Picks of the Week: Mar. 8 – 13.

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 8. (Tues.)  Corky Hale and Friends.  “I’m Glad There Is You.”  Pianist, harpist, singer and imaginative producer Hale assembles most of the cast of prime talent on her album I’m Glad There Is You. The impressive line up includes Sally Kellerman, Ariana Savalas, Tricia Tahara and Brenna Whitaker,… Read More Picks of the Week: Mar. 8 – 13.

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CDs: January Canaries — Claassen, Desare, Eastman, Elias, Henderson

By Don Heckman Fay Claassen “Red,  Hot and Blue” (Challenge Records Int.) Dutch-born singer Fay Claassen has already recorded with such world class jazz artists as Toots Thielemans, Mike Stern, Kenny Werner and Joe Locke.  But she still hasn’t received anything like the widespread attention her singing deserves.  On this, her fourth CD, she ventures… Read More CDs: January Canaries — Claassen, Desare, Eastman, Elias, Henderson