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Seven Women 2018 – Part II

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Hey, this is starting to become a habit.

Nina Simone
Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles
Bethlehem Records
2018

Mood Indigo: The Complete Bethlehem Singles is a tidy summation of the first recordings made by vocalist/pianist Nina Simone. According to the liner notes, these selections, the singles releases ...

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Kathy Kosins: to the Ladies of Cool - A Love Letter to Connor, O´Day, Christy, London

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I tempi in cui le cantanti jazz finivano sulle prime pagine delle rivista patinate sono ormai finiti da un pezzo. Per fortuna restano le incisioni e la musica di personaggi dalle notevoli capacità vocali che hanno lasciato una traccia nella musica del Novecento. A quattro di queste, Anita O´Day, June Christy, Chris Connor e Julie London la ...

Kathy Kosins: To the Ladies of Cool

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Okay... first there came Kate McGarry's superb Girl Talk (Palmetto, 2012). Then Sara Gazarek followed her 2012 release with Triosence, Where Time Stands Still (Charleston Square) with Blossom &Bee (Palmetto, 2012). Now, vocalist Kathy Kosins follows up her excellent Mood Swings (Chiaroscuro, 2002) and inventive Vintage (Self Produced, 2005) with To the Ladies of Cool, a ...

Kathy Kosins: To the Ladies of Cool

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Singers June Christy, Chris Connor, Anita O'Day and Julie London were prominent in the 1940s and '50s. Christy, O'Day and Connor all spent time with Stan Kenton's band, while the sultry London became a pinup as well as a big record seller. Popular with both jazz and pop fans, these singers could regularly be heard on ...

Erin Dickins: Nice Girls

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Erin Dickins is notable for being one of the founders of jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. Since that time, the singer has been quite the journey- woman performer, occasionally taking time off from the music industry. She concludes one such sabbatical (10 years) with the release of Nice Girls, a patiently assembled collection of show ...

Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

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Original Vocal Jazz-- The New Standards...

 

Kathy Kosins has a smart mouth. It is manifested in the jazz vocal jewels she composes and sings. The Detroit native sang back up vocals for Was (Not Was), as well as Nelson Riddle's Orchestra before releasing her maiden voyage All In A Dream's Work in 1995. She followed ...

Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

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Her self-produced album showcases the Detroit native's songwriting: 7 of the 11 songs are hers. They're refreshing songs. “No Ordinary Joe" is based on the chord changes to “Pennies From Heaven." Kathy Kosins has studied the jazz repertoire, and consumed several years in creating this album. Her thin, light vocal quality, however, deters her from convincing. ...

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Kathy Kosins: Mood Swings

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For her second album Detroiter Kathy Kosins has put together a set of songs, mostly originals, which are consistent with the album's title Mood Swings. It alternates between up tempo swingers and ballads designed to set the stage for romance, with a couple of in between blues inflected tunes to add some balance. On one of ...