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In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2011 21:36:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Oct 2011 21:37:41 BDT
Edwardobop says:
Ajarn,

I'm always a little nervous about suggesting jazz recordings as people's tastes vary so much. However, I think you will enjoy the Storytelling album.

I made the same "mistake" of first ordering just one CD. I was pleased with the first album I bought and contacted the label ... who were great ... and let me purchase two additional non-vocal albums for a reduced rate.

I now have many of their recordings and cannot fault the music or sound quality. As you probably saw from the website, some excellent jazz artists have recorded for them and, so far, I have not been the least-bit disappointed.

Ed

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2011 22:17:10 BDT
Last edited by the author on 24 Oct 2011 22:22:54 BDT
Ajarn Col says:
dolphyfan. I have managed to listen to both After Hours and Natural Affinities on Spotify, Although quite liking "After Hours" enough to play again; I found "Affinities" a bit too demanding for my taste on first hearing. You mentioned earlier Jeanne Lee's version of "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' on "After Hours", and a pretty well acceptable interpretation I agree. But compared to Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Joe Habao Texidor's rendition on The Return of the 5000 Lb. Man - well let's just say that's a hard act to follow.

Posted on 10 Nov 2011 16:56:32 GMT
Elastic Rock says:
Leon Thomas and Andy Bey

Posted on 15 Dec 2011 10:54:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Dec 2011 11:40:04 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers' (a tribute to some of the great swing, jazz and blues legends) ; Miss Smith to You

Impressive, swinging, and enjoyable.

Likewise: Everybody's Talkin' 'bout Miss

Posted on 16 Jan 2012 19:45:38 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
`...one of the finest vocal jazz albums you'll hear this or any other year...reinforces Carroll's position as one of the great singers of our time.' Jazzwise

This lass from London is rather good.: Up and Down

Posted on 2 Feb 2012 19:53:02 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Without exaggeration Roberta Gambarini is in the mould of the greats; Ella, Sarah ,and Dinah. She has a classic jazz voice and although I've only just come across her work, she has to a certain extent already arrived in terms of recognition. Roberta can only get bigger (so to speak).

http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Love-Roberta-Gambarini/dp/B000FBHCP0/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1328197447&sr=

Posted on 9 Feb 2012 06:27:27 GMT
K. Shaftoe says:
Anyone know much about Carrie Wicks ?
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 Feb 2012 11:06:15 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Probably only about as much as you. That she recorded a critically well received debut album I'll Get Around To It in 2010 (not bad actually with some really good backing) and that she's been around the Seattle jazz scene for a while now.

Posted on 30 Jul 2012 00:43:43 BDT
mancheeros says:
Kate Westbrook
Phil Minton

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2012 23:57:27 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
<<Ajarn, if you like Jordan (Portrait is a classic album), you might look into her work with George Russell (The Outer View), Roswell Rudd (Flexible Flyer)>>

I've managed to track down Flexible Flyer at a reasonable price. Like it a lot, particularly Sheila Jordan's contribution. Good album all round though. Thanks for the heads up, dolphyfan.

I'll also e checking out "The Outer View" in the near future

Posted on 6 Dec 2012 16:11:53 GMT
Terry With says:
The Frankie Laine's Jazz Spectacular was a great LP and the Album The Jazz soul of Frankie Laine is a tribute by Gary Smulyan to the jazz side of his work. Have a listen you might be surprised. Frank was a underrated jazz singer at heart and his early records proved the point

Terry .

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2012 16:19:08 GMT
Terry With says:
The Frankie Laine's Jazz Spectacular was a great LP and the Album The Jazz soul of Frankie Laine is a tribute by Gary Smulyan to the jazz side of his work. Have a listen you might be surprised. Frank was a underrated jazz singer at heart and his early records proved the point

Terry

Posted on 6 Dec 2012 16:39:58 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
New to me (although she seems to have recorded a bit) is Carol Sloane , I only received my order for The Songs Sinatra Sang yesterday so it's a bit early to give a definitive answer yet - but it sounds promising.

I can give the thumbs up to both the folllowing albums

Caecilie Norby Caecilie Norby "London Paris"

Trudy Kerr My Old Flame: Remembering Chet Baker

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2012 23:19:48 GMT
WT Mitchell says:
do you mean johnny hartman.or am I missing someone ?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012 12:36:10 GMT
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Ahmad says:
Are you people aware of the new "8 Classic Album Series"? I've bought a couple, sets like:
Frank Sinatra- 8 Classic Albums
Ella Fitzgerald- Seven Classic Albums

Posted on 28 Dec 2012 15:32:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Dec 2012 18:10:59 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
I fairly recently acquired two, maybe sub-standard in terms of the actual recording, live albums. But neither can be faulted for Sinatra's singing performance. Live in Australia is particularly appealing as it has the Red Norvo sextet in brilliant form as well does Sinatra And Sextet: Live In Pa [VINYL] One or the other is amongst my favourite Sinatra recordings. Although at this point I can't remember which as both are excellent.

Someone else that I've only recently come across (maybe I should have earlier) is Bob Dorough Devil May Care Different to be sure, but it seems in the best possible way.

WT Mitchell says:
<<do you mean johnny hartman.or am I missing someone ?>>

Thank you for your helpful contribution in spotting an obvious error.

Posted on 29 Dec 2012 13:46:05 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 07:08:40 GMT
Ahmad says:
Is there a thread on piano/voice jazz? I am interested in buying some intimate vocal jazz before the end of the year! Do you have favorites?

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 16:14:12 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Ahmad. I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Is Nat King Cole After Midnight: The Complete Session the sort of thing you had in mind ?

Posted on 30 Dec 2012 19:51:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 20:18:16 GMT
Ahmad says:
Ajarn,
I have that Nat album and I like it. I am looking for female voice accompanied by just piano, or by any combination of a guitar, flute, bass, vibraphone (without horns or piano). Also, I am not sure which Ella Fitzgerald American song book to start with.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 22:17:51 GMT
Ajarn Col says:
Ah, I see. Only earlier on I was listening to Rebecca Kilgore/Dave Frishberg Why fight the feeling Which if you don't know already, then I'm sure you'd like.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 22:29:03 GMT
Sheila - my FTH days may have been a little later than yours - but Ray Charles was the first jazz or associated musician I ever saw there or anywhere and that was in the Summer of '64 - only got to one house tho'. Plenty of others over later years culminating with Stan Tracey/Gil Evans in '78. A friend of mine saw Nina Simone there - pity he didn't actually like her ! Think it was on a double bill with comedian Dick Gregory ??

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 22:58:51 GMT
Ahmad - Anita Wardell's debut album was with just Liam Noble on piano - could it really have been as long ago as '94 ?(the answer is 'yes'). I'm a big fan of Carmen McRae and especially her The Great American Songbook (International Release) which fits your criteria in terms of instrumentation. I think a search through the extensive catalogue of Helen Merrill would yield some matches too. Annette Peacock may be an acquired taste butAn Acrobat's Heart could be worth a try - her '80s albums for her own Ironic label particularly Sky Skating and I Have No Feelings are better still IMHO but unsure of current availability. Re Ella's songbooks - Ellington would always top the list for me but then I'm prejudiced ! Ella At Duke's Place is a smaller but even better helping with the full Ellington crew, not to forget the Cote d'Azur if you really can't get enough of this combination..

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 23:08:55 GMT
Ahmed,Try Ella with Joe Pass guitarist sorry cannot remember the name of the L>P. but I think that may be Ella with just guitarist Joe Pass made circa 1980s? If I can think of anyone else I will tell you. Also Ella sings George Gershwin Songbook albums (there are three) are exceptionally good. Sheila
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