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Jack SheldonLive At Don Mupo's Gold Nugget ... CD
VSOP, 1965. Used ... $9.99
A very unusual session by Jack Sheldon – but one that also really captures the Sheldon that was well known to the mainstream in the 60s, but hardly ever caught this way on record! Sheldon first came to fame as a straight jazz trumpeter on the LA scene of the mid 50s – but as the 60s wore on, Jack really started grooming himself as an overall entertainer – not just one who played trumpet, but who also sang and did a bit of comedy patter along with the tunes – a great choice, given that Sheldon had a nutty sense of humor that was one of his strongest calling cards in the jazz community. And while Sheldon was a frequent guest on TV shows of the 60s and 70s, where he'd work in this kind of mode, most of his albums never really captured that side of his talents. This excellent live set from 1965 really changes that fact – as it shows Sheldon working in all 3 modes wonderfully. The group is a quintet with Howard Roberts on guitar, Joe Mondragon on bass, and Stan Levey on drums – and Jack Marshall joins in on vocals on a few of the more complicated numbers with Jack – doing some great comedy schtick on parodies of "Girl From Ipanema", "What Kind Of Fool Am I", and "Goldfinger". Other tracks include the original vocal tunes "Jack's Blues", "Bodega Bay", and "Wait & See" – plus versions of "She's A Woman", "You Fascinate Me So", and "Steeplechase". (Jazz, Vocalists) CD
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✨✧ Jazzmeia HornSocial Call ... CD
Prestige, 2017. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The album's titled after a famous song by Betty Carter, and the sound of the set might well match her legacy too – as Jazzmeia Horn is clearly a singer we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Horn's got an incredible range – the first female jazz singer we've heard in years to really open up in the instrument-inspired style of the famous vocalists of years back – but she's also an artist who's not just copping old school jazz modes, as the presentation and choice of material is very strongly her own, and really blows us away! For everyone who's dug the music of top-shelf jazz singers like Betty Carter, Shirley Horn, and Dee Dee Bridgewater – Jazzmeia Horn may well be the next step forward. Players on the album include Victor Gould on piano, Ben Williams on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums – and the set also features contributions from Josh Evans on trumpet, Frank Lacy on trombone, and Stacy Dillard on tenor. Titles include "Tight", "Up Above My Head", "Social Call", "People Make The World Go Round", "The Peacocks", "I Remember You", and "Afro Blue/Eye See You/Wade In The Water". CD
 
 
 



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