John Pizzarelli salutes ‘swinging’ Nat King Cole at 100


The jazz guitarist speaks about his connection to the velvet-voiced legend and new album, ‘For Centennial Reasons’ By Reese Erlich  – February 26, 2019, 48Hills.org https://48hills.org/2019/02/john-pizzarelli-centennial-reasons/ As a young man, jazz guitarist and vocalist John Pizzarelli fell in love with the music of Nat “King” Cole. “I bought some Cole records,” he told me in a phone … Continue reading

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth


The brilliant blues-jazz singer digs deep into her past for latest release—and puts one over on Elvis. By Reese Erlich – March 15, 2019 – 48Hills https://48hills.org/2019/03/dee-dee-bridgewater-memphis-yoshis/ Two of the great divas of blues and jazz will be performing in the Bay Area this coming week. It’s a wonderful opportunity not only to hear some … Continue reading