Post Tagged with: "Kurt Elling"

New Music Monday: John Hiatt, Lee Ritenour, Shemekia Copeland, the Gaddabouts, Lee Konitz

Another New Music Monday, another truckload of cool sounds — this time from the likes of John Hiatt, Lee Ritenour, Medeski Martin and Wood, Shemekia Copeland, Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris and the Gaddabouts, among others.

Kurt Elling – 1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project (2012)

There was a time when reviving the delicate wonders of the Gershwins and Cole Porter represented the leading edge of vocal songcraft.

Lee Ritenour – Rhythm Sessions (2012)

“I love making albums!” declared super session guitar player Lee Ritenour, and he continues: “For me, creating a new project from beginning to end, is one of the most musically and spiritually rewarding things that I do in my life.”

On Second Thought: Kurt Elling – Man In The Air (2003)

by Mark Saleski There’s a single reason for me owning this disc: Kurt Elling’s cover of Pat Metheny’s “Minuano (Six Eight),” from Still Life (Talking).

Half Notes: Kurt Elling – The Gate (2011)

Up until the year 2003, I had successfully avoided Kurt Elling. This wasn’t all that hard to do considering that male jazz vocals never really resonated with me. I do own a Coltrane/Hartman record, and of course some Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. Still, only a handful of albums? It does reveal my level of interest — a level thatRead More