Livia Devereux's Night Winds Whisper (Self Produced, 2010) sported a very jazzy "Walking After Midnight" , proving that well-written music can survive in any genre climate. Patty Cronheim proves the same on Days Like These, a disc also populated with lesser-known standards and forays outside of the typical jazz realm.
Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" is given a smooth, hard bop treatment in place of its original funk-inspired strut. Cronheim's silky low alto divines the supernatural essence of the song. Greg Wall's tenor saxophone and Clifford Adams' trombone recall the plush sound of The Jazz Messengers circa 1961, employing trombonist Curtis Fuller and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Cronheim transcends mere blues to cast this popular song in a firm "Moondance" vibe; with its walking bass and intricate horn filigree, it's clear that Cronheim has been listening to a lot of Van Morrison.
Personnel: Patty Cronheim: vocals; Aaron Weiman: piano and Rhodes; Brian
Glassman: bass; Corey Rawls: drums; Greg Wall: tenor and soprano sax;
Clifford Adams: trombone.
Year Released: 2011
| Record Label: Say So Records
| Style: Vocal
I was first exposed to jazz in 1961 (at age 10) when I was in a shopping arcade in Southport, England with my parents. I fell in love with the music playing over the PA system; Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet
I was first exposed to jazz in 1961 (at age 10) when I was in a shopping arcade in Southport, England with my parents. I fell in love with the music playing over the PA system; Take Five by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. After going through Rock 'n Roll, the Beatles and Heavy Metal/Hard Rock phases over the next eight or so years, I finally bought my first jazz album; We're All Together Again for the First Time by Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond and Gerry Mulligan. I was hooked on jazz, and still am 40+ years later.
I moved from England to the USA in 2002, and founded the Brookfield Jazz Society in 2005.
I became editor of the quarterly IAJRC Journalin 2012. The magazine goes to the worldwide membership of the IAJRC (International Association of Jazz Record Collectors) and many major libraries and educational establishments around the world.
As well as being the editor of the IAJRC Journal, I write about jazz and review CDs, vinyl, DVDs and books on jazz.
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