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Cuba's Omara Portuondo at the Bowl

From The Los Angeles Times Review: Cuba’s Omara Portuondo comes to the aid of L.A. Phil, Dudamel at the Bowl By: Randy Lewis […] There was some sense of cosmic scale-balancing in Dudamel’s choice of veteran singer Omara Portuondo to anchor Tuesday evening’s second half. Beaming that dimpled impish smile of his, he announced, “And now I have a surprise for you,” leaving the podium to escort Portuondo, 87, onstage, she looking elegant in a floor-length gown of white and gold, her hair up in one of her signature headbands. The Havana native started singing professionally as a teenager but actually started her performance career as a dancer at the famed Tropicana club in the Cuban capital before joining the Cuarteto d’Aida and focusing on her voice. Portuondo is one of several veteran Cuban musicians who were introduced to a new generation two decades ago by way of the Buena... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 16th, 2018 in News


Roberto Fonseca at Ronnie Scott's

From London Jazz News REVIEW: Roberto Fonseca Trio plus Enemy at the 2018 Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival By: Sebastian Scotney As Fonseca himself has said in an interview, “I think that you can also create a harmonious atmosphere... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 16th, 2018 in News


A Chat with Ladysmith Black Mambazo

From Theater Jones Q&A: Albert Mazibuko: An interview with the longtime member of South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo, which performs at AT&T Performing Arts Center this week. By: Richard Oliver Formed out of the tumult and hardship of apartheid-era South... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 15th, 2018 in News


Brad Mehldau Trio: The German Record Critic’s Award

From Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik Bestenliste 3-2018 Brad Mehldau Trio: Seymour Reads The Constitution! Nonesuch 7559-79344-3 (Warner) Mit Unisonopassagen, parallelen Bewegungen oder mit einander überlappenden Frage-Antwort-Passagen präsentieren sich der Pianist Brad Mehldau, der Kontrabassist Larry Grenadier und der Schlagzeuger Jeff... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 15th, 2018 in News


Punch Brothers: Fliegen mit den Durchgeknallten

From Frankfurter Allgemeine Fliegen mit den Durchgeknallten By: Cornelius Dieckmann […] Fad ist jedenfalls nicht, was die Band auf ihrem neuen Album „All Ashore“ vorgelegt hat. Schon das erste, titelstiftende Stück verwehrt sich jedweder Monothematik. Es beginnt mit einer verspielten... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 13th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea: Voice of America

From Voice of America Border Crossings Interview Conducted By: Larry London Border Crossings is the Voice of Americas perennial daily music program. Every Monday through Friday at 1500UTC Border Crossings airs listeners’ favorite song requests and dedications along with featuring... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 13th, 2018 in News


Kathy Mattea, "St. Teresa"

From All Music Song Premiere: Kathy Mattea, “St. Teresa” By: Chris Steffen […] Mattea’s upcoming album, Pretty Bird, finds her taking on Joan Osborne’s “St. Teresa,” a haunting character sketch of a woman Osborne regularly saw in Manhattan’s Lower East... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Best Moments at Newport Jazz Festival

Billboard 8 Best Moments at Newport Jazz Festival 2018 By: Natalie Weiner “We’re trying to go futuristic and retro at the same time,” explained saxophonist and bandleader Rudresh Mahanthappa on the first day of the 2018 Newport Jazz Festival. Mahanthappa... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in IMN / Industry News


Punch Brothers at the House of Blues

From Nonesuch Watch: Punch Brothers Perform Full Set at House of Blues Boston via WGBH’s “Front Row Boston” Punch Brothers, as part of the North American tour celebrating the release of their latest Nonesuch album, All Ashore, performed at the... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


Ladies We Love: Deva Mahal

From Madewell LADIES WE LOVE: SINGER-SONGWRITER DEVA MAHAL If you couldn’t tell from the headline, we loooove Deva Mahal. The supertalented singer (and, ahem, daughter of iconic blues musician Taj Mahal) has a personality as rich and engaging as her... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2018 in News


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