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Initial post: Mar 25, 2009 7:12:02 AM PDT
There is A female Singer who is not new to the scene,But, I heard her a few days ago and she is great Rebbecca Parris is fresh and she seems to have it all going on INC: voice-- style --delivery --intrepetation --Feel- and Scatting. and she SWINGSeven on a ballad I have her album "YOU DONT KNOW ME"check it out please reply--------Thanks Charlie

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 11:24:45 AM PDT
S. Brown says:
Speaking of female singers, how do you like the new Madeleine Peyroux? Who else are you listening to?

Posted on Mar 25, 2009 1:31:28 PM PDT
I haven't picked up the new Madeleine Peyroux, but I have her previous two albums so I'll probably pick it sometime this year. I've got Ann Hampton Calaway's 2009 very decent new album At Last. My favorite of her's though is Easy Living. Melody Gardot has a new one coming out soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 25, 2009 6:41:14 PM PDT
Eventstaff says:
I like Callaway's new one, too, especially the rollicking cover of Joni Mitchell's "Carey". I think you'd also like To Ella With Love and, especially, Signature.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 4:30:05 AM PDT
Thanks, I'll check Signature out. I do have To Ella With Love, Slow, and Blues In The Night in addition to At Last and Easy Living. Slow was the first one I bought of hers after reading the December 2004 article in Down Beat about the rising tide of new female jazz singers. I like Karrin Allyson, Tierney Sutton, Diana Reeves, Diana Krall and Cassandra Wilson as much as I like Ann. The first couple of albums that Roberta Gambarini, Sara Gazarek and Sophie Milman have released are encouraging.

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 5:25:54 AM PDT
Robert Rocha says:
My favorite female vocalists are too numerous to list , but at the present time Amanda Carr is at the top of the list Bob Rocha

Posted on Mar 26, 2009 7:43:02 AM PDT
Hey ROCHA I`m glad you are hereI havent heard enuff of amanda to make a decision but she must be great if you dig her, I love YOU

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 2:34:41 PM PDT
Eventstaff says:
Excellent list, Michael, thanks. I'd add Holly Cole, Patricia Barber, and Kelly Flint of Dave's True Story also.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 26, 2009 2:50:33 PM PDT
I've got a lot of Stacey Kent, Holly Cole and Patricia Barber cd's, but I rank them slightly behind my other favorites. I don't have anything by Kelly Flint of Dave's True Story.

Posted on Mar 27, 2009 11:18:13 AM PDT
Much as I like discussing female vocalists, a lot of this thread will probably duplicate and link with the recent 'Songbirds' thread which attracted a lot of posts.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 3:48:05 AM PDT
I came across a couple of old LPs by Bev Kelly reissued on CD. Bev is a Californian resident, a woman of many parts and talents who, unfortunately for jazz fans, drifted away from jazz to pursue a more secure career in psychology. Check out her website and listen to some of her music. Then hunt down her vinyl or CDs. Though recorded many moons ago, they have withstood the test of time exceedingly well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 4:34:13 AM PDT
Spartacus says:
Then why start a new one instead of bringing back Songbirds?


In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 5:11:25 AM PDT
Jeri Southern retired from singing and playing the piano at age 34 to teach, a somewhat similar story to Bev's. Jeri refused to have her career manipulated by handlers who wanted her to give up singing and playing the piano in a tight small group setting in favor of singing out front of a big orchestra, so she retired instead. "The Very Thought Of You" 21 track Decca cd compilation is a great place to start your Jeri obsession.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2009 6:06:06 AM PDT
Hello Mike
Jeri Southern had the sexiest voice "You`d better Go Now "was great

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2009 2:13:05 PM PDT
Bryce Jerlow says:
RE: Melody Gardot has a new one coming out soon.
MY ONE AND ONLY THRILL may be the new CD you are referring to. I see this mentioned in a subscription service I have. I have not heard her, but two comments (prox) were:

1 - Either Peggy Lee or June Christie was her stongest influence
2 - Compare with Peggy Lee, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell

This CD is arranged by Vince Mendoza. Melody (a great name, real or stage) is a writer / composer also.


Posted on May 1, 2009 6:50:41 PM PDT
Keely Smith doing "It's Magic"
Laura Fygi doing "Girl Talk"
Patti Austin doing "Through The Test Of Time"
Nnenna Freelon doing "I'll Be Around/I Love You"
Randy Crawford doing "Imagine"
ah, the list goes on and on....

Posted on May 3, 2009 11:13:55 AM PDT
ND.NY says:
of the newer singers
Roberta Gambarini - what a magnificent voice. Carla Cook - direct, soulful, swinging. Dena Derose - solid, modern, can sing, also swings. She's a solid piano planist too.

Posted on May 3, 2009 11:53:16 AM PDT
Robert says:
where to start?/ altho not considered a jazz vocalist even tho she sang on Broadway in Sophisticated Ladies, recorded with Joe Sample, Chuck Mangione, McCoy
Tyner ,Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Lateef to name a few the late Phyllis Hyman. and then Kim Nalley, Denise King, Carmen Lundy etc etc etc

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2009 7:02:57 AM PDT
Charlie -
Rebecca did a great CD with Gary Burton back in '94 called "It's Another Day" on GRP.

In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2009 6:49:58 AM PDT
I've have all of Peyroux's recordings and the ones I like the most are her covers of Billie Holliday songs. Her most recent recording bored me. It lacked excitement and sounded monotone and nasal. I saw her perform in April in Austin and I was very disappointed. I'm no longer a fan.
My favorites are Joni Mitchell, Diana Krall, Jane Monhiet, and Ann Hampton Callaway. I saw Jane Monheit in Austin last year and she was very enjoyable. Callaway's latest recording sounds great.

In reply to an earlier post on May 10, 2009 10:07:53 AM PDT
Robert says:
J.B. a stage name Philadelphia area girl. momma is Greek

Posted on May 18, 2009 3:51:13 PM PDT
Bryce Jerlow says:
So many to choose from, but from a reasonably contemporary basis I name KARRIN ALLYSON. Very versatile and smooth - a jazz singer for sure.

From the old school I name JUNE CHRISTY. No explanation necessary.


Posted on May 20, 2009 12:02:15 PM PDT
Bryce Jerlow says:
Lucky me! Will see KARRIN ALLYSON at least one of the four nights here in LA at Catalinas before the end of the month.


Posted on May 22, 2009 7:56:38 AM PDT
Nneena Freelon is wonderful! I really love her voice; every time I hear her sing, I hear echos of Ella. I also am really enjoying what I hear
from Renee Olstead; can you believe this girl is only 17? Can you imaging what she will sound like at 27?

In reply to an earlier post on May 22, 2009 8:36:43 AM PDT
Renee has shown some nice improvement on her recent album Skylark. Hopefully she continues to choose her songs wisely over the next few years and doesn't turn into a bland Jane Monheit type. Karrin Allyson and Tierney Sutton on the other hand have choosen to record songs that continue to push their careers in a forward direction over a 10 year plus span.
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