Review of Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee's Feathers

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee's Feathers

Dee Dee Bridgewater | Irvin Mayfield | the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Editor's Choice

OKeh Records

Rating: ★★★★

Following love letters to Paris (J'ai Deux Amours) and Mali (Red Earth), for her latest release the great Dee Dee...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: May/2015

Review of Dee Dee Bridgewater: Midnight Sun

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Midnight Sun

André Ceccarelli | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Ira Coleman | Thierry Eliez

DDB Records

Rating: ★★★★

Despite the wildly differing treatments, ranging from the sumptuous orchestral setting of Johnny Mercer’s title track (from Dear Ella) to...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: March/2012

Review of Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes I'm Ready

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Memphis…Yes I'm Ready

Charles Hodges | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Jackie Clark | James ‘Bishop’ Sexton | John Stoddart | Kirk Whalum

OKeh

Rating: ★★★

Following her magnificent love letter to New Orleans (2015’s Dee Dee’s Feather’s), the inimitable NEA Jazz Master, vocalist, producer and...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: Dec/Jan/2017/2018

Review of Dee Dee Bridgewater: Just Family

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Just Family

Elektra

Rating: ★★★

A seminal Bridgewater album, with backing vocals and strings, but with producer Stanley Clarke and friends ensuring that the ‘family’...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: May/2015

Review of Dee Daniels: State of the Art

Dee Daniels: State of the Art

Criss Cross

Rating: ★★★

A latecomer to jazz vocals, this New York-based singer has something of her namesake Dee Dee Bridgewater about her interpretations...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: May/2014

Review of Dee Byrne's Entropi: Moment Frozen

Dee Byrne's Entropi: Moment Frozen

Andre Canniere | Dee Byrne | Matt Fisher | Olie Brice | Rebecca Nash

Whirlwind Recordings

Rating: ★★★

London-based altoist and LUME collective co-founder Dee Byrne cites astronomy, time, the intensity of John Coltrane, late period Miles Davis...

Reviewed by Thomas Rees in issue: Dec/Jan/2017/2018

Review of Theo Croker: Escape Velocity

Theo Croker: Escape Velocity

Ben Eunson | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Eric Wheeler | Femi Temowo | Irwin Hall | Jeffrey ‘Doc’ Fletcher | Kassa Overall | Michael King | Theo Croker

Okeh!

Rating: ★★★

The young trumpeter maintains the impressive momentum he has generated since 2006’s The Fundamentals with an album that creatively networks...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: July/2016

Review of Mali All Stars: Bogolan Music

Mali All Stars: Bogolan Music

Cheick Tidiane Seck | Damon Albarn | Dee Bridgewater | Mangala Camara | Oumou Sangare | Toumani Diabate | Vieux Farke Toure

Rating: ★★★★

Bogolan means ‘made from mud’ in Bambara, the main language of Mali. Bogolan textiles are ubiquitous across West Africa –...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: September/2014

Review of Frank Foster: The Loud Minority

Frank Foster: The Loud Minority

Airto Moreira | Cecil Bridgewater | Charles McGee | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Dick Griffin | Earl Dunbar | Elvin Jones | Frank Foster | Gene Perla | Harold Mabern

Editor's Choice

CDBGPM

Rating: ★★★★

Although best-known as one of the stars of the Basie band, Foster was also a fine composer, as ‘Shiny Stockings’...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: June/2014

Review of Craig Handy: & 2nd Line Smith

Craig Handy: & 2nd Line Smith

Ali Jackson | Clarence Spady | Clark Gayton | Craig Handy | Dee Dee Bridgewater | Herlin Riley | Jason Marsalis | Kyle Koehler | Matt Chertkoff | Wynton Marsalis

OKeh

Rating: ★★★★

Take the Jimmy Smith songbook, add a touch of contemporary jazz improvisation, and back it up with the beat of...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: Dec/Jan/2013/2014

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