Collection of jazz music in DVD-Audio format. The sound quality in high resolution - for true connoisseurs.
Released on 5 Aug 1996. This incredibly light, fun, and surprisingly hip three-CD collection featured by Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Al Jarreau and many more.
The Best Women Jazz Vocals album was released in 2002 by the Universal Music Group, and the album includes the best jazz artists.
In many ways Etta James resembled a female Ray Charles in her unerring ability to tackle (and sometimes combine) all of the strands of American popular music, from rock & roll to R&B, blues, country, gospel, jazz, and pure pop and soul, while still maintaining a distinct feel and sound that was all her own, and she did this throughout a five-decade career that is impressive for its consistency. This 25-track set (mostly drawn from her time with Chess Records) is hardly definitive (it doesn't have classic James' tracks like "Anything to Say You're Mine," "Don't Cry Baby," "Something's Got a Hold on Me," or the girl group pop of "Two Sides (To Every Story)," for instance, or any of her late-career blues tracks), but it does do a good job of spotlighting James' range and versatility by collecting sides like her signature "At Last," the soul-pop masterpieces "Tell Mama" and "I'd Rather Go Blind," and saucy versions of Willie Dixon's "Spoonful" and Randy Newman's "You Can Leave Your Hat On," all of which offer ample proof that James was one of the best singers of her generation – in any style.
Openzone Bar, Paul Hardcastle, Weathertunes, Lemongrass, JoJo Effect, Cosmic Orient, Eskadet, Five Seasons and many more.
How does a guy born and bred in the Midwest make authentic Latin jazz? By submerging himself in the cross-cultural melting pot of the New York scene. His Ph.D. in ethnomusicology also helps, as does playing weekly with his Syotos band at one of the best jazz clubs (Smoke) and one of the top Latin clubs (Nuyorican Poets Cafe). Chris Washburne's music sizzles, crackles, and engages both the brain and body, combining Latin rhythms and percussion with jazz, funk, R&B, hip-hop, gospel, Caribbean, and Afro-Cuban.