By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog
Two exceptional pianists, ANGELICA SANCHEZ & MARILYN CRISPELL, merge their talents to record a spellbinding duo piano production. Another pianist, RINA, showcases composer talents on her debut trio recording. Bassist and vocalist, ESPERANZA SPALDING and pianist/composer FRED HERSCH release a 5-song duo EP to raise money for out-of-work jazz musicians. MIKI YAMANAKA plays both vibraphone and piano with her jazz ensemble. Singer, AMBER WEEKES, has a Christmas album available and violinist, JULIET KURTZMAN, joins jazz pianist, PETE MALINVERNI to combine classical violin with jazz piano. BRANDI DISTERHEFT plays double bass, cello and sings on her fifth album release, featuring George Coleman. JULIA KAROSI sings without words and interprets Hungarian classical music and LAILA BILAI releases a single to celebrate Joni Mitchell’s birthday. Read more here.