Monday, January 7, 2013

Pamela York's CD Downbeat editor's pick for January 2013; Sofia Rei's brand new CD reviewed

Happy 2013. Houston pianist Pamela York's latest CD Lay Down This World: Hymns and Spirituals is a Downbeat Magazine editor's pick for January 2013. I interviewed Pamela both for the Women In Jazz book project and for this blog. The blog interview focuses on the new CD, and you can check out my article about Pamela below.

Vocalist, composer, and band leader Sofia Rei, another Women In Jazz interviewee, is getting some great press for her brand new CD De Tierra y Oro. You can check out a recent review here. Sofia's music is such a unique amalgam of styles, cultures, and histories. If you haven't checked her out, well take a look at the video below.

Happy to say I've gotten a lot done with transcribing the interviews conducted thus far for the book, but I still have about half a dozen to go. A new round of interviews will take place beginning in February, so stay tuned. And thanks for your support!

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