32 posts / 0 new
Last post
shafesk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 18/09/2010 - 13:50
Posts: 777
Female Jazz Vocalists

Having been born after the golden age of jazz :wall: I thought that it would be nice to start a thread about female jazz vocalist recommendations. I would love it if you could also make very specific recommendations like the particular artist's best song or album too.

My current favourites are Diana Krall's Live in Paris album, I love her rendition of Fly Me To The Moon, Almost Blue and Danny Boy.

Another favourite would be Norah Jones, Come Away With Me album, favourite song would be What am I to You, Carnival, Wake Me Up.

Renee Olstead's Skylark album is a great listen too, great songs include Stars Fell in Alabama, When I Fall in Love, Lover Man.

 

Will look forward to your recommendations,

Shafin

 

michael hoy's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 26 min ago
Joined: 06/10/2008 - 18:56
Posts: 1599
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Dena DeRose - A Walk In The Park - How Deep Is The Ocean

Diana Krall - Live in Paris - I've Got You Under My Skin

Diana Krall - Love Scenes - They Can't Take That Away from Me

Jane Monheit - Home - I Didnt Know About You All

Karrin Allyson  - 'Round Midnight - The Shadow of Your Smile

Laverne Butler - A Foolish Thing To Do - Never Let Me Go

Liane Carroll  - Slow Down - All the Way

Liane Carroll - Up and Down - What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life

Sophie Milman - Take Love Easy - My One and Only Love

Stacey Kent - Breakfast On the Morning Tram - The Ice Hotel

My starter.

 

El Hefe's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 days 20 hours ago
Joined: 21/06/2008 - 02:32
Posts: 1007
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Just finish spinning Ella Fitz live in Berlin. 

For a more current one, I too love Diana Krall especially the S' Wonderful album.

CnoEvil's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 27 min ago
Joined: 21/08/2009 - 18:01
Posts: 12265
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Here are some modern ones:

- Sade.....................Diamond Life

- Claire Martin.......Too darn hot

- Barb Jungr..........Waterloo sunset

- Gill Manly............With a song in my heart

- Roberta Flack....Love Songs

- Duffy....................Rockferry

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

drummerman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 16 min ago
Joined: 18/01/2008 - 21:12
Posts: 5027
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

I too used to and to some extend, still like modern female jazz singers but I have found a lack of innovation and willingness to push the limits, at least by the better known names/labels, limiting. My tastes have since broadened and I have to say that very much to the dismay of my gf (and friends) I now almost exclusively listen to more avant-garde and free jazz than the more traditional styles. Spotify helped no limits I may add.

regards

Sizzers's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: 20/06/2008 - 07:15
Posts: 1453
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

I’m not a particular jazz aficionado, and certainly not of the “traditional” kind (I’ve got some Peggy Lee lying around somewhere and I did try Hoagy Carmichael some decades ago).

What goes by the term “modern jazz ” I can quite get along with as I find it very interchangeable with blues, and I particularly love listening to the lady in my avatar. Apart from - obviously – I totally love her voice, her albums are probably the most beautifully recorded that I own. Each to their own, of course, but there are people who can get a bit “sniffy” about her and I’ve never really understood why.

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 27 min ago
Joined: 20/10/2010 - 19:33
Posts: 5311
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

I'm no Jazz expert, but I like a bit of Julie London and, Astrud Gilberto, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Spanky Wilson.

I think my dad would say Ella Fitzgerald is the best of them all though.

Lounge: Panasonic TX-P50GT50 / Yamaha RX-A2020 / Panasonic DMP-BDT110 / Dali Zensor 3 / Dali Zensor Vokal / Mordaunt Short MS20i Pearl Edition / Roksan Radius 5.2 / WDTV My Book Live / Seagate Expansion / Sky HD Box 

Roby's picture
Offline
Last seen: 10 months 6 days ago
Joined: 17/01/2012 - 02:35
Posts: 451
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Katy Melau : Live in O2 arena

Ella & Amstrong again vol. 1&2

Norah Jones Live from Austin

Melody Gradot : Worrisome heart (superbly recorded)

Vayacondios (provably everything)

DavieCee's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 3 days ago
Joined: 19/08/2010 - 13:05
Posts: 493
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Sizzers wrote:

..............Apart from - obviously – I totally love her voice, her albums are probably the most beautifully recorded that I own. 

 

Okay. I'll bite as I can't recognise her from the Avatar. Who?

Macspur's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 41 min ago
Joined: 03/05/2010 - 06:56
Posts: 2050
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Good thread...

Madeleine Peyroux- Careless love

Melody Gardot, My one and only thrill and Worrisome Heart

Carmon Lundy, Self portrait

Dianne Reeves, Quiet after the storm, That Day, Bridges

Stacey Kent, The Boy next door, Breakfast on the morning tram

Patti Austin, Love is gonna getcha

Cassandra Wilson, Brown Sugar

Electrocompaniet EMC1UP, Accuphase E350, Harbeth SHL5 Siltech 25th anniversary 33i XLR, Auditorium 23 SC, HiFi Racks Podium Reference rack.

MUSICRAFT's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 31 min ago
Joined: 23/03/2009 - 20:38
Posts: 4575
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Hi Shafin

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool. Great album and a great recording Smile

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

Musicraft (Derby) - Specialist Hi-Fi, AV & Multimedia dealer

Singslinger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 31/07/2010 - 07:42
Posts: 685
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

I'm no Jazz expert, but I like a bit of Julie London and, Astrud Gilberto, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee and Spanky Wilson.

I think my dad would say Ella Fitzgerald is the best of them all though.

 

I'd agree with your dad. :cheers:

Sorreltiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 21 min ago
Joined: 22/04/2008 - 22:11
Posts: 954
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

+1 for Dad's choice and all the other recommendations, but I'd like to add Tina May to the mix.

Sorreltiger's picture
Offline
Last seen: 12 hours 21 min ago
Joined: 22/04/2008 - 22:11
Posts: 954
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

....and thanks for the Patricia Barber tip - just been listening on Spotify Smile

shafesk's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 18/09/2010 - 13:50
Posts: 777
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

Some great recommendations so far, been listening to the lot....I would like to add Yael Naim to the list, check out her cover of Toxic and also check out Far Far and Lonely too. 

shropshire lad's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 3 hours ago
Joined: 18/02/2010 - 19:41
Posts: 422
RE: Female Jazz Vocalists

No mention so far of Billy Holiday or Annie Ross . I don't really listen to female jazz vocalists but those two sprang to mind when trying to think of some .

  Does also  DinahWashington qualify ? Worth checking out even if she doesn't .

Pages

Log in or register to post comments