Valerie Joyce – New York Blue – 320kbps

Artist: Valerie Joyce
Title: New York Blue
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Chesky Records
Genre: Jazz / Vocal Jazz
Quality: Mp3 / 320kbps
Total Time: 51:42 min
Total Size: 118 MB

01. It Never Entered My Mind
02. Blue in Green
03. Baby Can I Hold You
04. Fever
05. Oasis
06. Every Time We Say Goodbye
07. Moon and Sand
08. Little Wing
09. Weaver of Dreams
10. It’s Easy to Remember
11. Darn That Dream
12. I Fall in Love Too Easily
13. Golden Slumbers

Without settling into jazz-vocalist convention, Valerie Joyce has developed a voice that is wonderfully idiosyncratic, lush, and richly expressive. In an emotionally arresting and disarmingly vulnerable style, she delivers standards, modern songs destined to become standards, and originals, all with great emotional nuance. With a knowing and considered expression of music and lyrics, she conveys a sense of discovering lyrics and the resonance of songs as if for the first time. All this is documented on Joyce’s fine discs on the influential audiophile label, Chesky Records. Those albums mark the maturation of this stellar Seattle-based singer, who grew up in Japan, the daughter of a Japanese mother and American father. Joyce’s musical education began with early solfege and classical piano lessons, and then music studies while pursuing her college degree in the United States, where she has lived since 1991. She has been making recordings since 2002 (Reverie), followed in 2003 by a yet-to-be-released world-jazz project with pianist Michael Wolff and others, and then two acclaimed CDs with Chesky since 2004. New York Blue featuring pianist Andy Ezrin and The Look of Love: The Music of Burt Bacharach, featuring pianist David Hazeltine. (by Peter Monaghan)
Personnel: Valerie Joyce – Vocals; Andy Ezrin – Piano; Lawrence Feldman – Alto & Tenor Saxophone; Eugene Jackson – Drums; Jon Hebert – Acoustic Bass, tracks 4, 8, 9, 10 & 11; Tim Lefebvre – Acoustic Bass, tracks 1,2,3, 5,6,7,12 & 13

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