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Michael Lampert: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by Stephen Latessa

When you think of lead instruments in jazz, the electric mandolin probably doesn't spring to mind. However, if all its practitioners could match the dexterity and achieve the same feel as Michael Lampert, perhaps that would change. In Lampert's hands, the instrument sounds nothing like what fans of bluegrass would expect. Instead, it sounds closer to ...

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Charles Davis: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by Jim Santella

Baritone saxophonist Charles Davis started out with Sun Ra in the early 1950s. Along the way, he’s paid his dues in the big bands of Clark Terry, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Illinois Jacquet and Lionel Hampton. He first played “Blue Gardenia” with Dinah Washington in the late ‘50s. As a leader, he’s only issued a few recordings: ...

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Charles Davis: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Charles Davis is one of those musicians who has capably plied his craft for over 50 years, working alongside disparate characters like Sun Ra and Thad Jones while garnering little or no commercial recognition for his meager but excellent output as a leader. On Blue Gardenia everything about Charles Davis and his playing smacks of hard ...

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Etta James: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Etta James has been one of the foremost R & B and blues singer this country has produced. She has also demonstrated on many occasions that she can easily bring her hard charging style successfully to standards and traditional pop tunes, especially those to which she readily adapts her special singing style. Over the years, the ...

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Libby York: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by Jack Bowers

First, thanks to Southport Records for resisting the temptation to have vocalist Libby York strike a seductive pose à la Diana Krall to promote Libby’s debut album, Blue Gardenia. Not much is said about York except that she’s from Chicago, started singing rather late at age 35, and logged time in New York City and Key ...

Dave Braham: Blue Gardenia

Read "Blue Gardenia" reviewed by AAJ Staff

You hear it from the opening chord, when the sax and guitar come in – this is the real thing. It’s that rich greasy organ sound made big in the ‘Sixties, but good things never go out of style. David Braham, studio fixture (Lou Donaldson, Johnny Lytle), longtime sideman of Houston Person, steps forward with something ...