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Vocal Jazz - To be released August 11, 2017 | Quiet Money Recordings

Vocal Jazz - Released July 22, 2017 | toast & egg

Vocal Jazz - Released July 19, 2017 | toast & egg

Vocal Jazz - Released July 16, 2017 | toast & egg

Vocal Jazz - Released July 13, 2017 | golden times

Vocal Jazz - Released July 10, 2017 | golden times

Vocal Jazz - Released July 7, 2017 | Sepia

Vocal Jazz - Released July 7, 2017 | Sepia

Vocal Jazz - Released June 30, 2017 | Jasmine Records

Vocal Jazz - Released June 30, 2017 | Jasmine Records

Vocal Jazz - Released June 29, 2017 | Flagship Artists

Vocal Jazz - Released June 21, 2017 | golden times

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Vocal Jazz - Released June 16, 2017 | Impulse!

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Charlie Parker's influence on all jazz musicians has always been peerless. And it goes far beyond saxophonists... That is more or less what Larry Klein was trying to convey with his work The Passion Of Charlie Parker. The producer even describes this project as a piece of musical theatre telling the story of his life, creating a musical language that allows one to imagine what the Bird's music might sound like if he was playing it today. "Lyrically, Klein explains, I worked with David Baerwald, a songwriter with whom I have worked extensively, and known for his albums with his own group David and David, and a songwriter with the lyrical facility to write programmatic material to the unusually jagged melodic nature of Charlie Parker’s compositions. We worked together to create a narrative thread that runs through the album, and to create a tableau where the songs are delivered by a number of characters from Charlie's life, as well as three that are delivered in Charlie's own voice, played by Jeffrey Wright. " This adventure brings together Donny McCaslin, who, alongside guitarist Ben Monder and drummer Mark Giuliana, worked on David Bowie's last album, Blackstar. The trio is backed up by other demanding jazzmen like Eric Harland, Craig Taborn, Larry Grenadier and Scott Colley. In terms of vocals, Larry Klein has opted for a pleasant eclecticism, taking in some of the singers he has worked with in the past: Barbara Hannigan, Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Luciana Souza, Madeleine Peyroux, Kurt Elling, Kandace Springs and Camille Bertault. The originality of the Passion Of Charlie Parker means that it spares the public yet another album of polished, taxidermical Bird covers. But, above all, it is the spirit of this record and its production which makes it an interesting work, which strays far from the beaten track. © MD/Qobuz
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Vocal Jazz - Released June 16, 2017 | Alba

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