At once crisply assertive and lovingly sensual, vocalist Jane Monheit is the jazz equivalent of the young and charming grade school teacher you secretly nurtured a crush on. A sophisticated bombshell of a performer with a voice that is, like her appearance, voluptuous and flawlessly pretty, Monheit has garnered well-earned comparisons to such icons as Ella Fitzgerald and the goddess of vocal pop, Barbra Streisand. In that sense, her sixth studio album, Surrender, is, at first glance, not dissimilar from her past work. Recorded with her working combo including husband and drummer Rick Montalbano, Surrender is a ballads-heavy album that features a mix of jazz standards, reworked pop tunes, and several bossa nova numbers. What is different is the focus and presentation of Monheit. Rather than featuring her here simply as a singer fronting a jazz band, Surrender is a cinematic showcase, a Broadway-sized coming-out party that finds Monheit's voice framed against sweeping orchestration and glossy, Technicolor arrangements. This is Monheit the vocal diva, the superstar.
Ari Roland is one of many talented musicians overlooked by jazz labels until the mid-'90s debut of Smalls. The bassist's brand of bop is a demanding variation on hard bop with complex twists within his themes that keeps the pressure on his top-notch quartet, which includes tenor saxophonist Chris Byars, pianist Sacha Perry, and drummer Phil Stewart. It's impossible not to dig the groove of Roland's forceful "The Lion of Yerevan," in which he showcases his dark arco basslines as well as his driving rhythm. "Swamp Thing Goes to the Indy 500" is also a wild ride as the band negotiates its many sudden turns. The standard "Thou Swell" is a bit more mainstream, though Perry's choice of chords is decidedly different, while Byars' solo evokes the spirit of Don Byas.
Born in Israel in 1970. coming from a Yemenite and Iraqi background. Mosh Ben Ari first discovered music through the traditional Jewish ethnical chants that were part of his everyday life. Mosh Ben Ari studied music in many countries like India, the Sahara and Sinai Deserts. Mosh Ben Ari plays various string instruments such as Guitars, Indian Sarod, Persian Tar, Turkish Jumbush, Moroccan Ginberi and Bass Guitar. In 1997, Mosh Ben Ari founded with some friends, the world music ensemble ‘SHEVA’ which has released 4 albums and continuously touring the world, playing dozens of shows in the most prestigious festivals & events.
La Scientologie fait peur. Dénoncée en Europe comme le prototype même de la secte dangereuse et comme une monstrueuse machine à broyer les hommes, elle est pourtant reconnu comme une religion aux Etats-Unis. Paul Ariès propose une interprétation radicalement inédite de la Scientologie. Ce livre fondé sur une investigation de plus de six ans qui l'a conduit à rencontrer des dirigeants en titre ou anciens de cette organisation, prolonge aussi ses conférences à l'école de la magistrature, de la police …