The Sunday Jazz Brunch Presents

Female Vocalists, New Releases

Air Date: 7/03/2022

I've said it before: it seems that certain sub genres of jazz come in waves. Like female vocalists. This week we'll sample a few of the best tracks from the recent bounty.

Be sure to tune in to the 9am ET hour to hear all of the vocalists pictured above, during three very appealing sets.

You may have read my recent blog in which I talk about vocalist Jo Harrop. It's fun to play songs from her new release The Heart Wants. She has an earthy, rich tone, and has been compared to Dianne Reeves and Sarah Vaughn. 

Marilyn Scott's new CD is par for the course, which means it is very good. We have a bunch of her CDs here at WICN, and there are excellent songs on each of them. The new one has her signature sound: very smooth, a bit 'wet' (reverb), very modern - an expansive sound. I am partial to her mellow tunes, of which there are several on the new release The Landscape.

Sally Terrell's new CD is called Feel Alive. This release has a nice mix of standards and originals. During the hour we'll hear the standard Some Other Time.

I've been playing the new CD from vocalist Yvonne Flores, called Sheer Bliss. Here is another modern jazz singer, with songs that have elements of pop, R&B, blues, and Latin, all blended nicely with a solid jazz foundation. What a pleasure to play her songs for you.

We just got in the new release from vocalist Beverly Church Hogan, called Sweet Invitation. I am still working my way through this one, and we'll hear Dontcha Go Away Mad, a lively swing number.

Next up, we have the release from Rochester New York's own Nancy Kelly, Jazz Woman: The Reel To Real Sessons. I am disappointed that this release has only two tracks, because both are very good and I want to hear more! Ms. Kelly, if you are reading this, I would like to request that you please send the rest of the CD so I can play some more of your fine tunes.😎

Finally, we have a new release from the San Gabriel Seven, which features Danish vocalist Sinne Eeg (seeneh ee). She is good - very sturdy pipes, with perfect pitch. I will feature her music during an upcoming interview on the Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Discovering these great artists is what makes putting together these shows for you so worthwhile. I hope you find some new artists here, as I did, and that you enjoy the great songs as much as I do. 

Thanks for tuning and, and here's to a great summer.



HOUR ONE: Contemplative Morning

Nancy Kelly\Jazz Woman_ The Reel To Real Sessons 2022\Move Over
Andrea Brachfeld\Insight-Evolution 2022\Qingauiit
Marco Pignitaro\Awakening 2022\05 Farfallina
Alberto Pibiri Trio\My Heart Is With You 2022
Sally Terrell\Feel Alive 2022\Some Other Time
Michael Benedict-Jazz Vibes 2022-06 Lovely Would Be Nice
Lynne Arriale Trio-Chimes of Freedom-03 The Dreamers-2020
Kenny Burrell-Blue Muse-07 Blue Muse 2003
Marilyn Scott Standard Blue 05 Day Dream
Holly Hofmann-Low Life- The Alto Flute Project-09 Farmer's Trust 2014
Rosana Eckert-Sailing Home-11 Meant for Me 2019

HOUR TWO: New For You

Michael Ornestein\Aperture 2022\Reminder
Sally Terrell\Feel Alive 2022\Almost Like Being in Love
Joe Magnarelli-Old New Borrowed Blue 2022-07 The Gypsy
Beverly Church Hogan-Sweet Invitation 2022-01 Doncha Go Away Mad
Marilyn Scott\The Landscape 2022\The Sun
Jo Harrop\The Heart Wants 2022\If I Knew
Nancy Kelly\Jazz Woman_ The Reel To Real Sessons 2022\Jazz Woman
Yvonne Flores\Sheer Bliss 2022\Take it Away
New Standard Quintet-Another Time, Another Place 2022-05 In Just Spring
San Gabriel Seven feat Sinne Eeg-Under The Stars 2022-03 The Barista
Nicole Henry\TIME TO LOVE AGAIN. 2021\Overjoyed

HOUR THREE: Brazil/World

Nate N\Jazz Samba Pra Sempre 2022\005 Nate Najar - Samba de Uma Nota (One Note Samba)
Antonio Adolfo-Samba Jazz Alley 2019-01 Ceu E Mar
Oscar Castro-Neves-Brazilian Scandals 1988-04 Sugarloaf Skyride
Vinicius Cantuaria-07 Retrato em branco e preto (2015)
Hendrik Meurkens\And The WDR Big Band 2022
Andrea Brachfeld-Brazilian Whispers-06 Samba Medley- Piano na Mangueira,Olele Olala,O Nosso Amor 2020
Paul Winter & Oscar Castro-Neves-Brazilian Days 1998-06 Tambem Quem Mandou
Putumayo Presents-Acoustic Brasil-02 Paulinho da Viola - A Voz do Povo 2005
Tania Maria-Tempo-03 A Chuva Caiu 2011 feat Eddie Gomez
Sergio Pereira\Finesse 2022\07 Desfilandoa Vitoria
Phill Fest\Seresta 2022\Amy

HOUR FOUR: Groove, Baby

Albare\Freedom 2022\Sketches 1
Chris Standring\Simple Things 2022\Don't Get Me Started
Marion Meadows-Twice As Nice 2021-10 The Thrill of Rain
Charles Langford-Powerless 2021-05 Feel The Light
Najee\Savoir Faire 2022\Isla Hermosa
Brian Simpson\All That Matters 2021\So Many Ways
David Finck\Future Day\New Valley
Euge Groove-Born 2 Groove-04 Slow Jam (2007)
Basia\The Sweetest Illusion 1994\Simple Pleasures
Richard Elliot\Authentic Life 2021\Walk With Me
Vinnie Riccitelli Octet  - 17 Little Boy Blew
Urbanity Albare & Turcio-Urban Soul-04 You're in My Dreams 2017


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