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Carol Sloane on Singers and Songs: A Blindfold Test

Read "Carol Sloane on Singers and Songs: A Blindfold Test" reviewed by Mathew Bahl

Tell Carol Sloane you like one of her records and you will probably get the same reaction every time. She will smile graciously, thank you sincerely and then proceed politely to explain how she could have done the song better. Given her own exacting standards, not to mention her experience as a disc jockey and as a reviewer for Downbeat, it seemed natural to put Carol in the hot seat for a blindfold test. I Could Have Told ...


Carol Sloane: Setting New Standards

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In her concert appearances, Carol Sloane often sings a lovely ballad called “An Older Man is Like an Elegant Wine." Listening to Ms. Sloane extol the virtues of age and experience in a voice as soft and warm as angora wool, it is hard not to conclude that the sentiments of the lyric have an even more specific application to the art of jazz. The truth is that no matter how hot a young musician might be at a given ...

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Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases By Ally Fiola, Emily Braden, Danielle Wertz, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jackie Ryan & More

Read "Celebrate Women's History Month With New Releases By Ally Fiola, Emily Braden, Danielle Wertz, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jackie Ryan & More" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

This broadcast celebrates the beginning of Women's History Month with new releases from Bill Mays, Ally Fiola, Emily Braden, Danielle Wertz, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, Jackie Ryan and Markus Rutz, plus birthday shoutouts to Carol Sloane, Miriam Makeba, Sara Serpa, Tomoko Ohno, Roseanna Vitro and Kirk Nurock, among others. Thanks for listening and please support the artists you hear by seeing them live and online. Purchase their music so they can continue to distract, comfort, provoke and inspire.Playlist ...

Album Review

Carol Sloane: Carol Sloane Live At Birdland

Read "Carol Sloane Live At Birdland" reviewed by Richard J Salvucci

Was there ever a more storied exponent of the Great American Songbook than Carol Sloane? She started singing professionally at the age of fourteen, made her first recording in 1959, was the “gal singer" for Arthur Godfrey for a spell, and went on to record virtually any tune you can think of (and, more than likely, a few you cannot). Her voice, shimmering and luminous, worked especially well on ballads, but her up-tempo material was equally compelling. She sang with ...

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Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane

Read "Something Cool - Celebrating Carol Sloane" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin

Women's History Month continues with new releases from saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, vocalist Jay Clayton, pianist Nuphar Fey and guitarist Pat Metheny, with birthday shout outs to vocalist Carol Sloane in the first hour (pictured), along with Nicki Parrott, Rachelle Garniez, Billy Childs, Carole Bayer Sager, Tomoko Ohno, Anat Fort and Eric Comstock, among others. Playlist Leslie Pintchik “Tumbleweed" from Same Day Delivery (Pintch Hard Records) 00:00 Carol Sloane “Can't We Be Friends?" from Something Cool (Candid Records) 06:56 ...

Album Review

Carole Sloane: Dearest Duke

Read "Dearest Duke" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

One of the most fascinating things about Carol Sloane's Dearest Duke is that you can hear every discrete note of every performance on the disc, so spare is the accompaniment and so prominent are the vocals in the mix. Another interesting thing about Sloane's debut effort for Arbors: each number is a ballad. So again, you can hear everything. When Duke Ellington is the composer, Ken Peplowski the horn player, Brad Hatfield the pianist and Sloane the singer, such unabashed ...

Album Review

Carol Sloane: Something Cool

Read "Something Cool" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

Carol Sloane has spent more than fifty years as a jazz singer, and she sings with as much sensitivity and feeling as anyone in the business. This album was recorded in 1978 and released the following year; she had made two prior Columbia records in the early ‘60s, and in 1977, two additional albums were released in Japan. Ms. Sloane’s acclaim as a mature artist makes this re- release required listening, while the quality of her sidemen virtually ensures that ...


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