Category: vocal jazz

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis

Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella And Louis     Rovi Staff: ‘Ella and Louis is an inspired collaboration, masterminded by producer Norman Granz. Both artists were riding high at this stage in their careers, and Granz assembled a stellar quartet of Oscar Peterson (piano), Buddy Rich (drums), Herb Ellis (guitar) and Ray Brown […]

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Diana Krall – Quiet Nights

Diana Krall – Quiet Nights       ‘Stephen Thomas Erlewine’ Bossa nova is not unfamiliar to Diana Krall, but 2009’s Quiet Nights is her first record devoted to the gently swaying rhythm. Teaming up again with arranger Claus Ogerman, who last worked with Krall on 2001’s The Look of Love and who also frequently collaborated […]

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Michael Franks – Sleeping Gypsy

Michael Franks – Sleeping Gypsy Sleeping Gypsy is a jazz vocal album by Michael Franks, released in 1977 with Warner Bros. Records. It was Franks’ third studio album after The Art of Tea and prior to Burchfield Nines. AMG Review; After the success of The Art of Tea, Michael Franks was able to more confidently move […]

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Madeleine Peyroux – Half The Perfect World

Madeleine Peyroux – Half The Perfect World Half the Perfect World is the fourth studio album by American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux. It was released on September 12, 2006. It peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and had sold 218,000 copies in the United States by December 2008.The album featured four […]

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Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue

Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue       Thom Jurek: ‘ Nina Simone – Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone’s first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert “Tootie” Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo […]

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Pink Martini – Hey Eugene !

Pink Martini – Hey Eugene ! Pink Martini – Hey Eugene ! is the third full-length album from the band Pink Martini. It was released on May 15, 2007 by Pink Martini’s own record label, Heinz Records. The album is named after the track “Hey Eugene”, a fan favorite at the band’s live concerts. Hey Eugene! […]

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Norah Jones – Come Away with Me

Norah Jones – Come Away with Me       David R. Adler: ‘ Norah Jones’ debut on Blue Note “Norah Jones – Come Away with Me” is a mellow, acoustic pop affair with soul and country overtones, immaculately produced by the great Arif Mardin. (It’s pretty much an open secret that the 22-year-old vocalist […]

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