Знаменити джаз вокалистки (Famous Jazz Singers / Знаменитые джазовые певицы)
Альбом: 1 пласт.
Тип записи: стерео
Оборотов в мин.: 33
Состояние (диск/конверт): очень хорошее / отличное
1. Dinah Washington WILLOW, WEEP FOR ME
2. Ella Fitzgerald APRIL IN PARIS (V. Duke)
3. Nancy Wilson THE BOY FROM IPANEMA (Jobim)
4. Carmen McRae EXACTLY LIKE YOU
1. Billie Holiday JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS (C. Porter)
2. Sarah Vaughan YOU GO TO MY HEAD (Coots)
3. Nancy Wilson PEOPLE (J. Styne)
4. Carmen McRae YOU ARE THE SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE (st. Wonder)
The fascination of singing and the abilities of the human voice have affected man since time immemorial. Though vocal music has generally preceded instrumental music historically, it is the instrumentalists rather than the vocalists that seem to have been preferred at the opening of the jazz era. Yet, we have to keep in mind that some of the chief factors having determined the generation of jazz-music are of vocal nature. The early vocal forms blues, hollers, gospel and spiritual are still of basic importance to the development of jazz-music. So, vocal jazz is of an old tradition and deep roots.
As early as the twenties of this century the world of jazz-music was having its great singers, who, with the exception of Louis Armstrong only, were predominantly female. The art of the blues singers Bessie Smith, Mamie Smith, Ma Reigny and Ethel Waters formed the base upon which their successors' technique was later developed.
This gramophone record affords you an opportunity to trace back, though not exhaustingly, the development of the female vocal jazz from Billie Holiday to Nancy Wilson. Notwithstanding their seemingly different means of expression, there is a common feature shared by all these six singers. What unites them is the fact that, in spite of their different individualities and vocal abilities, they all have turned to the Negro folklore and the best traditions of jazz-music, and that is, I think, a good proof of their class.