Tag: Mark Levine

Have You Seen My Nana? The Enduring Genius of Moacir Santos

Yesterday, my eighty-eight year old mother and I were reminiscing as we often do when she visits,...

Peter MacDonough – The Woo (Self produced – 2010)

The whole concept of Peter MacDonough's album The Woo: A Latin Jazz Suite for Soprano Saxophone, from the cover art to the name of the songs is based on the movie The Wizard of Oz. Reinterpretations of movie songs is not something new in jazz, John Coltrane did it with My Favorite Things, a song from The Sound of Music. But what MacDonough did here is a Latin Jazz version of a complete movie soundtrack. And just as Coltrane did on My Favorite Things [...]

Mark Levine returns his Grammy nominations

In a bold, but sincere and honest move, Pianist, Educator and Author Mark Levine decides to return his Grammy nominations to NARAS and LARAS, and distances himself from such organizations. Here is his letter to Mr. Neil Portnow.

Mark Levine & The Latin Tinge – Off & On: The Music of Moacir Santos

If ever a record could be likened to a comet streaking across the musical stratosphere and a...

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