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Two Bossa Nova Masters Meet at Birdland


Marcos Valle at Birdland (photo: Fran Kaufman)

Two of the founders of Brazil’s Bossa Nova movement (and it was a movement), Marcos Valle and Roberto Menescal appeared together in NYC for the first time recently.  Even if you don’t know their names, I’ll bet you know some of their tunes. Just got around to posting my review from DownBeat.com.


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June 20, 2014 · 11:05 am

Stacey Kent and Band Weave a Spell at Birdland

Stacey Kent

Stacey Kent

Singer Stacey Kent, a star on 3 continents, and her husband, sax player Jim Tomlinson, enchanted a packed house at Birdland recently.  My review is here.

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