The Asheville-based pianist and composer’s new album, “Life Seasons,” features seven instrumental and six vocal tracks.
Shulman notes that a perennial favorite at the holiday shows is James Brown’s “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto.”
Flawlessly recorded at East Asheville’s Seclusion Hill Music, Turned Into Lemonade is a sweet and gentle jazz collection, featuring crystalline performances by all involved.
This edition wraps up the fourth year of “30 Days Out,” taking a look at a beloved local act; a highly regarded regional musician; an alt-country troubadour who got his start in Western North Carolina; and one of pop culture’s most outspoken, iconoclastic and articulate spokespeople.
The local singer will be backed by the Richard Shulman Trio at Isis Music Hall on Dec. 3.
After long and successful careers, two veteran musicians settled into retirement in the Asheville area. But the encouragement of friends and family brought both men came back to the stage to entertain audiences around Western North Carolina.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new documentary about Bob Moog’s life, as explored by his daughter; a collective jazz concert where six local composers’ works will be premiered by a 40-person orchestra; and a couple’s plan to bike 2,774 miles while supporting Homeward Bound.
Jazz legend John Coltrane once said, “To be a musician is really something. It goes very, very deep. My music is the spiritual expression of what I am — my faith, my knowledge, my being. … When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people, to […]