Audrey Morris —
Film Noir ... CD Fancy Faire, 1989. Used ...
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Later work from Chicago singer Audrey Morris – a talent that most folks know only for her albums in the 50s on Bethlehem and RCA! Here, Audrey pays tribute to the era of film noir – with songs from films that include Gun Crazy, The Racket, Fallen Angel, Detour, Kiss Me Deadly, Farewell My Lovely, and In A Lonely Place. CD
50s modern jazz at its best – served up in a set of rare 1953 recordings by a young Art Farmer and Gigi Gryce! The tracks on the set easily rival the greatness of both Farmer and Gryce's key sides for Prestige during the period – recorded with a freshness that still holds up strongly even 50 years later, and which represents some of the best larger group work of the post-swing generation! Quincy Jones had a hand in some of the work, as he, Gryce, and Farmer were all playing together with Lionel Hampton at the time – and the tunes on the set have a style that's as swingingly soulful as it is modern. 7 of the tracks were recorded under the name of the Gigi Gryce Orchestra, and 3 others under Art Farmer's New Jazz Stars – but the work has a very unified feel, with shared players that include Jimmy Cleveland, Anthony Ortega, Clifford Solomon, Henri Renaud, and Quincy Jones. Titles include "Serenade To Sonny", "Evening In Paris", "Purple Shades", "Paris The Beautiful", "La Rose Noire", "Anne Marie", and "Strike Up The Band". CD features a few alternate takes. CD
The second LP from this enigmatic UK soul diva. The album, like her first, has a tightly produced sample-driven funk groove, with lots of warm keyboard touches that work well with Jhelisa's shimmering vocals. There's definitely a bit more spaciness to the production style here, but it works nicely to complicate the groove a bit, and keep this one from being just another UK soul/sample rehash. Titles include "Sell Me Away", "Bete Noire", "Sending You A Message", "Everybody Jump Off", and "Feelings Of Love". CD