On her latest album, La Noche Mas Larga (The Longest Night), the husky-voiced singer Buika takes on songs associated with jazz legend Billie Holiday, Argentine rocker Fito Paez, and Belgian chanson singer Jacques Brel. With the aid of longtime collaborators and some of New York’s top Latin jazz players, Buika melds the cuts into her own [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Colum McCann’
Irish author Colum McCann has covered a lot of territory during his career. He learned to pirouette while writing 2003's Dancer, the fictionalized life story of Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev, and won the National Book Award in 2009 for his sprawling New York mosaic, Let the Great World Spin. His latest novel spans 150 years and two continents.
TransAtlantic, McCann’s [...]
in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Full Upright and Locked Position: Not-So-Comfortable Truths about Air Travel Today, by Mark Gerchick
I really wish the former FAA dude who wrote this book had been next to me on those sad days when I've flown in and out of Newark Airport.
2. The [...]