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Howard Riley: “When I started out playing jazz back in the late 50s, early 60s, if you wanted a gig you had to learn some standards.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)
Eric Harland: “I love swing and I’m always going to swing but I also know that you can take a hip-hop groove and improvise with that just like you would with a swing pattern.” – (Jazz Journal April 2017)
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015
CD Review: Mette Juul - There is a Song
(Review by Lance).
A New York based, Danish, singer/songwriter, Juul is one of those artists who creep up on you and grow upon you and, as you absorb the melodies and the intriguing lyrics, suddenly you're in love with a voice.
Billie's on the air tonight
A song in the mood of love
She is sending melodies of life
From the town she used to live.
Song For Dannie
You've changed the air I breathe.
Tonight could be
One of those night's we never will forget
And tomorrow might be in a one thousand years.
There are echoes of songs in the air
Flying on the wings of Lilli Marleen (sic).
Just some of the lyrical gemstones delivered by Juul in a voice that projects gentle, laid back emotion.
Nothing twee or cute but words dealt straight from the heart as Shirley Horn used to do and with a voice that makes you want to book the next flight to Copenhagen which I don't advise as the lady is now a New Yorker!
Fellow Dane, Hess, is on piano and history may be re-written and say a dog was named after him.
Akinmusire provides the excitement that adds to the emotive content. A disc to relax to but not to sleep to - the words are so compelling.
From Universal Music Denmark.
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Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
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Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)