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Jo + Jazz

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Jo was at her jazziest ever on this 1960 release, and indeed how could she not be with a supporting cast that included Ben Webster, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Mel Lewis and a very young Johnny Mandel as arranger?! Includes Midnight Sun; The Folks Who Live on the Hill; Imagination; S'posin' , and more. New deluxe packaging, too!


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  • Audio CD (September 11, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Corinthian Records
  • ASIN: B0000010KH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #116,761 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By MOVIE MAVEN on March 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Jo Stafford is now and will always be one of the greatest pop vocalists if for no other reason than her amazing ability to always sing the notes squarely, dead on! She is, in Mel Torme's words, incapable of bad pitch and tone. But that is, of course, not all there is to Stafford. If you've never heard her sing, you owe yourself this treat. Hers is a beautiful, sometimes throaty, sweet voice and her understanding of lyrics is second to none. This album was a departure for her, teaming up with some of the greatest jazz soloists: Ben Webster & Johnny Hodges, for example, with arrangements by conductor, Johnny Mandel. The songs are classics (Mercer's "Midnight Sun" and Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To;" Kern & Hammerstein's "The Folks Who Live On The Hill" and Ellington's "Day Dream"). I do wish there would have been more complete liner notes, but that is a minor complaint about a very major album.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 1, 1999
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Jo Stafford sings with former Ellington ulumni such as Ben Webster, with excellent jazz tinged arrangements by Johnny Mandel, Stafford allows all of the musicians to solo, and her vocals never sounded so warm(she had a reputation ffor singing coldly) perhaphs because this is the first real jazz setting Miss Stafford has ever been in, and it suits her just fine. This is an overlooked masterpiece, a must buy for anyone who has an interest in classic jazz, and/or jazz vocal.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jim Holtz on June 10, 2004
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American Folk Songs, Once Over Lightly, Swinging Down Broadway, Ballad of the Blues, & Jo + Jazz are Ms. Stafford's best albums. Jovial Jo, who owns the Swinging Down Braodway material, foolishly didn't transfer it as is to cd. 11 of it's 12 songs are on the Broadway Revisited & Big Band Sound cds. Luckily, the other albums have all their songs intact on cd. Now to the cd in hand, Jo + Jazz doesn't have one bad song, all 12 are jewels. My favorite song is Mignight Sun, a jazz gem with a Johnny Mercer lyric. Sun has a complicated triple rhyme pattern that totally delights the listener. Mercer & Stafford make one visualize the story with it's romatic outdoor winter setting. This version rivals Ella's. While Ella's band may rival Jo's, the latter's voice is subtly more powerful. I've Gotta World On A String, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, & Love For Sale swing in a intelligent & hip manner. Her vibrancy works on those 3 in a freshly orginal way. In a style that outshines Peggy Lee, Jo is velvetly & dreamily vibrant in 2 of the 3 Ellington tunes, I Didn't Know About You & Daydream. Ms. Lee was usually all throat, too little vibrato. The 3rd Ellington tume, Just Squeeze Me, is the swinging appetizer that perpares us for a true jazz feast. Folks Who Live On The Hill has to be mentioned for its great dramatic & lyrical pefromance by Jo. If only that great verse was included! For lovers of great jazz singing this cd is it! Ditto for Once Over Lighly. The rest of those albums must also be included in everyone's great pop singing library.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 30, 1999
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I am a highly critical jazz vocal fan, and this CD proves that Jo Stafford is a marvelous jazz singer, cool arrangements by Johnny Mandel solos by Ben Webster and Jo's cold but sensitive readings are wonderful. This may be(aside from Peggy Lee's Decca LP Black Coffee & Lee Wiley's Victor LP West Of The Moon) one of the greatest jazz vocal sessions ever recorded. Hihly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jon A. Jackson on April 27, 2014
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This is a stunning example of how business corrupts and betrays art. Columbia Records recorded this in 1960, with one of the most solidly established pop singing stars of WW 2 and into the 1960s, backed by another gold-edged musical security in Johnny Mandel, who wrote the arrangements and led the band. The third big fail-safe was to put together a band so solid and filled with well-deserved celebrities that even if the singer hadn't shown up you'd have a great recording. The players were the stars of the Duke Ellington orchestra -- Johnny Hodges on alto sax, Ben Webster on tenor sax, trumpeter and sometime violinist Ray Nance, the incomparable baritone saxist Harry Carney, the warm sound of trombonist Lawrence Brown -- combined with some of the finest West Coast players, guys who made a steady living in the movie studios but also on recordings and California gigs: Conte Candoli and Don Fagerquist trumpets, Jimmy Rowles piano, Russ Freeman (Chet Baker's musical director) on celeste, Mel Lewis and Shelly Manne sharing drum duties. Of course, in music nothing is guaranteed, although it's unlikely to nearly impossible that these people would make a weak record. And they made a terrific record, in fact. Jo Stafford is just a great singer and she was in her prime. Big Ben's and Jeep's obbligatoes and solos, however brief, are worth the price of the ticket, and there is plenty, plenty of other gems throughout, not least of which are Mandel's swinging arrangements and voicings.
But Columbia essentially dumped the project. They hardly advertised it and, as far as I can tell, never offered it on their very popular record club. One could say that Stafford was a victim of the rise of rock, but she was poised to survive (as Sinatra and Tony Bennett and others did) and Columbia didn't help.
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