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by Mary Foster Conklin
This broadcast gets into the swing of the season, which includes holiday releases by Duchess and Laura Dickinson plus a new recording by pianist Kelly Green, with birthday shout outs to Gloria Lynne, Etta Jones, Arthur Schwartz, Johnny Mandel, June Christy and Hoagy Carmichael, among others. Playlist Geri Allen In Appreciation" from Geri Allen & Timeline Live (Motema) 00:00 Gloria Lynne All Day Long" from Miss Gloria Lynne (Essential Media Group) 06:46 Phyllis Blanford Blue Woman" from Edgewalker ...read more
by Ron Meyers
I've had this on LP ever since 1962 when it first came out. Unfortunately my copy is now full of clicks, pops and surface noise. Particuarly annoying on a vocal album. Imagine my surprise when I spotted this new release on CD. Aside from the fact that Christy is in fine voice, the big attraction for me is the arrangments and big band backing her. Arrangements are by Bill Holman, Shorty Rogers and Bob Cooper and the band, which fits ...read more