Eliane Elias is routinely connected with her Brazilian roots but, the truth is, “Brasil” begins her first full-length recording from back home since 1981.
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Donna Deussen’s new collaboration with Paul Weitz feels like it came together over black coffee among friends. In essence, that is the story.
If Bob Dylan’s new song is any indication, ‘Shadows in the Night’ could end up surprising more than a few naysayers. It’s certainly changed my mind.
Ashley Daneman’s new album, while certainly couched in the world of jazz, is also irrepressibly personal and boldly imperfect.
Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year, like a more contemplative Dinah Washington.
Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.
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.