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Fay Claassen: Luck Child (CD: Challenge)Fay Claassen: Luck Child (CD: Challenge)
'Luck Child' by Dutch jazz singer Fay Claassen, is an ode to youth and beauty, with a mix of old and new songs. Mostly those she has been singing for many years but never recorded before. Famous and beloved songs by the likes of Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach and Ennio Morricone are presented alongside new compositions by Paul Heller.

Claassen has recorded her own albums together with many international jazz stars, such as Mike Stern, Kenny Werner and Toots Thielemans. She was invited as a soloist for recordings by the WDR Big Band, Bob Brookmeyers New Art Orchestra, the Millennium Jazz Orchestra and the Danish Radio Big Band.

She has also worked with well-known conductors and arrangers such as Jim Mc Neely, Vince Mendoza and Michael Abene. Fay was awarded with The Golden Record for her double album 'Two Portraits of Chet Baker'. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £14.99 


Chiara Pancaldi: I Walk A Little Faster (CD: Challenge)
This record is the result of musical encounter between Chiara Pancaldi, a young Italian jazz singer and the great American piano player Cyrus Chestnut. The record presents a list of standards and some more obscure songs, with original arrangements by Pancaldi, except "Wild is the Wind" by Jeremy Pelt (artistic producer of the record) and "A flower is a Lovesome Thing", arranged by Cyrus Chestnut. The result is a brilliant, swinging and warm record, with one of the greatest rhythmic sections on the jazz scene, Chestnut is joined by John Webber on bass and Joe Farnsworth on drums. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £13.99 

Chiara Pancaldi: I Walk A Little Faster (CD: Challenge)


Youn Sun Nah: Lento (CD: ACT)Youn Sun Nah: Lento (CD: ACT)
 


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Sarah Ellen Hughes: Darning The Dream (CD: Borough)
Vocal-led Jazz quartet featuring special guests Dave O'Higgins and Ian Shaw. 


Price:  £12.99 

Sarah Ellen Hughes: Darning The Dream (CD: Borough)


Sophie Milman: Take Love Easy (CD: Linus)Sophie Milman: Take Love Easy (CD: Linus)
'Take Love Easy' is a breathtaking portrait of an artist coming of age while breaking new musical boundaries.'Take Love Easy' features 13 sizzling interpretations of old favourites and new classics by songwriters from Duke Ellington and Cole Porter to Bruce Springsteen, Joni Mitchell and Paul Simon, all executed in Sophie’s coolly inimitable style. (Proper Music) 


Price:  £12.99 


Gretchen Parlato: In A Dream (CD: Obliqsound)
The new highly anticipated album from New York’s jazz wonder Gretchen Parlato, a real rising star who is being championed by Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Gilles Peterson. 


Price:  £12.99 

Gretchen Parlato: In A Dream (CD: Obliqsound)


Gretchen Parlato: Live In NYC (CD & DVD: Obliqsound)Gretchen Parlato: Live In NYC (CD & DVD: Obliqsound)
Recorded live at Rockwood Music Hall in December 2012, Gretchen Parlato ‘Live in NYC’ features repertoire from the Jazz chanteuse’s critically acclaimed albums, ‘The Lost and Found’ and ‘In a Dream’. The release also contains a bonus disc of video footage from the performance. (ProperNote) 


Price:  £12.99 


Cécile McLorin Salvant: Woman Child (CD: Mack Avenue)
Vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant blends the sounds and styles of modern jazz with a complete command of the classic blues and early American vocal tradition. She draws on little-known songs spanning centuries of American music that aren't recognized as standards, but "should be, because they are so beautifully crafted."

On the album, Cecile's repertoire ranges from the 19th century ballad "John Henry," refreshed in a spirited up-to-date arrangement, to her own 21st century waltz "Le Front Caché Sur Tes Genoux". She is joined by a world-class band that shares her concern for creating jazz of today by drawing on vibrant traditions of the past including pianist Aaron Diehl, bassist Rodney Whitaker, guitarist James Chirillo and master drummer Herlin Riley. (Proper Music) 


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Cécile McLorin Salvant: Woman Child (CD: Mack Avenue)


Cécile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love (CD: Mack Avenue)Cécile McLorin Salvant: For One To Love (CD: Mack Avenue)
Cécile McLorin Salvant's debut album, 'WomanChild', went on to earn a bevy of honours, including a Grammy nomination, and Cécile found herself at the top of multiple year-end critics' lists. Now she releases her follow-up album, 'For One to Love', a more intimate and confessional project that reveals new dimensions of this young vocalist's artistry.

Cécile is increasingly making her strongest musical statements via her own compositions, which stand out as the centerpiece on this project. Five of the tracks on 'For One to Love' are her songs, and here she reminds us of those other great jazz singers, from Billie Holiday to Abbey Lincoln, who found that the most powerful expressions of moods and feelings often came via their own compositions.

This may be the defining jazz statement on romance in the new millennium, a heartfelt album that both embodies the full range of the American popular song idiom, but distills it into a distinctly personal expression of a modern-day poet-troubadour. (Proper Music) 


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Sarah Mitchell: You Give Me Something (CD: Candid)
Sarah Mitchell is a star in the making. Signed to the label that bought you Sarah’s idols Jamie Cullum and Clare Teal Sarah has her sights set on greatness. This album is a collection of standards and originals that showcase Sarah as a musician with true heart. Each song is delivered with conviction and sensitivity – reflecting the sincerity which Sarah has managed to keep hold of through years doing musical theatre and working as a musician. (Candid Records) 


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Sarah Mitchell: You Give Me Something (CD: Candid)


Christine Tobin: Secret Life Of A Girl (CD: Babel)Christine Tobin: Secret Life Of A Girl (CD: Babel)
 


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Christine Tobin & Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled (CD: Trail Belle)
Unadorned and unaffected, ‘Tapestry Unravelled’ finds Christine Tobin exploring the songs that comprise Carole King’s landmark album, with accompaniment from wonderful pianist Liam Noble. A deeply personal album, ‘Tapestry

Unravelled’ is a powerful, fragile, eloquent work. (Proper Note) 


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Christine Tobin & Liam Noble: Tapestry Unravelled (CD: Trail Belle)


Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep (CD: Trail Belle)Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep (CD: Trail Belle)
 


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Luciana Souza: The New Bossa Nova (CD: Verve)
 


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Luciana Souza: The New Bossa Nova (CD: Verve)


Queen Latifah: Trav'lin' Light (CD: Verve) Queen Latifah: Trav'lin' Light (CD: Verve)
 


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Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones: You Are There (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Roberta Gambarini & Hank Jones: You Are There (CD: EmArcy)


Roberta Gambarini: Easy To Love (CD: Kindred Rhythm- US Import)Roberta Gambarini: Easy To Love (CD: Kindred Rhythm- US Import)
 


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Kurt Elling: Nightmoves (CD: Concord)
 


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Kurt Elling: Nightmoves (CD: Concord)


Kurt Elling: Dedicated To You- Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman (CD: Concord)Kurt Elling: Dedicated To You- Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman (CD: Concord)
Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman is a stunning spectrum of music, both vocal and instrumental. The album opens with an introductory interpretation of the American Songbook classic, "All or Nothing At All," in which the interconnectedness between Elling's vocal and Watt's tenor saxophone calls up immediate references to the Coltrane/Hartman source. The transformative interpretations of songs such as "Autumn Serenade," "Nancy With the Laughing Face" and "You Are Too Beautiful" are definitive examples of how to remain true to the inner essence of a song. (Concord Music Group) 


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Kurt Elling: Passion World (CD: Concord)
Passion World, the fifth Concord album (and eleventh overall) from vocalist Kurt Elling, lives up to its title on both counts. It is indeed his most "worldly” album to date, as Elling casts his net far and wide, from Brazil to Ireland, Germany to France, Scotland to Cuba to Iceland. And it is indeed all about "passions” – the forces that shake our souls. As one of the busiest touring jazz artists, Elling has encountered these passions around the world; he has observed how the same depth of feeling is shaped in different ways by each unique culture through which it is filtered. The result is an album vibrant with diversity and variety, and at the same time a singular celebration of what makes us all human. In terms of its conceptual scope and its breadth of influences, Passion World is the most ambitious project yet from the preeminent male vocalist in jazz. (Concord Music Group) 


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Kurt Elling: Passion World (CD: Concord)


Anita Wardell: Noted (CD: Specific Jazz)Anita Wardell: Noted (CD: Specific Jazz)
 


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Anita Wardell: Kinda Blue (CD: Specific)
After the amazing response that followed Noted, Wardell’s 2006 debut Specific Jazz release of vocalese arrangements of classic jazz standards – the Observer Review stated that, “The audacity and sheer cleverness of the best vocalese performances generate a special kind of euphoria and this is where Wardell succeeds brilliantly” – the English born, Australian raised vocalist decided that she could take a different approach to the material for her next record. Instead of focusing on a particular style of singing, she instead turns to the word Blues and its many connotations for the theme of her second album. The pieces here showcase Anita’s exceptional ability to make a song her own while respectfully retaining the inherent spirit of the originals. “For Loose Bloose I was able to take Jim Hall’s guitar solo and put lyrics to it as I’d done on Noted. Being able to connect to the music in this way, as it first appeared on record years ago, is such an important part of how I approach this material. I wanted the album to have a theme running through it and take my cue from the word Blues as an overall idea rather than as a strict musical form – these pieces aren’t exactly Blues. They’re just kinda blue.” (Proper Music) 


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Anita Wardell: Kinda Blue (CD: Specific)


Lizzy Parks: Watching Space (CD: The Birds)Lizzy Parks: Watching Space (CD: The Birds)
 


Price:  £11.99 


Liane Carroll: Standard Issue (CD: Splash Point)
 


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Liane Carroll: Standard Issue (CD: Splash Point)


Liane Carroll: Slow Down (CD: Splash Point)Liane Carroll: Slow Down (CD: Splash Point)
Liane Carroll's third CD for Splash Point Records is an album of exquisite ballads, returning to the "stripped down" format of solo piano and voice. It is an album of intimate and personal songs - all of which have great meaning to her. The performances are heartfelt and truthful; she is wearing her heart on her sleeve here. Already being hailed as her most perfect album yet, the performances defy anyone to listen without being overwhelmed by the beauty, honesty and emotion of the music. Recorded "live" in the studio, it is Liane at her most powerful, giving her own intense treatment to a range of composers' tunes. (Proper Music) 


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Liane Carroll & Brian Kellock (CD: Splash Point)
 


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Liane Carroll & Brian Kellock (CD: Splash Point)


Lianne Carroll: Seaside (CD: Linn)Lianne Carroll: Seaside (CD: Linn)
Liane Carroll's Seaside is a mix of original songs and covers broadly following a seashore theme, with sterling accompaniment comprising piano trio, guitar and brass.

Liane brings a refreshing approach to Billie Holiday's 'I Cover The Waterfront', Kurt Weill's 'My Ship' and Nina Simone's 'Wild is the Wind', plus 'Almost Like Being In Love' - famous as the closing track to the blockbuster hit Groundhog Day. The title song, 'Seaside', was specially written for Liane by Joe Stilgoe which sees the singer return Liane's favour of guesting on his cover of Brian Wilson's 'I Just Wasn't Made For These Times' from his latest album 'New Songs For Old Souls'. (Linn Records) 


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Liane Carroll: The Right To Love (CD: Quiet Money)
 


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Liane Carroll: The Right To Love (CD: Quiet Money)


Daisy Chute: Simply Jazz (CD: Twisted Lips)Daisy Chute: Simply Jazz (CD: Twisted Lips)
 


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Mishka Adams: God Bless The Child (CD: Candid)
From the same man that discovered Jamie Cullum, Clare Teal and Mina Agossi comes the latest and one of the most exciting discoveries in recent times. 20 year old Mishka Adams has a voice that exudes passion and a smoky charm that belies her tender age. Part English, part Fillipino, Mishka has been slowly building a huge reputation in her own country, turning heads where ever she performs. (Proper Music) 


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Mishka Adams: God Bless The Child (CD: Candid)


Mishka Adams: Space (CD: Candid)Mishka Adams: Space (CD: Candid)
Mishka Adam's second album on the Candid label is set to recapture the imagination of jazz audiences once again with her unique vocal and writing talent. With this release Mishka takes a giant step forward in both her vocal and songwriting performances and her tremendous growth as an artist brings us many inspirational original tracks. Candid C.E.O. Alan Bates wanted to give free rein to Mishka's burgeoning talents by putting her into a challenging situation in which she could freely express herself. To this end Bates introduced her to the all-round talents of John Hoare who was invited to collaborate with Mishka in the writing and arrangements and also act as producer of the album. The result is nine originals plus an interpretation of the French band AIR's piece "All I Need". (Proper Music) 


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Mishka Adams: Stranger On The Shore (CD: Candid)
Since graduating from London's prestigious Guildhall College of Music ,Mishka has honed not only her vocal skills, but as is clear from this new album she has also developed admirably her compositional and arranging skills. Here she puts her indelible stamp on a hand picked collection of songs internationally known and loved. Here "Star Eyes" gets a pulsating Bossa Nova treatment ,while the groovy Benny Golson classic "Whisper Not" and the poignant rendition of "Stranger in the Shore" emphasise the lyrics to great effect.

Other highlights showcase Mishka's passion for the Great French songbook as she sings "Sous le ciel de Paris" in it's native tongue and likewise Chico Barque's masterpiece "Beatriz" . Another landmark album from this Anglo-Filipina artist. (Proper Music) 


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Mishka Adams: Stranger On The Shore (CD: Candid)


Matthew Ford: The Mood I'm In (CD: Diving Duck)Matthew Ford: The Mood I'm In (CD: Diving Duck)
 


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Mari Wilson, Barb Jungr & Claire Martin: Girl Talk (CD: Linn)
 


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Mari Wilson, Barb Jungr & Claire Martin: Girl Talk (CD: Linn)


Patricia Barber: Live- A Fortnight In France (CD: Blue Note)Patricia Barber: Live- A Fortnight In France (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Patricia Barber: Mythologies (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Patricia Barber: Mythologies (CD: Blue Note)


Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix (CD: Blue Note)Patricia Barber: The Cole Porter Mix (CD: Blue Note)
The singular singer & pianist Patricia Barber last put her distinct stamp on a collection of standards with her acclaimed 2000 release Nightclub. Now — on the heels of Mythologies, her ambitious song cycle based on Greek mythology — Barber returns with The Cole Porter Mix, a stunning celebration of the great Cole Porter’s songbook. The album features Barber’s longtime quartet & special guest saxophonist Chris Potter on such Porter classics as "I Get a Kick out of You," "Just One of Those Things," "What Is This Thing Called Love," and "Miss Otis Regrets." (Blue Note Records) 


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Dianne Reeves: A Little Moonlight (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Dianne Reeves: A Little Moonlight (CD: Blue Note)


Melissa Stott: Why Now (CD: Feet First)Melissa Stott: Why Now (CD: Feet First)
 


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Melissa Stott: The Picture (CD: Feet First)
 


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Melissa Stott: The Picture (CD: Feet First)


Holly Cole: Dark Dear Heart (CD: Metro Blue)Holly Cole: Dark Dear Heart (CD: Metro Blue)
 


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Holly Cole: The Best Of (CD: Metro Blue)
 


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Holly Cole: The Best Of (CD: Metro Blue)


Julia Farino: Don't Talk To Me Of Love (CD: Self Produced)Julia Farino: Don't Talk To Me Of Love (CD: Self Produced)
 


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Jane Monheit: Taking A Chance On Love (CD: Columbia)
 


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Jane Monheit: Taking A Chance On Love (CD: Columbia)


Jane Monheit: Surrender (CD: Concord)Jane Monheit: Surrender (CD: Concord)
 


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Jane Monheit: The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (CD: Concord)
 


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Jane Monheit: The Lovers, The Dreamers And Me (CD: Concord)


Liza Lee: Scarlet Mark (CD: Jazz Doll- US Import)Liza Lee: Scarlet Mark (CD: Jazz Doll- US Import)
 


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Kelly Dickson: Vocal Point (CD: Lady Records)
Kelly Dickson achieves a warm, naturally rich tone which brings joy to swinging, upbeat numbers and beauty to heart-felt jazz ballads. In October 2003 Kelly travelled to New York to record her debut album Vocal Point. The album features some of New York's finest jazz musicians: Gene Perla - double bass, John Riley - drums, Tim Harrison - piano and George Garzone - tenor sax. Widely respected pianist Nikki Iles accompanied Kelly on two tracks later recorded in London. (The Woods)

"A highly individual, mature voice with very subtle power that creeps up on you" (Jamie Cullum) 


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Kelly Dickson: Vocal Point (CD: Lady Records)


Guelma Lea: Shadows In The Fire (CD: Euro Import)Guelma Lea: Shadows In The Fire (CD: Euro Import)
An intriguing and highly eclectic mix of swing, bossa nova, blues, jazz, pop and fusion from the German-based, English-born singer-songwriter. 


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Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love (CD: Rounder/ Universal)
 


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Madeleine Peyroux: Careless Love (CD: Rounder/ Universal)


Madeleine Peyroux: Half The Perfect World (CD: EmArcy/ Rounder)Madeleine Peyroux: Half The Perfect World (CD: EmArcy/ Rounder)
 


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Madeleine Peyroux: Bare Bones (CD: Rounder/ Universal)
 


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Madeleine Peyroux: Bare Bones (CD: Rounder/ Universal)


Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns (CD: Impulse)Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns (CD: Impulse)
Madeleine Peyroux continues her musical journey of exploring beyond the ordinary with Secular Hymns, a spirited and soulful masterwork of loping, skipping, sassy, feisty and sexy tunes delivered in a captivating mélange of funk, blues and jazz. With her trio that had been touring together for two years—electric guitarist Jon Herington and upright bassist Barak Mori—Peyroux set out to record in a live setting a collection of songs that have their own hymn-like stories of self-awareness and inner dialogue, a communal consciousness and a spiritual essence. (Universal Music Group)  


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Gwyneth Herbert: Bittersweet And Blue (CD: Universal)
 


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Gwyneth Herbert: Bittersweet And Blue (CD: Universal)


Gwyneth Herbert: Between Me And The Wardrobe (CD: Blue Note)Gwyneth Herbert: Between Me And The Wardrobe (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Gwyneth Herbert: All The Ghosts (CD: Naim Edge)
Gwyneth Herbert's latest collection, 'All The Ghosts', continues further along her own idiosyncratic path. It carries ten terrific songs, which speak to you directly, without forethought for genre or category. In their melodic immediacy and observational characterization, you might hear the Lennon-McCartney of 'Sgt Pepper', or the Ray Davies of 'Lola', rather than any jazz stereotype.

The songs are populated by a living, breathing cast of beaten-down dreamers, jaded city-dwellers, and women in a quandary. There is a beautiful prostitute with a split lip, pining to be free to return to mother Russia. There is also a wicked, myth-enshrouded temptress, luring in young men with drink and drugs. And there is a Mini, the same age as the singer, as human and 'real' in its wheezing everyday tasks as any of the other folk. These, simply, are songs about people, about life, as the singer has precociously learnt to understand them at her tender age. (Naim Label) 


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Gwyneth Herbert: All The Ghosts (CD: Naim Edge)


Karrin Allyson: Wild For You (CD: Concord- US Import)Karrin Allyson: Wild For You (CD: Concord- US Import)
he acclaimed jazz vocalist Karrin Allyson presents an entire album of the songs she “grew up with.” These are the songs that inspired her to sing in the first place—the now-classic pop gems by such singer-songwriters as Elton John, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, Cat Stevens, James Taylor and others. Artfully restyled by her unmistakable alto voice, Karrin’s favourite songs are utterly transformed by her jazz sensibilities and supreme artistry. (New Note) 


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Karrin Allyson: Imagina- Songs Of Brasil (CD: Concord)
 


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Karrin Allyson: Imagina- Songs Of Brasil (CD: Concord)


Karrin Allyson: Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein- Many A New Day (CD: Motema) Karrin Allyson: Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein- Many A New Day (CD: Motema)
Motéma-debut by the four time Grammy-nominated vocalist Karrin Allyson. Only the second time that pianist Kenny Barron and bassist John Patitucci have worked together. Produced in association with Grammy® Award-winner Michael Leonhart, known for his work with Steely Dan, Bobby McFerrin and Bruno Mars.

What makes a song so irresistible, that it becomes a standard? With her album 'Many a New Day' four-time Grammy nominee Karrin Allyson delivers fourteen exciting answers to this question. Congenially supported by Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass, the "singer with a feline touch and impeccable intonation" (New York Times) interprets her favourites from the songbook of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

The album includes odes to positivity like "Happy Talk", "Oh, What A Beautiful Morning" or the title track, but also short stories with often deeply poetic sentiments such as "I Have Dreamed", "Something Wonderful" and a superbly medley like "When I Think Of Tom/Hello Young Lovers". (Proper Music) 


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Barb Jungr: Every Grain Of Sand (SACD: Linn)
Re-mastered for Super Audio CD. 


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Barb Jungr: Every Grain Of Sand (SACD: Linn)


Barb Jungr: Waterloo Sunset (CD: Linn)Barb Jungr: Waterloo Sunset (CD: Linn)
 


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Barb Jungr: The Men I Love (CD: Naim)
Barb Jungr is more than just a great singer. She's one of the world's premiere song stylists, drawing critical acclaim both sides of the Atlantic and famed for her inspired recasting of material associated with the likes of Bob Dylan, Jacques Brel, Nina Simone and Elvis Presley. Her latest album, The Men I Love, her first for Naim documents Jungr's love of American popular song and its songwriters. And as has come to be expected with Jungr, the material displays her impressive ability to re-imagine well-known popular songs, revealing deep meanings and latent emotional content that comes to light when she dislodges the songs from their original contexts.

The result is arguably Jungr's most complete artistic statement to date, a profound but always enjoyable examination of the ‘heart' of some of popular music's greatest song and a spellbinding collection from one of our greatest and most original voices. (Naim Label)  


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Barb Jungr: The Men I Love (CD: Naim)


Barb Jungr: Man In The Long Black Coat (CD: Linn)Barb Jungr: Man In The Long Black Coat (CD: Linn)
Barb Jungr, widely regarded as 'the foremost interpreter of Bob Dylan's back catalogue' (The Independent), celebrates the 70th birthday of the iconic songwriter with the launch of 'Man In The Long Black Coat'. Barb's new recording, which features several brand new tracks (Sara, Man in the Long Black Coat, It Ain't Me Babe and With God On Our Side), marks a culmination of a decade-long love affair with Bob Dylan; as Barb states 'Once I had started singing Dylan's songs I couldn't stop'.

Barb's unique interpretations of some of Dylan's most popular songs draw on the huge range of influences she has absorbed during her varied and extensive career, from cabaret to European jazz. 'Man In The Long Black Coat' offers a fascinating insight into one artist's obsession and exploration of another's works. Her imaginative re-workings, which give a female's perspective on a traditionally male body of work, not only reveal her passion for Dylan's songs but also her great skill as an interpreter and singer. (Linn Records) 


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Barb Jungr: Stockport To Memphis (CD: Naim)
Stockport To Memphis is the superb new album from Barb Jungr, one of the world’s foremost interpreters of song. Variously described by critics as magnificent, mesmerising and magical, Barb Jungr has built a formidable reputation as an international live performer and recording artiste. She has perfected the art of interpretation to such a level that listeners are often astonished to discover that well-known songs that they thought they knew have been wonderfully transformed and very often elevated when Barb weaves her magic spell. Her repertoire includes songs by Jacques Brel, Nina Simone, Jimmy Webb, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen amongst many others and she has attracted particular acclaim for her work on the songs of Bob Dylan, which produced two critically-acclaimed albums and a series of sell-out, award-winning transatlantic shows. For four consecutive years (2008 through to 2011) Barb has ranked at the top of Time Out, New York’s best cabaret awards for her shows and in 2008 she also received the Nightlife Award for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist.

Stockport To Memphis marks a significant new direction for Barb as she has included five of her own songs in the collection, which also features her new arrangements of songs by Sam Cooke, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Rod Argent, Mike Scott, Hank Williams, Tom Waits and, of course, Bob Dylan. Barb Jungr has never been to Memphis. But as a teenage girl in 1960s Stockport, she nurtured a longing for what it represented; the sweet soul music she danced to in clubs at night, and its sense of a bigger, more beautiful world than the northern industrial town she couldn’t wait to leave (as embodied by the title-track and stunning album opener). The album charts a metaphorical journey, not just Barb’s own route through life and self-discovery but that of others, including her own parents’ escape to the UK from war-torn Europe and her father-in-law, the painter Frank Bowling, who came to the UK from Guyana as a young man. (Naim Label) 


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Barb Jungr: Stockport To Memphis (CD: Naim)


Jacqui Dankworth: As The Sun Shines Down On Me (CD: Candid)Jacqui Dankworth: As The Sun Shines Down On Me (CD: Candid)
 


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Jacqui Dankworth: Detour Ahead (CD: Candid)
 


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Jacqui Dankworth: Detour Ahead (CD: Candid)


Jacqui Dankworth: It Happens Quietly (CD: Specific Jazz)Jacqui Dankworth: It Happens Quietly (CD: Specific Jazz)
On her new album Jacqui presents a selection of lush, atmospheric orchestral arrangements in collaboration with (and lovingly dedicated to) her father, the late Sir John Dankworth. In addition to standards such as A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and Blame It On My Youth, the album contains some wonderful original material in the form of the hauntingly beautiful title track (music by John Dankworth, lyrics by Buddy Kaye), and The Man, a father and daughter co-write. (Proper Music) 


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Ian Shaw: A World Still Turning (CD: 441 Records)
 


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Ian Shaw: A World Still Turning (CD: 441 Records)


Ian Shaw: Drawn To All Things (SACD: Linn)Ian Shaw: Drawn To All Things (SACD: Linn)
Ian Shaw's debut album on Linn Records is a stunning collection of re-workings of classic and lesser-known Joni Mitchell songs. The album includes "Talk to Me", "Love Or Money" and "Stay In Touch" which have never been recorded by anyone other than Joni Mitchell. The album also features special guest performances from Claire Martin and Guy Barker. (Linn Records) 


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Ian Shaw: Lifejacket (SACD: Linn)
Self-penned original songs from the 2007 BBC Vocalist of the Year. 


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Ian Shaw: Lifejacket (SACD: Linn)


Ian Shaw: Somewhere Towards Love (CD: Splash Point)Ian Shaw: Somewhere Towards Love (CD: Splash Point)
 


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Ian Shaw: The Theory Of Joy (CD: Jazz Village)
 


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Ian Shaw: The Theory Of Joy (CD: Jazz Village)


Sue Richardson: Out Of A Song (CD: Splash Point)Sue Richardson: Out Of A Song (CD: Splash Point)
 


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Sue Richardson: Too Cool (CD: Splash Point)
 


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Sue Richardson: Too Cool (CD: Splash Point)


Jamie Cullum: Pointless Nostalgic (CD: Candid)Jamie Cullum: Pointless Nostalgic (CD: Candid)
 


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Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething (CD: Universal)
 


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Jamie Cullum: Twentysomething (CD: Universal)


Jamie Cullum: Catching Tales (CD: Universal)Jamie Cullum: Catching Tales (CD: Universal)
 


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Jamie Cullum: The Pursuit (CD: Decca)
 


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Jamie Cullum: The Pursuit (CD: Decca)


Fred Wisdom: Words Of Wisdom (CD: BGM)Fred Wisdom: Words Of Wisdom (CD: BGM)
 


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Barbara Jay, Lee Gibson & Tina May: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Revisited (CD: Spotlite)
 


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Barbara Jay, Lee Gibson & Tina May: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Revisited (CD: Spotlite)


Trudy Kerr: Trudy (CD: Jazzizit)Trudy Kerr: Trudy (CD: Jazzizit)
This very fine Australian singer came to the UK some years ago and worked for Acker Bilk. It s good to see a favour returned as Acker joins Trudy on this CD. Arrangements and keyboards by Nick Weldon and Phil Peskett and this super CD features fine bass playing by Andy Hamill with Mark Fletcher on drums and Mornington Lockett on tenor sax. Trudy is well established at Ronnie Scott s and Pizza on the Park and completed a world tour in 1999. (Jazzizit Records) 


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Trudy Kerr: Daydream (CD: Jazzizit)
 


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Trudy Kerr: Daydream (CD: Jazzizit)


Trudy Kerr: Cloudburst (CD: Jazzizit)Trudy Kerr: Cloudburst (CD: Jazzizit)
 


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Trudy Kerr: Deja Vu- Songs From My Past (CD: Jazzizit)
 


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Trudy Kerr: Deja Vu- Songs From My Past (CD: Jazzizit)


Jeanie Bryson: I Love Being Here With You (CD: Telarc Jazz)Jeanie Bryson: I Love Being Here With You (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Jeanie Bryson provides a sparkling set of tunes that reveals an elegant and distinctive affinity for a variety of forms including jazz, Latin, Brazilian, pop and more. Jeanie has chosen eleven songs that reflect her wide-ranging tastes -- from standards by Irving Berlin and Harold Arlen to the contemporary artistry of Ivan Lins to sophisticated modern jazz by Kenny Barron. Jeanie is at home in every setting. Jeanie Bryson has an unmistakable vocal quality that is at once smooth, seductive and hypnotic. (Telarc Jazz) 


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Sarah Moule: It's A Nice Thought (CD: Linn)
 


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Sarah Moule: It's A Nice Thought (CD: Linn)


Sarah Moule: Something's Gotta Give (SACD: Linn)Sarah Moule: Something's Gotta Give (SACD: Linn)
 


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Sarah Moule: A Lazy Kind Of Love (CD: Red Ram)
Vocalist Sarah Moule is one of the UK's finest interpreters of modern song, and her new album is packed with surprising, intriguing and delightful songs delivered with insight, character and a seductive lightness of touch. The songs come from Beat Generation Survivor Fran Landesman and Simon Wallace, the controversial journalist Julie Burchill, writer and broadcaster Clive James and his longtime song-writing partner Pete Atkin, and composer/producer Joe Henry, plus a couple of standards. Featured musicians include Simon Wallace (piano), Alan Barnes (saxes) amd Mike Outram (guitar). (New Note) 


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Sarah Moule: A Lazy Kind Of Love (CD: Red Ram)


Sarah Moule: Songs From The Floating World (CD: Red Ram)Sarah Moule: Songs From The Floating World (CD: Red Ram)
On 'Songs From The Floating World', acclaimed jazz singer Sarah Moule has recorded seven new songs by composer and pianist Simon Wallace and lyricist Fran Landesman, alongside a new lyric by Julie Burchill, two blues numbers and imaginative reworkings of classic songs.

Fran Landesman, who died in 2011, was a friend and peer of Jack Kerouac, Lenny Bruce and Ken Kesey. She was one of the finest lyricists of the last fifty years and her work with Wallace has been admired by critics and appreciated by the many singers who have recorded their songs. Sarah has championed their work since her 2002 Linn Records debut, 'It's A Nice Thought', when journalists were quick to celebrate the artistic symbiosis of Sarah's voice with Simon and Fran's songs. 'Songs from the Floating World' reminds us that Sarah is a brilliant interpreter of both melody and lyrics. (Proper Note) 


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Dee Dee Bridgewater: J'ai Deux Amours (CD: DDB/ Universal)
 


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Dee Dee Bridgewater: J'ai Deux Amours (CD: DDB/ Universal)


Dee Dee Bridgewater: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959)- To Billie With Love (CD: EmArcy)Dee Dee Bridgewater: Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959)- To Billie With Love (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Tierney Sutton: Unsung Heroes (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Vocalist Tierney Sutton has something significant to say and the technique with which to say it. On Unsung Heroes, she takes popular jazz standards that are commonly known as instrumentals and performs them with vocals. Her Telarc debut presents an intelligent grouping of bold interpretations, impeccably sung—Sutton reinvents a song and looks at it in a new way. (Telarc Jazz) 


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Tierney Sutton: Unsung Heroes (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Tierney Sutton: I'm With The Band (CD: Telarc Jazz)Tierney Sutton: I'm With The Band (CD: Telarc Jazz)
 


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Tierney Sutton Band: On The Other Side (CD: Telarc Jazz)
Reissue of a 2006 recording by the critically acclaimed vocalist Tierney Sutton and her band. The album sees them deconstructing many well known ‘happy’ songs and turning them into more introspective, melancholic, ironic and adult compositions. (Proper Note) 


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Tierney Sutton Band: On The Other Side (CD: Telarc Jazz)


Norah Jones: Feels Like Home (CD: Parlophone)Norah Jones: Feels Like Home (CD: Parlophone)
 


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Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (CD: Parlophone)
 


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Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (CD: Parlophone)


Norah Jones: Not Too Late (CD: Blue Note/Parlophone)Norah Jones: Not Too Late (CD: Blue Note/Parlophone)
 


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Norah Jones: The Fall (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Norah Jones: The Fall (CD: Blue Note)


Lizz Wright: Salt (CD: Verve)Lizz Wright: Salt (CD: Verve)
 


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Lizz Wright: Dreaming Wide Awake (CD: Verve Forecast)
 


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Lizz Wright: Dreaming Wide Awake (CD: Verve Forecast)


Lizz Wright: The Orchard (CD: Verve Forecast)Lizz Wright: The Orchard (CD: Verve Forecast)
Lizz Wright's first two Verve releases, Salt and Dreaming Wide Awake, established her as one of the jazz world's most celebrated rising stars, both an accomplished songwriter and a versatile, deeply expressive singer. On her third album The Orchard, the Georgia-bred, New York-based artist takes a substantial leap forward, transcending genre distinctions to deliver a vibrant, intensely creative milestone.

The largely self-penned The Orchard finds Wright mining her own experience to create an unmistakably personal musical statement. The warmth and resonance of Wright's gospel-trained contralto is matched by the intimacy and authority of such original compositions as "Coming Home," "My Heart," "Another Angel" and "When I Fall." Wright's interpretive skills are equally impressive on revelatory readings of the Ike and Tina Turner classic "I Idolize You," Sweet Honey in the Rock's "Hey Mann," the Led Zeppelin ballad "Thank You" and Patsy Cline’s haunting "Strange." (Verve Music Group) 


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Lizz Wright: Grace (CD: Concord)
 


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Lizz Wright: Grace (CD: Concord)


Peter Cincotti (CD: Concord- US Import)Peter Cincotti (CD: Concord- US Import)
 


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Peter Cincotti: On The Moon (CD: Concord)
 


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Peter Cincotti: On The Moon (CD: Concord)


Dawn Aitken: Be Cool (CD: Self-Produced- Canada Import)Dawn Aitken: Be Cool (CD: Self-Produced- Canada Import)
 


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Lee Gibson: Linger Awhile (CD: Spotlite)
Eagerly awaited new album from the UK's premier vocalist, Lee Gibson. Another finely balanced set featuring some well known standards and some new songs, all delivered in Lee's inimitable style. (Spotlite Jazz) 


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Lee Gibson: Linger Awhile (CD: Spotlite)


Yvonne Sanchez: Invitation (CD: Cube Metier)Yvonne Sanchez: Invitation (CD: Cube Metier)
 


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