply wanting to sing to the stage.
“This singer delivers from the heart.” All About Jazz.
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Ellen R....right on Miss R!!! great chops on the spendid Mose Allison tune...it's always been a regular piece in my library, and nice chops with the "band" too....mercy me, y'all been doin'your homeworks....Love to network with you anytime...specially if you need some visuals that rise to the ocassion for your great musicianship....stunning works, m'lady...my very best to you...and alll around you....always b ps enjoy my pic from '74 ..."Sweet Emma Barrett at Preservation Hall"....in the Big Easy....
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.