Messing with melodies, vol 1 - Females

Created by Dr_Igor on 30 Oct 2020 | Collaborator: BlackSea4ever | Last edited by Dr_Igor on 21 Nov 2020
Messing with melodies, vol 1 - Females

Jazzy takes on songs you probably thought didn't belong in jazz.

Song language:  English

Artist:  Diana Krall

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eva Cassidy

Translations:  CzechFrenchGermanGreek   7 more

Song language:  Spanish

Artist:  Diana Krall

Translations:  EnglishGermanGreekHebrew   2 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nina Simone

Translations:  DutchPortugueseRussianSerbian   3 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nina Simone

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nina Simone

Song language:  English

Artist:  Diana Krall

Song language:  English

Artist:  Karrin Allyson

Song language:  French

Artist:  Karrin Allyson

Song language:  French

Artist:  Karrin Allyson

Song language:  French

Artist:  Halie Loren

Song languages:  English, Spanish

Artist:  Halie Loren

Song language:  English

Artist:  Halie Loren

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jane Monheit

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jane Monheit

Song language:  English

Artist:  Jane Monheit

Song language:  French

Artist:  The Hot Sardines

Translations:  GermanItalianSerbianSpanish   2 more

Song languages:  English, French

Artist:  The Hot Sardines

Translation:  Chinese

Song language:  English

Artist:  The Hot Sardines

Translation:  Russian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Inger Marie Gundersen

Song language:  English

Artist:  Inger Marie Gundersen

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sophie Milman

Song language:  English

Artist:  Radka Toneff

Song language:  English

Artist:  Andrea Motis

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eliane Elias

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eliane Elias

Translation:  Greek

Song language:  English

Artist:  Kirsti Huke

Song language:  French

Artist:  Avalon Jazz Band

Translations:  EnglishPortuguese

Song language:  English

Artist:  Basia Bulat

Song language:  English

Artist:  Simone Kopmajer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Simone Kopmajer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ida Landsberg

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ida Landsberg

Song language:  English

Artist:  Lucy Thomas

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nicki Parrott

Song language:  English

Artist:  Nicki Parrott

Song language:  French

Artist:  Chantal Chamberland

Translation:  German

Song language:  English

Artist:  Tessa Souter

Song language:  English

Artist:  Tessa Souter

Song language:  English

Artist:  Tessa Souter

Song language:  English

Artist:  Polly Gibbons

Song language:  English

Artist:  Polly Gibbons

Song language:  English

Artist:  Cleo Laine

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ella Fitzgerald

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ella Fitzgerald

Translations:  GreekTurkish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Camille O'Sullivan

Song language:  English

Artist:  Camille O'Sullivan

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mina

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mina

Song language:  English

Artist:  Mina

Song language:  English

Artist:  Alba Armengou

Song language:  English

Artist:  Helen Merrill

Song language:  English

Artist:  Magalí Datzira

Song language:  English

Artist:  Rebecka Tornqvist

Song language:  English

Artist:  Magalí Datzira

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sinne Eeg

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sinne Eeg

Song language:  English

Artist:  Simone Kopmajer

Song language:  English

Artist:  Sophie Milman

Song language:  French

Artist:  Chantal Chamberland

Translation:  German

Song language:  English

Artist:  Chantal Chamberland

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eva Cassidy

Translations:  GreekPersianSerbianTurkish

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eva Cassidy

Translations:  CzechSerbian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Ella Fitzgerald

Song language:  Italian

Artist:  Francesca Michielin

Translation:  Russian

Song language:  English

Artist:  Billie Holiday

Translations:  BulgarianCroatianDutchFrench   14 more

Song language:  English

Artist:  Helen Merrill

Song language:  English

Artist:  Anna Maria Jopek

Song language:  English

Artist:  Andrea Motis

Song language:  English

Artist:  Andrea Motis

Song language:  English

Artist:  Eva Fernandez

Song language:  Portuguese

Artist:  Eliane Elias

Song language:  English

Artist:  Helen Merrill

Song language:  German

Artist:  Ute Lemper

Song language:  English

Artist:  Gunhild Carling

Song language:  English

Artist:  Gunhild Carling

Song language:  English

Artist:  Gunhild Carling

Song language:  English

Artist:  Esperanza Spalding

Song language:  German

Artist:  Anna Depenbusch

Song language:  English

Artist:  Bria Sconberg

Song language:  English

Artist:  Cassandra Wilson

Song language:  English

Artist:  Esther Ofarim

Song language:  English

Artist:  Aga Zaryan

Comments
IrulaIrula    Fri, 30/10/2020 - 17:17

Замечательная коллекция, Игорь!

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Fri, 30/10/2020 - 17:59

Спасибо, милая.
Это только начало...

IrulaIrula    Fri, 30/10/2020 - 18:09

Поставь картинку какую-нибудь красивую по теме :-)

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Fri, 30/10/2020 - 18:26

Ищу. Предложения принимаются

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Sun, 01/11/2020 - 21:29

Go. Not promising to like it though. Some people never fake it...

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Sun, 01/11/2020 - 21:50

OK. The first one is better than the blank square for sure. What's the other one?

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 02/11/2020 - 04:29

Thanks, Di, I am patting myself on the back all day long. The idea was quite fruitful. I've found real gems, I had not been aware of before.And we still have around 40 songs to go. We'll have lots of songs/singers that would not fit in...

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 02/11/2020 - 05:17

First, thanks. Then, I don't think Pat Boone makes the cut. The idea of the collection is Jazz singers singing "mainstream songs" that are
not generally perceived as jazz songs. If a singer is not necessarily considered a jazz singer then the only opportunity for that singer to get
in is to to have a record of seriously messing with the melody of a song . Camille O'Sullivan would be a good example she is messing up everything - such a joy. Pat Boone is a good singer but he is as straight as they get. One of the few exceptions to the rule is Lucy Thomas,
but she is such a talent that she can change the melody ever so slightly - it's hard to notice. Check out her holding low notes on "Somewhere"
Barbra could only dream of doing that...

R_T_fexR_T_fex    Mon, 02/11/2020 - 05:32

Well, the idea was that jazz singer makes a jazz cover of a rock or pop song.
And if singer is not specifically jazz singer, then serious jazz vocal improvisations are required, right?
Ok, I remove my previous reply.

Dr_IgorDr_Igor    Mon, 02/11/2020 - 05:48

Generally that's a correct understanding of the goal... A serious jazz vocal improvization would be too strong a requirement .e.g.
Karrin Allyson is one of the best jazz singers ever. But on the songs chosen for this collection she does not do anything wildly improvisational.
So I play it by ear. When I feel that a rendition belongs, then it belongs...And I have a limit of 100 songs, so I have to watch myself.
I could have easily put in a dozen songs by Tessa Souter or Nina Shatzkaya or Nicki Parrott, but I have to leave room for others... If your suggestions represent, say countries,that are underrepresented(e.g. Germany) , then those would be serious contenders.