All About Jazz

Home » Member Page

Adrian du Plessis

"Why music?" "Why breathing?"

About Me

A little respect for some classic jazz

Allison Crowe's blend of blues, rock, gospel, pop and jazz makes her a nightmare for music-store clerks paid to sort CDs. But her debut, Secrets, earned the singer-songwriter from Nanaimo, B.C., much acclaim. Crowe told Maclean's about her favourite jazz albums.

1. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You, by Aretha Franklin. “I'm particularly fond of the title track. And the album has Respect! You can't go wrong.”

2. Chet Baker Sings: It Could Happen to You, by Chet Baker. ”I discovered Chet when I was very young, taking bass lessons. He has such a unique voice and a tragic story. Great music if you're sad.”

3. The Jazz Vocal Collection by various artists. “My favourite tracks are Love Me or Leave Me by Nina Simone. I love the classically infused jazz piano solo. And In Love in Vain by Gabrielle Goodman -- just stand-up bass and a voice. Very sparse, very cool.”

John Intini, Maclean's (Canada)

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded albums and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, limited reopenings and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary step that will help musicians and venues now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the sticky footer ad). Thank you!

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.