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Labor Day at Coney Island

Read "Labor Day at Coney Island" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


The Labor Day weekend broadcast included new releases from vocalists Audrey Silver, Deb Bowman, Barb Jungr, Tracey Coryell, a single from pianist Lauren Lee, plus a collaboration of Jenny Scheinman and Allison Miller, with birthday shout outs to Dinah Washington, Alice Coltrane, Teri Thornton, Valerie Simpson and Charlie Parker, among others and a nod to the passing of trumpeter Clora Bryant. Playlist Adrienne Fenemor “ Mo' Puddin'" from Mo' Puddin' (Self released) 00:00 Audrey Silver “Can't We Be ...

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Album Review

Teri Thornton: I'll Be Easy To Find

Read "I'll Be Easy To Find" reviewed by John Sharpe


Vocalist and pianist Teri Thornton recorded a number of albums in the early 60s and then virtually disappeared from the scene. I'll Be Easy To Find finds Ms. Thornton, now 64-years-old, in fine form, her voice still strong. Thornton’s vocal interpretations display the kind of maturity and sincerity often born of hard times. The opening track, her signature Somewhere In The Night, evokes memories of Carmen and Sarah. Thornton swings gently through I Believe In You and then scats Ella-like ...

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Album Review

Teri Thornton: I'll Be Easy to Find

Read "I'll Be Easy to Find" reviewed by David Adler


Singer Teri Thornton gained fairly wide recognition in the early 1960s but then fell into prolonged obscurity. Recently “rediscovered" by manager/producer Suzi Reynolds, the talented Thornton, now 65 years old and battling cancer, placed in the 1998 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, played the Village Vanguard, and got signed to Verve. I’ll Be Easy to Find is her emotionally charged comeback.Thornton’s wide, swooping vibrato suggests Sarah Vaughan, but her somewhat dry timbre is closer to Carmen McRae. ...

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Album Review

Teri Thornton: Devil May Care

Read "Devil May Care" reviewed by AAJ Staff


“This girl has got to make it. If she doesn’t, something’s very wrong.” This was Freddie Green, speaking of Teri Thornton when this album was made. For the longest time, the prediction seemed amiss: dropped by Riverside after two albums, decades of obscurity, cancer – many things got in the way of the dream. But it never ended: in September of 1998, with Norman Simmons at the keys, Teri Thornton won the vocal competition of the Thelonious Monk Institute, at ...


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