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Monica Zetterlund  / Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra: It Only Happens Every Time (CD: Inner City)Monica Zetterlund / Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra: It Only Happens Every Time (CD: Inner City)
Monica Zetterlund was a Swedish actress who loved jazz and sang in a pure and quietly expressive voice. Born in 1937, she started out as a jazz singer before she started an acting career that made her a household name in Sweden, appearing in films and on television. Zetterlund never gave up singing jazz and in 1964 she recorded with the Bill Evans Trio. Another highpoint of her jazz career was recording 'It Only Happens Every Time' with the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra in 1977. A jazz institution for over a decade at that time, the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra is in fine form on this set, with the key solos being by cornetist Jones and baritone player Pepper Adams. Otherwise, Zetterlund is the main star, sounding at her best on Blossom Dearie’s “Long Daddy Green,” an emotional “He Was Too Good To Me” and Jerome Richardson's swinging “The Groove Merchant.” (Discovery Records) 


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Sarah McKenzie: Paris In The Rain (CD: Impulse)
 


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Sarah McKenzie: Paris In The Rain (CD: Impulse)


Joe Stilgoe: New Songs For Old Souls (CD: Linn)Joe Stilgoe: New Songs For Old Souls (CD: Linn)
Firmly established as a performer and songwriter of considerable skill, Joe Stilgoe's first studio album on Linn is a masterclass in giving nostalgia a contemporary twist. 'New Songs For Old Souls' is Joe's first studio album for Linn Records, following his signing to the label in 2014. The album comprises twelve songs with ten terrific originals by Joe, including three thrilling big band numbers: 'Nobody Cares Like Me', 'Pocket Song' and a new version of 'Gold On Silver', previously heard on Songs On Film Live.

Joe's seamless ability to mix contemporary style with a fond nostalgia for the Golden Era of Gene Kelly and Louis Prima means his ‘old soul' finds a perfect match in these ‘new songs'. Joe's trademark catchy hooks and clever lyrics (full of intricate rhymes and clever twists reminiscent of Irving Berlin and Cole Porter) create an instant familiarity. Joe also duets with Liane Carroll on a wistful cover of Brian Wilson's ‘I Just Wasn't Made For These Times', one of the album's two non-original songs. (Linn Records) 


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Freda Payne: Come Back To Me Love (CD: Artistry Music)
'Come Back to Me Love', showcases Freda Payne's powerful voice backed by a sophisticated big band. She performs a mixture of standards and originals with arrangements by her frequent collaborator, Grammy-winner Bill Cunliffe.

Freda Payne burst onto the collective pop consciousness in 1970 with the hit single, "Band of Gold" and then with the anthemic message single, "Bring the Boys Home." While she is well known for those iconic songs, she is also a jazz singer of renown. She sang and toured with the Quincy Jones Big Band and remembers once being summoned to meet Miles Davis at Harlem's famed Apollo Theatre. Her debut LP 'After The Lights Go Down Low' was released on legendary jazz label Impulse! in 1964. In more recent years she performed as Ella Fitzgerald in the theatrical biopic Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song.

The big band on 'Come Back to Me Love' includes Bill Cunliffe on piano and synth, Pete Christlieb and Bob Sheppard on saxophone and Joe LaBarbera on drums. (Proper Note) 


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Freda Payne: Come Back To Me Love (CD: Artistry Music)


Hilary Kole: You Are There (CD: Justin Time)Hilary Kole: You Are There (CD: Justin Time)
Vocalist Hilary Kole performing duets with some of the world's greatest pianists, including Hank Jones, Kenny Barron, Michel Legrand and Dave Brubeck. 


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Gill Manly: With A Song In My Heart (SACD: Linn)
"With a Song in My Heart" reflects a period of maturation and reflection. It is a gentle and uncluttered smooth set of songs enhanced by the virtuoso playing of Guy Barker on trumpet. (Linn Records) 


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Gill Manly: With A Song In My Heart (SACD: Linn)


Robin McKelle: Introducing (CD: Candid)Robin McKelle: Introducing (CD: Candid)
Robin McKelle’s debut album, is already a best seller in the USA and Europe and reached Billboard’s top 10. Produced by Willie Murillo (Brian Setzer Orchestra producer, Aimee Mann, LeAnn Rimes), ‘Introducing’ announces the arrival of a song interpreter without equal and features Robin McKelle with a 19 piece All Star Big Band. It’s a remarkable voice; a soul-infused alto tinged with haunting echoes of the postwar jazz greats. (Candid Records) 


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Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart: Love Is Here To Stay (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Bill Charlap & Sandy Stewart: Love Is Here To Stay (CD: Blue Note)


Linda Ronstadt: Hummin' To Myself (CD: Verve)Linda Ronstadt: Hummin' To Myself (CD: Verve)
Hummin’ to Myself is a welcome return for fans of Ronstadt’s trio of groundbreaking recordings with Nelson Riddle in the 1980s, which made her the first pop/rock star to have multi-platinum success presenting classic American standards. Elegant arrangements by pianist/composer Alan Broadbent on Hummin’ to Myself highlight Ronstadt’s superb vocal performances, supported by some of the best players in jazz today. (Verve Music Group) 


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Carol Sloane: Out Of The Blue + Live At 30th Street (CD: Fresh Sound)
As a young singer, Carol Sloane didn’t expect to be one of the biggest hits at the 1961 Newport festival. Introduced on an afternoon program of lesser lights, she so impressed the meager audience there that she was brought back for a full house on a night program. She repeated her success and Columbia Records signed her immediately.

Her main assets were her warmly appealing timbre, good range and secure time, all amply demonstrated in these two albums made in 1961-2. On “Out of the Blue”, a record with memorable contributions by soloists Bob Brookmeyer, Clark Terry, Nick Travis and Jim Hall, she is backed mostly by Bill Finegan’s arrangements. On “Live at 30th Street,” Carol sings great jazz in an intimate studio atmosphere, on which her natural talents and ebullient musical personality shine through to a set of stellar standards. (Fresh Sound Records) 


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Carol Sloane: Out Of The Blue + Live At 30th Street (CD: Fresh Sound)


Carol Sloane: Sophisticated Lady (CD: Audiophile)Carol Sloane: Sophisticated Lady (CD: Audiophile)
Recorded in Tokyo in 1977, this was the fine vocalist Carol Sloane’s first studio session for several years. Backed by Roland Hanna (piano), George Mraz (bass) and Richie Pratt(drums), she handles a set of Duke Ellington and Billie Strayhorn numbers with style, making well-known material sound surprisingly fresh. (Discovery Records) 


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Carol Sloane: Something Cool (CD: Choice/ Candid)
 


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Carol Sloane: Something Cool (CD: Choice/ Candid)


Carol Sloane: Sweet & Slow (CD: Concord- US Import)Carol Sloane: Sweet & Slow (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Carol Sloane: Love You Madly (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


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Carol Sloane: Love You Madly (CD: Contemporary- US Import)


Carol Sloane: The Real Thing (CD: Contemporary- US Import)Carol Sloane: The Real Thing (CD: Contemporary- US Import)
 


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Carol Sloane: I Never Went Away (CD: HighNote)
 


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Carol Sloane: I Never Went Away (CD: HighNote)


Carol Sloane: Whisper Sweet (CD: HighNote) Carol Sloane: Whisper Sweet (CD: HighNote)
Carol Sloane has made dozens of albums, starting in 1961. Her work is admired by some of the greatest artists in jazz, and by discerning audiences here and in Japan. It always was. She made Whisper Sweet in April 2003, immediately after a six-night engagement at New York's Village Vanguard. In this instance Carol's focus was on the sort of tried-and-true standards on which she can work her own unique style of vocal magic. What resulted is an album of mellow midnight jazz: songs as familiar as old friends, performed by five musicians and a singer who know how expressive quiet can be. (HighNote Records) 


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Ernestine Anderson: Never Make Your Move Too Soon (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Ernestine Anderson: Never Make Your Move Too Soon (CD: Concord- US Import)


Ernestine Anderson: When The Sun Goes Down (CD: Concord- US Import)Ernestine Anderson: When The Sun Goes Down (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton: Trouble In Mind (CD: Classic Pictures)
 


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Elkie Brooks & Humphrey Lyttelton: Trouble In Mind (CD: Classic Pictures)


Manhattan Transfer: Couldn't Be Hotter (CD: Telarc Jazz)Manhattan Transfer: Couldn't Be Hotter (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Cheryl Bentyne: Talk Of The Town (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Vocalist Cheryl Bentyne, a 25-year member of the legendary Manhattan Transfer, steps into the solo spotlight with the release of Talk of the Town, her debut on the Telarc label. Driven by Bentyne’s sexy, compelling vocal style and backed by some of the finest players on today’s jazz scene, Talk of the Town features a number of standards from the American songbook, plus a few lesser known - but no less engaging - ballads that Bentyne makes her own. (Telarc Jazz) 


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Cheryl Bentyne: Talk Of The Town (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Cheryl Bentyne: Let Me Off Uptown (CD: Telarc Jazz)Cheryl Bentyne: Let Me Off Uptown (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Cheryl Bentyne, veteran songbird of the world renowned Manhattan Transfer, steps into the solo spotlight once again, this time with a tribute to the legendary voice and music of Anita O’Day. Joined by an all-star group of musicians, including trumpeter Jack Sheldon, conductor Bill Holman, and saxophonists Lanny Morgan and Pete Christlieb, Cheryl Bentyne, one of the finest vocalists of her generation, respectfully tips her hat to another fine vocalist of an earlier generation. (New Note) 


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Cheryl Bentyne: The Book Of Love (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Cheryl Bentyne: The Book Of Love (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Rebecca Kilgore: Harlem Butterfly- A Remembrance Of Maxine Sullivan (CD: Audiophile)Rebecca Kilgore: Harlem Butterfly- A Remembrance Of Maxine Sullivan (CD: Audiophile)
With the Bobby Gordon Trio. 


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Janis Siegel: I Wish You Love (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Janis Siegel: I Wish You Love (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Janis Siegel: Friday Night Special (CD: Telarc Jazz)Janis Siegel: Friday Night Special (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Ever since vocalist Janis Siegel co-founded The Manhattan Transfer over three decades ago, listeners, fellow musicians and critics have marveled at her inventive phrasing and richly expressive voice. Siegel has gone on to win nine Grammys and earn tremendous respect in both jazz and pop circles.

Friday Night Special is an album that combines Siegel’s shimmering vocals with an unusual selection of songs and an outstanding organ/tenor band. Friday Night Special is her second solo project for Telarc and seventh solo outing overall. (Telarc Jazz) 


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Janis Siegel: Sketches Of Broadway (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Janis Siegel: Sketches Of Broadway (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things (CD: Telarc Jazz)Janis Siegel: A Thousand Beautiful Things (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Janis Siegel: Nightsongs (CD: Palmetto)
 


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Janis Siegel: Nightsongs (CD: Palmetto)


Freddy Cole: To The Ends Of The Earth (CD: Fantasy)Freddy Cole: To The Ends Of The Earth (CD: Fantasy)
 


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Freddy Cole: Merry-Go-Round (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Freddy Cole’s release Merry-Go-Round is a remarkable collection of eleven modern pop masterpieces. Supported by a solid cast of musicians, including pianist/arranger Cedar Walton and a stellar horn section, Cole proves himself to be a unique stylist of jazz and American popular song. (Telarc Jazz) 


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Freddy Cole: Merry-Go-Round (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Freddy Cole: I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (CD: Highnote)Freddy Cole: I'm Not My Brother, I'm Me (CD: Highnote)
 


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Barbara Carroll: Old Friends (CD: Audiophile- US Import)
 


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Barbara Carroll: Old Friends (CD: Audiophile- US Import)


Susannah McCorkle: From Broadway To Bebop (CD: Concord- US Import)Susannah McCorkle: From Broadway To Bebop (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Susannah McCorkle: Sabia (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Susannah McCorkle: Sabia (CD: Concord- US Import)


Susannah McCorkle: No More Blues (CD: Concord- US Import)Susannah McCorkle: No More Blues (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Susannah McCorkle: Easy To Love (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Susannah McCorkle: Easy To Love (CD: Concord- US Import)


Susannah McCorkle: Let's Face The Music (CD: Concord- US Import)Susannah McCorkle: Let's Face The Music (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Curtis Stigers: Baby Plays Around (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Curtis Stigers: Baby Plays Around (CD: Concord- US Import)


Curtis Stigers: Secret Heart (CD: Concord- US Import)Curtis Stigers: Secret Heart (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Curtis Stigers: I Think It's Going To Rain Today (CD: Concord)
Curtis Stigers, one of the top-of-the-class jazz vocalists of the day, performs a selection of contemporary classic jazz standards with his usual sophistication, hipness and depth of emotion. Curtis sings two of his own compositions plus songs by some of today’s best songwriters including Randy Newman, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Sting and Mose Allison. (New Note) 


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Curtis Stigers: I Think It's Going To Rain Today (CD: Concord)


Curtis Stigers: Real Emotional (CD: Concord)Curtis Stigers: Real Emotional (CD: Concord)
 


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Curtis Stigers: Lost In Dreams (CD: Concord)
 


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Curtis Stigers: Lost In Dreams (CD: Concord)

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