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So who is the greatest female jazz singer?

I reject Ella out of hand but these are my choices:

1. Anita O'Day

2. Sarah Vaughn

3. Carmen McRae

4. Lady Day must be on the list

5. Dinah Washington

Amongst the more recent singers:

1. Karen Souza

2. Sarah Menescal

3.  Eve St. Jones

4. Cassandra Beck

5. Stacy Kent is very good but she is almost 50 and therefore not so recent

 

 

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25 minutes ago, DoubleBlueGold said:

Time to drop some acid...jazz.

 

This is some good shit. I'm adding it to the playlist. 

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35 minutes ago, ridgeview2 said:

This is some good shit. I'm adding it to the playlist. 

Zero 7 is good shit. I've been enjoying this album for the past 20 or so years of my life. Enjoy brotha.

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2 hours ago, ridgeview2 said:

This is some good shit. I'm adding it to the playlist. 

If you like Zero 7 check out Tycho and Air (moon safari album only)

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57 minutes ago, Maji said:

How come?

Ella made her fame on scat singing but Anita O'Day invented it (and a much more melodic version of it) almost a decade before Ella. Ella continued to claim it as hers until her death. Ella also lost much of her voice quality in the last 15 years of her career. 

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13 hours ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

Jazz...all fingers and no brains.

 

*runs and hides.

you must not be the creative type

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13 hours ago, halfmanhalfbronco said:

Jazz...all fingers and no brains.

 

*runs and hides.

The Bill Evans trio stuff from the early 60s suggests otherwise. Just three dudes having a conversation with instruments. And very listenable. 

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16 hours ago, 1066 said:

So who is the greatest female jazz singer?

I reject Ella out of hand but these are my choices:

1. Anita O'Day

2. Sarah Vaughn

3. Carmen McRae

4. Lady Day must be on the list

5. Dinah Washington

Amongst the more recent singers:

1. Karen Souza

2. Sarah Menescal

3.  Eve St. Jones

4. Cassandra Beck

5. Stacy Kent is very good but she is almost 50 and therefore not so recent

 

 

Surprised you dont have Billie holiday on there. I dont like her, but she's probably the consensus choice. A lot of her peers really respected her, too.

Edit: Oops... saw lady day. Nm.

My choice is Sarah Vaughn 

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On 5/11/2021 at 6:13 PM, AztecSU said:

If you like Zero 7 check out Tycho and Air (moon safari album only)

Air is great and so is the Moon Safari album. Agreed.

 

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First piece of jazz I ever listened to, The Pink Panther intro/theme song. I was like five years old. Whoa. I have been listening to jazz waaaay longer than I thought.

 

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If we're going to do Air and Tycho, then we should include the greatest piece of ambient electronic music of all time.

I always thought ambient electronica was the philosophical legacy of jazz.

 

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16 minutes ago, smltwnrckr said:

If we're going to do Air and Tycho, then we should include the greatest piece of ambient electronic music of all time.

I always thought ambient electronica was the philosophical legacy of jazz.

 

Oooh, look at me. I'm a fancy doctoral candidate. Too sophisticated to call it anything other an ambient electronica. 

 Call it acid jazz, bitch! Like the rest of us unedumakated peons!!

 

:P:D

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7 hours ago, DoubleBlueGold said:

Oooh, look at me. I'm a fancy doctoral candidate. Too sophisticated to call it anything other an ambient electronica. 

 Call it acid jazz, bitch! Like the rest of us unedumakated peons!!

 

:P:D

Call it acid jazz if you want. I just never saw air or tycho referred to is that way though. I dont think they have much improvisation in their music if any. And a lot of it is recorded by one or two guys on machines. 

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3 hours ago, smltwnrckr said:

Call it acid jazz if you want. I just never saw air or tycho referred to is that way though. I dont think they have much improvisation in their music if any. And a lot of it is recorded by one or two guys on machines. 

Lol.

just kidding jk GIF

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After the shitty morning I've had;

 

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