Learn How

We need your help in 2018

Support All About Jazz All About Jazz is looking for 1,000 backers to help fund our 2018 projects that directly support jazz. You can make this happen by purchasing ad space or by making a donation to our fund drive. In addition to completing every project (listed here), we'll also hide all Google ads and present exclusive content for a full year!

327

Judy Carmichael: Come and Get It

Ken Dryden By

Sign in to view read count
Judy Carmichael has been on the jazz scene for a long time. She has produced the radio series Jazz Inspired for a number of years and played piano for over a quarter-century with a number of CDs under her belt, most of them issued on her own label. Her specialties are stride and swing (one of her CDs was titled And Basie Called Her Stride), though this outing marks her debut as a vocalist.

With a strong band including saxophonists Mike Hashim and Nik Payton, cornetist Jon-Erik Kellso, guitarist Dave Blenkhorn and drummer Ed Ornowski, Carmichael's potent bass lines make an upright superfluous as she interprets a number of standards and jazz works from the Swing Era. Carmichael's infectious alto vocal is a highlight of the slinky opener, "All the Cats Join In" (with additional lyrics by Jessica Molaskey), though she cuts loose with a chorus of brisk stride before showcasing Payton on clarinet, followed by Hashim (on baritone sax) and Kellso trading licks. The solo interpretation of Duke Ellington's "Everything But You" blends her touching vocal with guest Tony Monte's swinging piano. Ellington's obscure "Wanderlust" features Hashim conjuring Johnny Hodges on soprano sax and Kellso saluting Cootie Williams with his muted horn.

Carmichael is very much in her element with a romp through Fats Waller's instrumental "Minor Drag" and the swinging treatment of the pianist's lesser-known "Come and Get It," the latter augmented by her sassy vocal. Trombonist Daniel Barnett is a guest soloist on "Love is Just Around the Corner," adding a friendly vocal as well. Carmichael's original "Boisdale Blues" is a playful, engaging stride vehicle performed as a duet with Blenkhorn.

Track Listing: All the Cats; Love Is Just Around the Corner; Memories of You; Gee Baby; Minor Drag; Come and Get It; Wanderlust; Boisdale Blues; Everything But You; Deed I Do; You're Drivin' Me Crazy; Christopher Columbus.

Personnel: Judy Carmichael: piano, vocals, arrangements; Tony Monte: piano; Mike Hashim: baritone sax, soprano sax, alto sax, arrangements; Jon-Erik Kellso: cornet; Ed Ornowski: drums; Nik Payton: clarinet, tenor sax; Dave Blenkhorn: guitar; Dan Barnett: trombone, vocals.

Title: Come and Get It | Year Released: 2010 | Record Label: C & D Productions


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Swinging In The Holidays CD/LP/Track Review Swinging In The Holidays
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 11, 2017
Read Cycles of Animation CD/LP/Track Review Cycles of Animation
by Troy Dostert
Published: December 11, 2017
Read Secret Passages CD/LP/Track Review Secret Passages
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: December 11, 2017
Read Live At The Magic Triangle CD/LP/Track Review Live At The Magic Triangle
by Glenn Astarita
Published: December 11, 2017
Read Music in the Room CD/LP/Track Review Music in the Room
by Glenn Astarita
Published: December 10, 2017
Read Of Light and Shadows CD/LP/Track Review Of Light and Shadows
by Phillip Woolever
Published: December 9, 2017
Read "Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert" CD/LP/Track Review Bill Evans – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: May 24, 2017
Read "Drama" CD/LP/Track Review Drama
by Geno Thackara
Published: August 4, 2017
Read "In All My Holy Mountain" CD/LP/Track Review In All My Holy Mountain
by Roger Farbey
Published: February 12, 2017
Read "Left Right Left" CD/LP/Track Review Left Right Left
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: May 21, 2017
Read "Liberation Narratives" CD/LP/Track Review Liberation Narratives
by Mark Corroto
Published: October 31, 2017
Read "Like, Strange" CD/LP/Track Review Like, Strange
by Troy Collins
Published: April 5, 2017

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!