Post Tagged with: "Women of Jazz"

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

Ella Fitzgerald, “Perdido” (1949): Appreciations

“Perdido” was supposed to be a live showcase for Charlie Parker. Then Ella Fitzgerald – who would have been 100 today – stepped up to the mic.

Linda May Han Oh, “Western” from Walk Against Wind (2017): Something Else! premiere

Linda May Han Oh, “Western” from Walk Against Wind (2017): Something Else! premiere

“Western” is the highly syncopated track that closes out Linda May Han Oh’s ‘Walk Against Wind,’ but it’s by no means a coast to the finish line.

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss – Chasing The Unicorn (2017)

Roxy Coss shines brightly on ‘Chasing The Unicorn’ because this talented saxophonist and composer shines in so many areas.

Mary Halvorson and Sylvie Courvoisier – Crop Circles (2017)

Mary Halvorson and Sylvie Courvoisier – Crop Circles (2017)

A mere two months following yet another highly thought-of ensemble record, guitarist/composer Mary Halvorson has returned.

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Jensen and Olin draw from a deep well of experience and the broad diversity of music styles to make a little magic with a big band.

Carol Duboc – Colored Glasses (2015)

Carol Duboc – Colored Glasses (2015)

An accomplished jazz singer, Carol Duboc flexes her R&B chops as well as her songwriting skill on this self-penned 10-song album.

Lizz Wright – Freedom and Surrender (2015)

Lizz Wright – Freedom and Surrender (2015)

Lizz Wright’s ‘Freedom and Surrender’ is a stirring and eclectic mix of adult contemporary and jazz stylings which is not to be missed.

Kait Dunton + trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla” (2015): Something Else! video premiere

Kait Dunton + trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla” (2015): Something Else! video premiere

Here is the video premiere of Kait Dunton’s percolating track from trioKAIT, “Chrysocolla.” Like the song itself, it’s full of adventure and intrigue.

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton – trioKAIT (2015)

Kait Dunton’s creative, embraceable, contemporary take on the ol’ acoustic jazz trio makes the jazz idiom fresh and exciting again.