Few singers can match the sheer emotional power of Janiva Magness’s voice. Over a 30-year career she has gradually found her own songwriting voice as well. “The voice is something that allows us to communicate past the limitations of the left brain,” Magness says. “It’s the primary instrument, the first instrument … and more than […]
In 1990, the British pianist joined host Marian McPartland from the BBC’s London studios.
A posthumous album from the great behind-the-scenes man sets a retrospective, autumnal focus on songs which gave rise to Toussaint and his city — and thus to a bigger American music canon.