1. Carly To Tape Ocean Voyage Special

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will be recorded for a PBS special and DVD release. The singer songwriter is scheduled to entertain passengers sailing Sept. 2-8 from Carly Simon's upcoming performances on board Cunard's Queen Mary 2 will…

  2. Billboard Bits: Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT News on Amsterjam, Pearl Jam, Stereolab, Esquivel Wyclef Jean, Hector El Bambino, Antibalas and Grandmaster Flash have been added to the lineup for the inaugural Amsterjam, which will be held Aug. 20 at New York's Randall's Island. They join previously announced performers Snoop…

  3. Hot Product

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carly Simon 'Moon' River Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great songwriters. Simon considers new…

  4. Classic Carly

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. Call Carly Simon a romantic. Her new album "Moonlight Serenade" (Columbia), due July 19 as a DualDisc, is a collection of standards penned by Cole Porter, George & Ira Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Rodgers & Hart and other great…

  5. Frisell Unites 'East/West' On Live Set

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West. Guitarist Bill Frisell captures two trio performances on an upcoming live album, "East/West." Due Aug. 9 via Nonesuch, the double-disc chronicles a set with drummer Kenny Wolleson and…

  6. It's Time

    February 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST In two short years, Vancouver native Michael BublÉ has released one studio album (a self-titled debut), a holiday-themed EP ("Let It Snow") and a live CD/DVD set ("Come Fly With Me"). All have In two short years, Vancouver native Michael Bublé has released one studio album…

  7. Solo

    February 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST When pianist Michel Camilo pilots his trio, he gives the Bad Plus a run for its money when it comes to clamor. While much of his recorded output is with the trio, for his latest, the Dominican Republi When pianist Michel Camilo pilots his trio, he gives the Bad Plus a run for its money when…

  8. Hot Product

    November 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Fantasia 'Free' To Be Fantasia Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins, but then again, being an "American Idol" has its privileges. For "Free Yourself," due this week via J…

  9. Fantasia Debut Bolstered By R&B Vets

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine Dupri and Rodney Jerkins, but then again, being an "American Idol" has its privileges. Not many artists work on their debut album with producers on the level of Missy Elliott, Jermaine…

  10. Taking a Chance on Love

    September 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair for the theatrical, a touch of huskiness, a pinch of sass and a know-how for singing from earth and sky at the same Jane Monheit's pitch-perfect, full-ranged voice exhibits pleasant phrasing, a flair…

  11. Almost Blue

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Kojak Variety" and "Goodbye Cruel World" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD…

  12. Goodbye Cruel World

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Kojak Variety" and "Almost Blue" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues…

  13. Kojak Variety

    August 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD reissues from his Columbia and Warner oeuvre. note: this review also covers the "Almost Blue" and "Goodbye Cruel World" reissues. Rhino's Elvis Costello-thon continues with three fresh double-CD…

  14. Billboard Bits: ACL Fest, Mehldau, Emmitt

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT News on ACL Fest, Brad Mehldau, Drew Emmitt Elvis Costello & the Imposters, the Neville Brothers, Henry Butler and Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud are the latest additions to the Austin City Limits Music Festival lineup. Set for Sept. 17-19 in the Texas capital's Zilker Park, the…

  15. Aretha Leads Detroit Jazz Fest Lineup

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford Detroit International Jazz Festival. Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, George Benson and Lou Rawls will anchor the lineup for the 25th anniversary edition of the Ford…

  16. Hot Product

    October 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Rod Stewart 'Song' Sung Blue total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second J Records collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great American Songbook"…

  17. Stewart Opens Second 'Songbook'

    August 22, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American Songbook: Volume II," Rod Stewart's second collection of standards. The follow-up to 2002's successful "It Had To Be You... The Great Amer A total of 14 songs have made the cut for "The Great American…

  18. Simone Celebrated With Anthology

    June 24, 2003 12:00 AM EDT A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July 1 release of "Nina Simone: Anthology." The two-disc set collects material the late artist recorded for six different labels -- A jazz legend will be remembered and celebrated with BMG Heritage's July…

  19. Neville Gets Back To 'Nature'

    May 27, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his interpretations of American standards. Due Aug. 26, "Nature Boy" is his first album under a new deal with Verve. The c Veteran New Orleans-based vocalist Aaron Neville plans to release an album of his…

  20. Jazz/Soul Legend Nina Simone Dies

    April 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Jazz great Nina Simone died today (April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70. The cause of death was not announced, but she had battled cancer. Simone is survived by a daughter, Lisa. Jazz great Nina Simone died today(April 21) at her home in the south of France. She was 70.…

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