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Chris Connor: Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years

Read "Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

There's no doubt that labels have a purpose in terms of organizing things, but they also tend to get in the way when looking at such less objective items as art and music. For example, if you were to ask the average jazz buff to name singers that fit the category of “cool vocalists" names to ...

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Chris Connor: Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years

Read "Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years" reviewed by AAJ Staff

If one were to name the greatest female jazz vocalist of all time, that honor would undoubtedly go to Billie Holiday. It was Lady Day who virtually single handedly created the art of genuine jazz singing, as distinct from “pop" vocalization, which became the purview of so many singers who may have had the ability to ...

Chris Connor: Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years

Read "Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years" reviewed by John Sharpe

Vocalist Chris Connor first achieved national prominence during a ten-month stint with band leader Stan Kenton in 1952. Between 1956 and 1963, Connor recorded 12 fabulous albums for Atlantic Records and this 40-track, 2-CD set, provides a comprehensive overview of her output with the label. The repertoire features some of the best tunes from the classic ...

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Chris Connor: Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years

Read "Warm Cool: The Atlantic Years" reviewed by Jim Santella

Shortly before signing with Atlantic, singer Chris Connor released an album on the Charly label titled Cool Chris. Her style of singing conjures up the title of that 1954 album in the same manner as a genre of jazz referred to as “the cool school." It’s the same use of the adjective we apply when dealing ...