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Big Steps Forward for a Playful Quartet PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 17 December 2002 18:00
The big attraction at Saturday’s show at RIBCO will be the Grammy-winning acid-jazz outfit Liquid Soul, but the opening act is a fresh breeze that should appeal to fans of both jazz and hip hop. The J.

 
New Music Fills Holiday Benefit CD PDF Print E-mail
Music News
Written by John James   
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
• My tip of the top hat for best new holiday CD goes to Maybe This Christmas, a 13-track collection on the Nettwerk label benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign. Except for Barenaked Ladies & Sarah McLachlan’s take on “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and a few fan-club rarities, the rest are new compositions or re-interpretations exclusive to the CD.

 
Appreciating Ed PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
For this journey to Ohio in mid-November, we have the enviable role of designated witnesses to the canonization of our friend and master life teacher Edmond (Ed) Thigpen by his peers and fellow professionals. I say “peers” to be PC, but in our opinion and in many ways Ed is in a class all by himself.

 
Young Jazz Singer Earns His Place Among the Greats PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
After hearing Kurt Elling in person and listening to his CDs, I have to agree with the Downbeat magazine critics polls – something I normally do not do – that named him the number-one jazz male vocalist in 2000, 2001, and 2002.

 
Soloist Romero Elevates Symphony Concert PDF Print E-mail
Feature Stories
Tuesday, 10 December 2002 18:00
The Quad City Symphony Orchestra (QCSO) performance on Saturday, December 7, demonstrated the sharp contrasts within classical music. From rugged romanticism to stark minimalism, the concert led by Conductor and Musical Director Donald Schleicher was balanced, and the performance was well formed, as the orchestra played pieces by Kearnis, Mozart, Respighi, and the Paganini of the piano, Franz Liszt.

 
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