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CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Louise Rogers: Come Ready and See Me

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With a flood of new CDs by female jazz vocalists released in 2007, it is a challenge for them to get a fair hearing. Louise Rogers, a veteran jazz educator who has performed in a variety of settings and worked extensively with children, is a breath of fresh air. She has quite a résumé, including studies with tenorist Jerry Bergonzi and New York Voices singer Kim Nazarian. Blessed with an unpretentious, very expressive voice and crystal clear intonation, along with ...

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Jazz for the Preschool Set: Bop Boo Day & Jazzy Fairy Tales

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Louise Rogers Bop Boo Day RILO Records 2006 Louise Rogers & Rick Strong Jazzy Fairy Tales RILO Records 2007

Welcome to Ms. Rogers neighborhood and the freshest approach to jazz education for very young children yet. Accompanied by bassist Rick Strong and a vocal quartet of eight-year olds, Louise Rogers skats her way ...

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Louise Rogers/Rick Strong: Bassically Speaking

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Louise Rogers, a singer with great chops and a warm, witty approach to song, owes a debt, whether consciously or not, to the legendary Sheila Jordan. The latter's approach to improvising (note, among other signs, Rogers' scatting on the title track), as well as the voice/bass format, is evident. But Rogers uses these as a jumping-off point to create her own concept. In Rogers' and Rick Strong's hands the voice/bass format works; they combine seamlessly. It was not ...

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Louise Rogers & Rick Strong: Bass-ically Speaking

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Louise Rogers, a singer with great chops and a warm, witty approach to song, owes a debt, whether consciously or not, to the legendary Sheila Jordan. The latter's approach to improvising (note, among other signs, Rogers' scatting on the title track), as well as the voice-bass format, is evident. But Rogers uses these as a jumping-off point to create her own concept. In Rogers' and Rick Strong's hands the voice/bass format works; they combine seamlessly.

It was not the best ...