Nina Simone and Her Friends is an album released by the Bethlehem Records label that compiled songs by jazz singers Nina Simone, Carmen McRae and Chris Connor. All three artists had left the label and [More]
The Real Ambassadors is a jazz musical developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s by Dave and Iola Brubeck, in collaboration with Louis Armstrong and his band. It addressed the Civil Rights Movement, the [More]
Take Five Live is a 1961 live album by the American jazz singer Carmen McRae, focusing on the songs composed by Dave Brubeck. This was McRae’s second album with Brubeck; their first, Tonight Only with [More]
Book of Ballads is a 1958 album by jazz singer Carmen McRae, arranged by Frank Hunter. AllMuѕіс Rеvіеw bу Jason Ankeny: Thе Bооk of Ballads іn ԛuеѕtіоn іѕ the Great American Sоngbооk, and Cаrmеn MсRае [More]
Carmen McRae‘s charming version of Blossom Dearie’s “Hey John” is enough of a reason to search for this album by itself. Accompanied by pianist Dick Shreve, Larry Bunker on vibes, guitarist Joe Pass, bassist Ray [More]
AllMusic Review by Dave Nathan: Ron Hitchcock has managed to unearth previously unreleased material, mostly live performances, of Stan Kenton andWoody Herman, among others. His endeavors have resulted in a respectable catalog for his Hitchcock [More]
“The Very Thought of You” is a pop standard published in 1934, music and words by Ray Noble