Smokey Robinson!!! Re: [JPL] Gladys Knight - Say What?

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Tue Sep 12 16:32:24 EDT 2006


Roberta is about it. 

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Mark have you checked out Roberta Gambarini?  ALOHA  Tom


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> Jim,
>
> I take albums one by one, whether by a mega-famous star or by an 
> unknown.
I agree that it is unfortunate that great music goes unrecognized, but I
don't agree that a pop star has not contributed to the art with a
particular album only for the fact that he or she hasn't contributed to
the art of jazz previously while other artists languish in undeserved
obscurity. In this conversation I've been extolling a particular album,
definitely not because the artist is famous, but rather because I love
the music, no matter the artist is famous or not.
>
> Mark Shapiro
>
> >Mark, Jae, and anyone else who may be still reading this thread....
> >
> >This is all very well and good that famous pop stars are doing albums
> >of standards and pretending to be jazz singers, but I think it's 
> >unfortunate that these "projects"  draw attention only to themselves 
> >and do nothing for the real art of jazz singing.   With all the  pop 
> >stars doing "jazz albums"  (standards albums, really), the real jazz 
> >singers who've worked hard to hone their talents for years, decades
in 
> >some cases, get ignored.
>
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KASSOFF speaks volumes about Kassoff's unequivocal artistry, which is
splendidly showcased on SOMEWHERE'' (Jack Bowers-AAJ).  After almost 40
years as a professional musician, KASSOFF's first album as a leader
features his serene beauty, intriguing style, and vivid concepts as an
outstanding composer and gifted improviser.  With MARTIN WIND (bass) and
TIM HORNER (drums), ''SOMEWHERE is vibrant, compelling, and destined to
become an essential component of collections that favor jazz trios''
(Paula Edelstein-AMG).  ''Performed with class and a fine touch''
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