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Heart & Soul: Live in San Francisco

Kitty MargolisAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Kitty Margolis is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and inspired singers in jazz today. Her imaginative improvisations, dynamism, and inventive scat have redefined the art of jazz vocals. Jazz Times has praised her "visionary approach to melody and rhythm," and noted New York writer Stanley Crouch observes, “Kitty Margolis is an original who has made the heritage ... Read more in Amazon's Kitty Margolis Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: E1 Entertainment Dist ***
  • ASIN: 5559794953
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now, this is a jazz singer!! May 8, 2004
Format:Audio CD
On two nights in June of 2003 at the "Broadway Studios Nightclub" in North Beach, San Francisco, Kitty Margolis channelled Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, Mark Murphy and Mel Torme, and created one of the finest live albums released in years.
The album begins with Gershwin's "Love Walked In," as Ms. Margolis sings, "Love walked right in and scared the sh......adows away." Right there she has the audience in the palm of her hand. And, it gets better and better. Consider "Summertime": here, a la Torme, she throws in quotes from "Fly Me to the Moon," the later covered "Surrey" and "Favorite Things," and the more obscure Jon Hendricks' "Mr. P.C." On "My Favorite Things", she does a glottle-yodel, and in the process, sounds exactly like Trane's soprano sax from the famous recording. And, she saves the best for last: an encore of "While We're Young" that left the audience--and will leave you--stunned and wanting more.
I purchased this at the same time as Diana Krall's "The Girl in the Other Room". Chances are great that Ms. Krall's album will sell 100,000 copies before this one sells 1,000. Once again, life isn't fair--but you knew that. So my advice to you is: right injustice. Buy this c.d.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal singer at the top of her game! June 4, 2004
Format:Audio CD
A friend turned me on to Kitty Margolis a few years ago. I bought 3 of her studio CDs, love them all and was excited to see this new "live"release. I knew I'd like it but wasn't prepared to be this blown away. This is most kickin' live jazz vocal CD I have ever heard from any singer who is still alive. Margolis is a singer at the peak of her power.
I love the classic concert recordings of Sarah, Joe Williams, Betty Carter, and more recently, Eva Cassidy and this ranks with the very best of the best. I am not a real scat fan unless it is superbly done and I have to say this is the most exciting scatting I have heard. It is like she is channeling Coltrane on "Summertime".
What impresses me most it Margolis' emotional range. One minute I'm choking up ("Heart & Soul" and "Spring Will Be a Little Late This Year") and the next I'm cracking up ("Your Mind is on Vacation" and "Drunk in San Francisco") She has total command of the audience and it is fun to hear them react to her witty in between song comments (which are there just enough to give you a taste of her charismatic personality.) Wish I'd been at the show, but this is so well recorded that it seems like I am.
This CD should be in the collection of every jazz fan, even those who don't particularly go for singers. Margolis has a devoted cult following and this release should do nothing but increase her fan base. Most highly recommended!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kitty Margolis is absolutely astounding August 30, 2004
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Kitty Margolis is absolutly astounding. I got "Heart and Soul" several weeks ago after seeing her name in the Down Beat Magazine Critics' Poll of "Best Jazz Vocalists" and haven't taken it out of my changer since.

Being passionate about vocal jazz has made me a bit of a snob about what does and doesn't cut it. No matter how much I try to find a contemporary jazz voice I like, I usually I prefer the classic singers like Ella, Irene Kral, Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan rather than the superficial new crop of jazz vocal spokesmodels. Margolis has changed all that for me. She is my new favorite.

Margolis sounds completely fresh, yet she obviously understands the tradition deeply. She has total command of her voice as an improvisational instrument and her emotional depth is so impressive. Her interplay with the wonderful back up trio is telepathic. You can't fake this stuff since it is recorded LIVE. That is the true acid test IMHO.

Margolis is the jazz singer of the future. I wish I could give this 100 stars. Buy this CD - if you like real jazz singing you won't be sorry!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waking up the neighbors in San Francisco October 20, 2004
By A. Mack
Format:Audio CD
The feelings this album evoked absolutely blew me away. I'm Always Drunk In San Francisco was the first song that stood out -- I woke all my neighbors up when my friends and I came home from the bars at 2:30 a.m. and played it over and over singing. The funny thing is that most of my friends don't really listen to jazz at all (they are all between 23 and 35 yrs. old), but they LOVED I'm Always Drunk in San Francisco, Your Mind is On Vacation, Summertime, My Favorite Things, and Surrey With A Fringe on Top. They just felt those songs, for whatever reason, and Kitty spoke to them. Kitty Margolis has the sign of a truly great artist -- one who can transform someone's feelings about a certain form of art in one minute.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece! August 9, 2005
Format:Audio CD
In an age where most jazz singing is focused on beautiful background music, Heart and Soul stands out as an example of the kind of jazz that is definitely foreground music. It's exciting, it's fun, it's moving, it's virtuosic, it's an example of the kind of jazz that makes you jump for joy.

This is, in my opinion, undoubtedly one of the best jazz albums of the last decade--and judging by the critical acclaim it's been getting, I'm not the only one who thinks so. Just listen to the explosive version of Summertime, the heartbreaking renditions of Heart and Soul and While We're Young, and the funky, happy version of Surrey, and you'll know what I mean.

A remarkable performance--and one to treasure for years to come!
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