Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant and pianist Aaron Diehl, both in their 20s, have already racked up major industry prizes. They took radically different paths to get there, but on Salvant’s new album, they find ways to honor old traditions as young people.
The Legend of John Henry is an iconic myth of American railroad history, a battle between man and steam drill. One of the intriguing things about the legend is that no one knows for sure if John Henry existed. At least part of the myth is based on historical events from the mid-1800’s; some say [...]
By Abe Beeson and Justin Steyer During this performance interview with The Greyboy Allstars, Jazz24/KPLU jazz host, Abe Beeson, called their latest CD (Inland Emperor) ‘the party album of 2013.’ The Greyboy Allstars’ reputation as a party/dance band is well-earned. They’ve been playing terrific jazz/funk all over the world for almost 20 years, staying [...]