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Carole Sloane: Dearest Duke

Read "Dearest Duke" reviewed by Suzanne Lorge

One of the most fascinating things about Carol Sloane's Dearest Duke is that you can hear every discrete note of every performance on the disc, so spare is the accompaniment and so prominent are the vocals in the mix. Another interesting thing about Sloane's debut effort for Arbors: each number is a ballad. So again, you can hear everything. When Duke Ellington is the composer, Ken Peplowski the horn player, Brad Hatfield the pianist and Sloane the singer, such unabashed ...

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Carol Sloane: Something Cool

Read "Something Cool" reviewed by J. Robert Bragonier

Carol Sloane has spent more than fifty years as a jazz singer, and she sings with as much sensitivity and feeling as anyone in the business. This album was recorded in 1978 and released the following year; she had made two prior Columbia records in the early ‘60s, and in 1977, two additional albums were released in Japan. Ms. Sloane’s acclaim as a mature artist makes this re- release required listening, while the quality of her sidemen virtually ensures that ...

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Carol Sloane: Romantic Ellington

Read "Romantic Ellington" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Ellington at the Millennium. A flood of Ellingtonia has been released in this year of the maestro’s centenary. This is the first completely vocal collection I have come upon (Tony Bennett’s Sings Ellington Hot and Cool not withstanding). Carol Sloane of Hendricks, Lambert, and Sloane fame releases her first recording for the DRG label after several productive years on Concord Jazz. Romantic Ellington is a well-chosen collection of Ellington/Strayhorn ballads that more often than not arrives on the road less ...

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Carol Sloane & Clark Terry: The Songs Ella & Louis Sang

Read "The Songs Ella & Louis Sang" reviewed by Jim Santella

In the liner notes George T. Simon tells about the first time he saw Clark Terry perform; it was in a small St. Louis club in 1946, and Simon's original report introduced the trumpeter to Metronome Magazine readers for the very first time. That's a lot of years, and Terry has remained a favorite among jazz enthusiasts, not only for his unique trumpet and flugelhorn sound but for his vocal specialties as well. Carol Sloane's warm, round, and clear sound ...

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Carol Sloane and Clark Terry: The Songs Ella and Louis Sang

Read "The Songs Ella and Louis Sang" reviewed by Robert Spencer

Carol Sloane and Clark Terry! Can they still cut it? Oh yes. In the liner notes for The Songs Ella & Louis Sang, George Simon says, “After listening to these, Carol's latest recorded sounds, I realize once more how musically and sensitively and clearly she sings -- even better than before-if that's possible! Clark Terry is one of the most talented, admired and respected of all musicians. He spent three years with Count Basie, eight with Duke Ellington, and many ...


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