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Prole - you'd like this!
sounds interesting. i know this thread was intended for prole, but yay for posting a jazzier thread! Bill Evans is great.
A fellow jazzer!
what are your faves? just wondering cos im going record shopping 2moro!
have a look at my myspace...
u like a lot of 60s rhythm and blues, that's good stuff. And Sarah Vaughan- yay! She hardly gets a mention with the likes of ella and billie, but she's amazing. ahh, dave brubeck-liking that too. i may get some more of him actually. btw, not sure if this was on your list, but u should get some sam cooke. i think the best vocal there is nat king cole- voice like silk.
Yeah Nat has one of the greatest popular voices of all time.
i don't care if it's mainstream popular or what!! it's just soo warm and rich. u need to get yourself one of those old-skool mikes, then you'll look just like one of the rat pack!
prefer instrumental jazz though- davis, coltrane, evans, peterson etc.
then I discovered singers like Mel Torme, Mark Murphy, Oscar Brown Junior, Andy Bey etc - all singers who use their voices like instruments. Incredible skill and expression. I still love instrumental stuff too - particularly if it has a 60s groove - like Jimmy Smith, Jimmy McGriff, Ray Bryant, Wes montgomery or Brother Jack McDuff etc