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The role of the jazz vocalist remains the subject of a fervent debate ever since the first jazz performances. Does the singer merely provide a starting point for the instrumentalists to improvise or is a singer a full-fledged member of the creative team in the jazz idiom? Are words in the vocal performance the key focus or are they simply another musical pitch delivered through the human instrument? In this hour we will explore the creative flurry that is unleashed when a song is sung within the context of jazz expression.
|Chaka Khan||Take the A Train||Echoes of an Era|
& Ernie Andrews
|Big City||Live Session!|
|Jon Regen||I Will Wait for You||Stop Time|
|Norah Jones||Don't Know Why||Come Away with Me|
|José James||What a Little Moonlight Can Do||Yesterday I Had the Blues: the Music of Billie Holiday|
|Madeline Eastman||Inner Urge||Point of Departure|
|Eliane Elias||Este Seu Olhar, Promessas||Made in Brazil|
|Andy Summers||'Round Midnight||Green Chimneys: the Music of Thelonious Monk|
|Dave Frishberg||A Ship Without a Sail||Let's Eat Home|
|Tom Lellis||Invitation||Double Entendre|