Thursday, February 25, 2010

Barbara Streisand's new jazz CD: An exquiste cover

Barbra Streisand, the entertainment grande dame, returns with one of her most beautiful albums in a long time. An exquisite cover, Love is the Answer, the deluxe, double CD edition, Orchestra version and Quartet version with Diana Krall's jazz ban is truly marvelous recording.

Co-produced by Tommy LiPuma, the exquisite Streisand album is summarily a perfect collaboration between Diana Krall, LiPuma, Streisand and Johnny Mandel. At 67, Streisand's voice is at once both mature and still stunningly beautiful.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Haitian Singer Emeline Michel introduced to U.S. on Telethon

Though she was introduced to many during the January 22 "Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief" telethon, Haitian singer Emeline Michel, the 'Joni Mitchell of Haiti', has been performing all over the world for more than two decades.

Born in Gonaïves, Haiti, Michel began as a member of her local church choir, blossomed in talent and traveled to the United States where she studied her craft at the Detroit Jazz Center. From America, to Paris, then Canada and over her career that includes 4 albums, Michel has performed for the Clinton Global Initiative, NPR, CBC Radio, Canadian television and at festivals like Reggae on the River and the Montreal International Jazz Festival, as well as New York City's Carnegie Hall.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Monty Alexander, Etienne Charles at Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival