The Music Of Gentiane MG article @ All About Jazz

Interview Courtesy Benoit Rousseau By Kerilie McDowall September 27, 2022 Sign in to view read count ‘Walls Made of Glass’ imagines the listener in a quiet space, flooded by daylight as it streams in through transparent walls. —Gentiane MG My first impression upon hearing Gentiane MG’s work for the first time was that her writing … Read more

Usher Talks “My Way” 25th Anniversary, Las Vegas Residency, New Music (Exclusive Interview)

We had a chance to catch up with the iconic R&B legend Usher upon the 25th Anniversary of his sophomore album “My Way”. During our interview, we had a chance to speak to him about the creation of the album, how it was a foundation for the success that would follow, the bond he formed … Read more

SINGULARLY SIGNIFICANT; The ISAAC ARAGON INTERVIEW II – Soul and Jazz and Funk

US singer/songwriter ISAAC ARAGON is currently winning plaudits with his latest single, ‘Brown’. Like his previous, charting singles like ‘Who’s Standing With Me’, ‘Brown proffers a gentle sound, but the song packs a punch! Like much of his work Isaac likes to deliver messages in his music; so, intrigued, we hooked up with the Albuquerque-based … Read more

Interview with Damon Brown – London Jazz News

From the generation of Michael Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman and Bob Berg, Steve Grossman is frequently thought of as the greatest; he is certainly the most forgotten. And yet his story continues to resonate among his surviving friends and contemporaries. British-born trumpeter Damon Brown was highly instrumental in bringing Steve … Read more

Interview with Jerry Bergonzi – London Jazz News

From the generation of Michael Brecker, George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman and Bob Berg, Steve Grossman is frequently thought of as the greatest; he is certainly the most forgotten. And yet his story continues to resonate among his surviving friends and contemporaries. Another player often touted as the best of the post-Coltrane generation, if … Read more

My Conversation with Joey DeFrancesco article @ All About Jazz

Interview By AAJ Staff August 26, 2022 Sign in to view read count From the 1995-2003 archive: This first article appeared at All About Jazz in February 2000. Whatever can be said of Joey De Francesco, there is no denying his impact on his fans, many of whom lined up for hours at a local … Read more

The AAJ Interview, Part 1-3 article @ All About Jazz

This interview was first published at All About Jazz in July 2004. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Introduction Without the contributions of producer and entrepreneur Creed Taylor, the past, present and future of jazz would be differently written. Five decades ago, Creed Taylor produced some of Bethlehem Records’ best albums, including sets … Read more

Interview with Dave Liebman – London Jazz News

From the generation of Michael Brecker, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone, Bob Mintzer, Dave Liebman and Bob Berg, Steve Grossman is frequently thought of as the greatest; he is certainly the most forgotten. And yet his story continues to resonate among his surviving friends and contemporaries. This conversation with Dave Liebman is the second of a … Read more