Post Tagged with: "Vocalists"

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias is routinely connected with her Brazilian roots but, the truth is, “Brasil” begins her first full-length recording from back home since 1981.

Donna Deussen + Paul Weitz Trio – On the Street Where You Live (2015)

Donna Deussen + Paul Weitz Trio – On the Street Where You Live (2015)

Donna Deussen’s new collaboration with Paul Weitz feels like it came together over black coffee among friends. In essence, that is the story.

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

Bob Dylan, “Stay With Me” from Shadows in the Night (2015): One Track Mind

If Bob Dylan’s new song is any indication, ‘Shadows in the Night’ could end up surprising more than a few naysayers. It’s certainly changed my mind.

Ashley Daneman – Beauty Indestructible (2015)

Ashley Daneman – Beauty Indestructible (2015)

Ashley Daneman’s new album, while certainly couched in the world of jazz, is also irrepressibly personal and boldly imperfect.

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson, “What Are You Doing New Year’s?” (1963): One Track Mind

Nancy Wilson nails the sense of hopeful anxiety that surrounds Dec. 31 every year, like a more contemplative Dinah Washington.

Allan Harris – Black Bar Jukebox (2015)

Allan Harris – Black Bar Jukebox (2015)

Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

Annie Lennox, “Summertime” from Nostalgia (2014): One Track Mind

This is the kind of richly textured, reminiscent version of “Summertime” required as the first cool fingers of fall close around you.

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall, “California Dreamin'” from Wallflower (2014): One Track Mind

Diana Krall’s new take on “California Dreamin'” gives the Mamas and the Papas hit a much-needed makeover.

Something Else! sneak peek: Carmen Lundy, “Grace” from Soul to Soul (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Carmen Lundy, “Grace” from Soul to Soul (2014)

She explores this turbulently resonant tale with a South African guest vocalist.

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

One Track Mind: Andy Bey, “Lover Come Back to Me” (2014)

Take everything else away, and Andy Bey’s vocal gift is revealed anew.