The Hot Box number 47 in which we have wall-to-wall female vocalists………………….
This is the first time Hot Box has gone all-female-vocal, but a really exciting programme results, with several current singers featured both from Ireland and beyond. It seems that there is an explosion of female vocalising today, and it recalls the days when all the big bands had to front with at least one female vocalist - a “canary” as they were pejoratively nicknamed. Most of them fell into obscurity. Nowadays the singer is more likely to have to make a solo career from scratch.Its still a struggle but a different kind of struggle.
The surge in vocal jazz also makes for song selection that encompasses material from the popular to the classic, reaching as it always has, to the world beyond jazz.
We are still seeking recordings by Irish pianists, so if you know of any, let us know. The Hot Box is released on www.jazzireland.ie every 2 weeks and can be heard on-line around the world. Tell your jazz loving friends, and talk to us direct with comments and suggestions to
Track List for The Hot Box #047 - All Female Vocal
|01||Michel Camilo||One More Once||00:00|
|02||Rebecca DuMaine||When in Rome||02:52|
|04||Cecile McLorin Salvant||Wild Women Don’t Have the Blues||13:09|
|05||Tara O’Grady||Irish Black Bottom||18:43|
|06||Flo McSweeney||Mood Indigo||23:19|
|08||Jolena Jovavic||Little Freddie Steps||32:02|
|09||Gretje Angell||Love is Here to Stay||37:17|
|10||Emilie Conway||I’ll Be Around||41:58|
|11||Tara O’Grady||A Rude Awakening (Kate O’Flaherty’s Blues)||45:15|
|12||Rebecca DuMaine||You’re Getting to be a Habit with Me||51:24|
|14||Jolena Jovavic||The Countless Stars||59:45|
|15||Stella Bass||Back to Black||01:06:02|