Chris Connor —
Chris ... CD Bethlehem, Mid 50s. Used ...
An excellent CD that brings together 24 tracks lifted from some of Chris' lesser-known recordings for the Bethlehem label – including some tunes from eps and early 10" LPs. Backing on the set is by The Ellis Larkins Trio, The Vinnie Burke Quartet, The Ralph Sharon combo, and Sy Oliver's ... read moreCD
(Out of print, punch through barcode & promotional stamp inside booklet.)
Shirley Horn caught right at the height of her great revival years in the 90s – a time when she was arguably even more expressive and deeply soulful than before! Like most of Horn's best recordings of the time, this live date features a trio – with Shirley herself on piano, Charles ... read moreCD
A mid 60s set from Birgit Lystager – the Danish beauty and groovy sunshine pop singer – on a set of tunes here that are nearly as alluring as the album cover! There's a touch of the grand, yet artfully sweeping arrangements of here later work, but there's something of a more intimate ... read moreCD
A split album that features 8 tracks by Carmen McRae with the Mat Mathews quartet, plus 4 more obscure numbers by Julie London, recording with the quartet of Tony Scott. The McRae material is some of her best jazz work from the time – cut in that perfect small group vocal mode that was one ... read moreCD
(CD sleeve has a spot of sticker remnants with a small rip.)
Lina Nyberg —
Show ... CD Moserobie (Sweden), 2009. Used ...
A beautiful little record from vocalist Lina Nyberg – a singer with roots in the older Scandinavian styles of the 70s, but a sound that's also freshly contemporary as well! The set's a live one, done supposedly with a bit of theatrical flair – and Nyberg's got a presence here that's ... read moreCD
Captivating work by Nina – working here in that unique crossover style she was using in the mid 60s – a blend of jazz and soul arrangements that were perfect for her intimate folksy style. The album's one of her first few for Philips, and it really has her opening things up a bit ... read moreCD
One of the more laidback sets from Shearing and Torme – and we mean that in a good way! Features a very nice version of "Hi Fly", plus a take on "Oleo" that's a nice surprise – as well as "Stardust", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "What's ... read moreCD
Swingin is right – as Dinah lets go with Quincy Jones orchestra, singing strong and hard in a set that's one of her best jazz sides from the 50s! Quincy knows how to mix just the right doses of straight jazz and tighter vocal arrangements – and Dinah's very comfortably at home in the ... read moreCD
A vocal jazz classic – finally out on CD! Joe Williams had come to great fame as the singer with the Basie band during the 50s, but this beautiful album is unlike his usual work with the group – and shows a sophisticated vocal side of Joe that's really amazing. The album was arranged ... read moreCD
A beautiful tribute to the work of Johnny Mandel – easily one of the greatest composers of the modern age, partly a soundtrack genius, but also a richly talented songwriter with a great flair for a sad love song! Vocalist Pinky Winters performs a choice collection of Mandel's greatest ... read moreCD