Donna Deussen’s new collaboration with Paul Weitz feels like it came together over black coffee among friends. In essence, that is the story.
Offering an alluring mix of original pieces and standards, Marianne Solivan’s ‘Spark,’ is a smoking session of well-rounded material.
Ashley Daneman’s new album, while certainly couched in the world of jazz, is also irrepressibly personal and boldly imperfect.
‘Shadows in the Night’ engineer Al Schmitt is still marveling over the chances taken by Bob Dylan on the forthcoming project.
Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.
James Pankow once refused Frank Sinatra’s request to cover Chicago: ‘I still wonder if I did the right thing’
Frank Sinatra was interested in remaking one of Chicago’s signature early-1970s hits, but there was one problem.
This is the kind of richly textured, reminiscent version of “Summertime” required as the first cool fingers of fall close around you.
Diana Krall’s new take on “California Dreamin'” gives the Mamas and the Papas hit a much-needed makeover.
She explores this turbulently resonant tale with a South African guest vocalist.
Take everything else away, and Andy Bey’s vocal gift is revealed anew.