Albums Featuring Instrument or Role - Vocals
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Live at St. Nick'sSalim Washington (Tenor Saxophone), Donald Smith (Piano), Melani Dyer (Viola), Ku-Umba Frank Lacy (Trombone), Aaron James (Bass), Mark Johnson (Drums), Donna Cumberbatch (Vocals)Salim Washington, though well respected in the artist community, has recorded sporadically over the past 20 years. This powerful recording of his septet captures them at New York City's St. Nick's Club where Salim has been playing a regular Friday night gig since 2005. It's a favorite place for him and you can feel the connection—not just between the musicians but also with the audience. Very live, very hot intensive program, and a special and unexpected vocal by Donna Cumberbatch on the last performance on this special night. The Rain In SpainSophie Duner (Vocals), Rory Stuart (Guitar, Voice), Matt Penman (Bass), Kahlil Kwame Bell (Bongos, Chimes,Udu)This may be Sophie Dunér's debut but have no doubt: she is a mature, seasoned and original voice. In addition, she has written over half of the tunes for this stunning release, originals as notable as the standards she chose to accompany them. This is a memorable vocalist, composer/lyricist, and presentation. A lyric printout is included. Recorded September 8 & 9, 2005 Lost in the StarsMarc Pompe (Vocals), Curt Warren (Guitar), Nick Tountas (Bass), Rusty Jones (Drums)Marc Pompe is a Jazz singer. At 68 years this is only his third release and it's on CIMP, so you know he must be the real thing. Backed by a trio equal to his hipness, he makes memorable Pompe interpretations of 14 Jazz standards and 1 original. Hip, tender, and poignant: another original voice. Recorded August 30 & 31, 2004.
StandardDevorah Day (Vocals), Dominic Duval (Bass)Here is a starkly original Jazz singer, a true Jazz singer who will grab you with her originality and hold you with her unpredictability. With just Dominic Duval's bass accompaniment, there's nowhere to hide over the program of 9 standards and 2 originals. And with talent like this, there is no need to hide. Recorded Oct. 20 & 21, 2003. ObbligatoMary LaRose (Vocals), Jeff Lederer (Reeds), Steve Swell (Trombone), Dominic Duval (Bass)Integrating material from a broad idiomatic range including Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, Randy Newman, Jimi Hendrix, Ornette Coleman, Claude Thornhill, Albert Ayler and others, vocalist extraordinaire Mary LaRose leads a strong improvising quartet. Out of the tradition but clearly of today and tomorrow, this is music as challenging as it is sensual. Standards&InsightsT.J. Graham (Vocals), Rory Stuart (Guitar)Here’s something for the lovers of standards and vocals: T.J. Graham, backed only by the sensitive artistry of guitarist Rory Stuart. It takes guts to record a vocal record with our audiophile demands: there’s no place to hide, no “fix” in the mix. Recorded July 23 and 24, 2001. Rosella: A Good Place to StartRosella Washington (Vocals), Tyrone Brown (Bass), Bill Meek (Percussion)17 cuts put it all together and you have A Good Place To Start. Rosella Washington is blessed with a rich and emotive voice and she has the ability to make a song her own. Tyrone Brown is a lyrical, soulful bassist. Together they celebrate the music of Gershwin, Jobim, Strayhorn, Shorter, Rollins, Kern, and others. With Bill Meek adds percussion on 2 tunes. Recorded May 9 & 10, 2000.