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The Artistry Of highlights, reflects, and celebrates. It mixes and shares language from different artistic disciplines; a musician is a poet; a singer’s voice is described as colorful, and an artist stuns and blinds your senses with the brilliance of their creative energy and expression.

Listen for The Artistry Of - Wednesday evenings in the third hour of Dinner Jazz on JAZZ.FM91.

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The Artistry of ... Ron Carter

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

I’ve met some bass players who have playing the cello in their music instruments played histories. A well-respected local player, Doug Innis did, Mingus did, and so does John Patitucci. I played it for a while too. Drawing the bow across the strings tugs and pulls at emotions and the player feels the deep vibrations from the instrument’s body itself. You literally hug a cello to play it.

The Artistry of ... Patricia Barber

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 00:00

“…A pure dark whisper straight up from the soul.”

Sounds like something really good to look forward to, doesn’t it? That’s a quote from the bio page of Patricia Barber’s website. I like it. Every time I hear her perform the sound is as beautifully demanding of attention as those words.

The Artistry of ... Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 00:00

Sometimes, and it will happen, I feel like I need a little cry. A shaking off of some of the weight of life that can pile up on you. Other times I can use a good teasing and easing laugh. A spirit raising and darkness brightening giggle.

The Artistry of ... Stan Getz

Friday, 11 March 2016 00:00

The art of progression. That could be about the changes of chords as you move through a tune or how an artist has spanned styles as the music itself has evolved and progressed.

The Artistry of ... Mark Whitfield

Wednesday, 09 March 2016 00:00

Emotion and creativity are two elements in life that rarely start out in a neat or orderly fashion. They are, as so many will say, all over the place.

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