SCOTT MITCHELL copyright 2011 Sept 2 scottmitchellphotography.com
charlie haden at the catalina jazz club sept 2, 2011
by Michael Konik ·
When my friend from the rainforest visited the city, I couldn’t make him understand why the most important people in the tallest buildings were the most important people. No, I told him, they were not able to hunt or fish or grow their food, or build a hut from grass, or communicate with the spirit world.
I couldn’t make him understand what the most important people actually do to make themselves more important than the rest…
Two new vocal recordings — one from a likely source, the other not — remind us that genuine vocal artistry brings delight not quite like anything else. The human voice, malleable and expressive and colorful, vibrates with genuine (and profound) feeling on “Close Up,” by Sara Serpa, the celebrated singer, known for her angelic tone,...