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Jazz - Released January 1, 1956 | Verve

Hi-Res Distinctions Jazzwise Five-star review
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve Reissues

Hi-Res Distinctions The Qobuz Ideal Discography
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Jazz - Released January 1, 1956 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released April 4, 2006 | Concord Records

Wisconsin native Erin Boheme was only 18 when she found herself recording for the house that Carl Jefferson built: Concord Jazz. Some people who heard What Love Is, Boheme's debut album, questioned whether or not it belonged on a jazz-oriented label; truth be told, this 2006 release has as much to do with jazzy pop as it does with jazz. But even though Boheme is by no means a jazz purist, she is clearly jazz-influenced -- and besides, the late Rosemary Clooney was a fixture at Concord throughout the '80s and '90s despite the fact that her specialty was jazz-influenced traditional pop rather than hardcore vocal jazz. So stylistically, this crossover effort (which is best described as traditional pop meets vocal jazz meets adult contemporary) isn't inappropriate for Concord. If Boheme is a crossover artist at heart, that's fine as long as she strives for quality -- and this is a pleasant, if undeveloped and mildly inconsistent, debut from the Midwestern singer. Concord was obviously hoping to reach the Norah Jones crowd with What Love Is, which makes sense because Boheme's vocals hint at Jones in addition to hinting at Billie Holiday. Boheme favors a sweetly girlish approach, although she seems to be aiming for some of Julie London and Peggy Lee's sultriness as well. And even though her performances aren't breathtaking, Boheme shows herself to be a likable singer on a CD that ranges from a few Tin Pan Alley warhorses (including Sammy Cahn's "Teach Me Tonight" and Cole Porter's "Let's Do It") to Tracy Chapman's "Give Me One Reason" to several tunes that Boheme co-wrote. This is by no means a bad album, although it is the work of an artist who still has some growing and developing to do. All things considered, Boheme is worth keeping an eye on. ~ Alex Henderson
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Jazz - Released January 15, 1997 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1959 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released April 14, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Cinema Music - Released October 3, 2014 | Warner Classics

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Jazz - Released April 16, 1991 | Verve Reissues

Bird takes Porter's songs and extends them to glorious heights. A fine reissue. ~ Ron Wynn
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Pop - Released August 28, 1996 | Parlophone Norway

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Pop - Released January 15, 2019 | Syco Music

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Jazz - Released October 6, 1986 | Verve

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Classical - Released November 28, 2005 | Warner Classics

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Vocal Music (Secular and Sacred) - Released January 1, 2006 | Verve (Adult Contemporary)

As part of Decca Broadway's Composers on Broadway series, 11 of Cole Porter's beloved classics are spotlighted. Excerpts from Dubarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes, Wake Up and Dream, Leave It to Me, Red, Hot and Blue, Kiss Me, Kate, and a bonus track from Something for the Boys round out the set. Top-notch performances by Ethel Merman, Bing Crosby, Mary Martin, Donald O'Connor, and Carol Burnett make this set of Cole Porter classics an excellent primer for the curious listener. ~ Al Campbell
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Jazz - Released February 13, 2007 | Verve Reissues

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Jazz - Released January 1, 2006 | Blue Note Records

Blue Note Plays Cole Porter is a solid single-disc collection of Cole Porter standards culled from various Blue Note jazz releases. Included are such vintage cuts as trumpeter Lee Morgan's 1957 version of "Just One of Those Things" off The Cooker and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's 1964 take on "Night and Day" from Inner Urge. While hardcore collectors will most likely own the complete albums these recordings are taken from, this is nonetheless a very enjoyable collection. As an introduction to the classic Blue Note catalog, the Blue Note Plays... collections are a nice place to start. ~ Matt Collar
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Jazz - Released October 22, 1991 | Verve

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Jazz - Released January 1, 1965 | Parlophone Catalogue

It doesn't get much better than this, either for the recording career of Julie London or the whole concept of a vocalist doing standards with a good jazz combo providing backup. Listeners who like these sorts of songs but don't enjoy the over-arranged sounds of studio big bands and orchestras will no doubt take an immediate liking to having players such as Joe Pass and the terrific drummer Colin Bailey swinging away instead. Most of the room is left to London, who is in great form here. It is a tribute to Cole Porter, who wrote enough good songs for at least five albums such as this. The ten songs chosen run the gamut from the most familiar to a bit less, although most of this composer's work has received memorable outings via the vocal pipes of one saloon singer or another. Bud Shank does his Stan Getz thing, nicely pumped up. Greatly aided by a superb studio sound and mix, London really does convincing interpretations of these songs. In fact, she may be too convincing, and one might wind up packing one's bags as she eases into the first chorus of "Get Out of Town." ~ Eugene Chadbourne
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Jazz - Released June 11, 1959 | CAPITOL CATALOG MKT (C92)

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Pop/Rock - Released May 19, 2008 | RCA Records Label