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Radio & Podcasts

Never Forget to Say Thank You

Read "Never Forget to Say Thank You" reviewed by Mary Foster Conklin


This week we feature Grammy nominees and finalists from the Hot House/Jazzmobile NYC Readers Jazz Awards, a new release from Alice Ricciardi and Pietro Lussu, plus birthday shout outs to June Christy, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mandel, Etta Jones, pianist Geoffrey Keezer and Michelle Ann May of Musique Noire, among others. Playlist Musique Noire “Pretty Ugly" from Reflections We Breathe (Self released) 00:00 Catherine Russell “Early In the Morning" from Alone Together (Dot Time) 06:28 Carmen Lundy “Ola De ...

Album Review

Etta Jones: A Soulful Sunday - Live At The Left bank

Read "A Soulful Sunday - Live At The Left bank" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Pochi si ricordano di Etta Jones e qualcuno la confonderà con {Etta James}}. A dispetto delle alte doti tecniche e interpretative, la cantante non ha avuto i riconoscimenti che meritava. Cresciuta ad Harlem, debuttò negli anni '40 nelle serate per debuttanti dell'Apollo Theater, si fece le ossa con Pete Johnson, Barney Bigard ed Earl Hines, ottenne un improvviso successo nel 1960 con il brano “Don't Go To Strangers" e toccò la piena maturità alla fine dei settanta incidendo per la ...

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Album Review

Etta Jones: Don't Go to Strangers

Read "Don't Go to Strangers" reviewed by Jim Santella


"Don't Go to Strangers was Etta Jones' trademark song. She could make any jazz standard come alive, though, and she did on this 1960 Prestige album with a line-up of jazz all-stars. Together, band and vocalist tell the stories with a genuine spirit. The sound is superb. Jones and the band are in sync, and the mood fits pure jazz like a glove.

Some readers are apt to confuse Etta Jones with Etta James. We remember Jones because ...

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Extended Analysis

Etta Jones: Don't Go To Strangers

Read "Etta Jones: Don't Go To Strangers" reviewed by Samuel Chell


Etta Jones Don't Go To Strangers [Remastered RVG Edition] Prestige 2006

Mention Etta Jones to casual followers of the jazz vocal scene, and brace yourself for a quizzical expression in return. Or if the name produces a spark of recognition, wait long enough for the frequent retraction ("Oh, I thought you meant Etta James") before comparing notes. For an artist whose career spanned nearly sixty years and yielded no small number of memorable recordings, ...

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Profile

Remembering Etta Jones

Read "Remembering Etta Jones" reviewed by Mathew Bahl


There always seemed to be something indestructible about Etta Jones. You could hear it best on up-tempo tunes when she would swing with a joyful abandon and an almost godlike authority. But even when she sang the most tragic and heart wrenching of ballads--and she sang more than her share of tragic, heart wrenching ballads--Jones conveyed a resilient inner core. You knew that when the crying and heartache were over, she would pick up the pieces and move on. She ...

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Album Review

Etta Jones: Hollar

Read "Hollar" reviewed by David Rickert


Etta Jones is one of many singers who find it hard to escape the large shadow cast by songbirds like Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, but still manage to create music filled with verve, grace, and sophistication. Hollar is an odd title for a record as subdued and mannered as this one is; Jones is much more silky and seductive than she is bellowing and boisterous. Essentially, this record is made up of three separate sessions, where Jones is mostly ...

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Album Review

Cedar Walton: Three Sundays In The Seventies

Read "Three Sundays In The Seventies" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Label M launched its new enterprise with a stunning live and previously unreleased concert by Stan Getz at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore. With more than 200 tapes recorded by Baltimore's Left Bank Jazz Society legally in its possession, the label continues to remaster and enhance the tapes from a home recorder that captured the spirit of the concerts. In some respects, the Society recorded during what has become a golden age for some of the greatest musicians in jazz.


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