Jazzy Way

A Jazzy Way

by Maria Anadon
     
 
Portuguese singer Maria Anadon's refreshing take on the Great American Songbook gives each of these standards new life after decades of countless recorded versions in more traditional settings. Her percussive scatting and rich alto voice highlight "Old Devil Moon," while Anat Cohen's playful clarinet decorates Anadon's dramatic "Comes Love." The brisk setting of

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Portuguese singer Maria Anadon's refreshing take on the Great American Songbook gives each of these standards new life after decades of countless recorded versions in more traditional settings. Her percussive scatting and rich alto voice highlight "Old Devil Moon," while Anat Cohen's playful clarinet decorates Anadon's dramatic "Comes Love." The brisk setting of Oliver Nelson's "Stolen Moments" recasts this timeless early-'60s blues into a new light, also featuring a potent Cohen tenor sax solo. If Anadon has one handicap, it is her occasional difficulty clearly enunciating English lyrics in up-tempo numbers like "Confirmation" and the awkward handling of "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" where she seems to be trying to correct its title. The rhythm section is outstanding, anchored by veteran drummer and jazz educator Sherrie Maricle (longtime leader of Diva), bassist Noriko Ueda, and pianist Tomoko Ohno. Maria Anadon has made a major statement with her debut recording for the North American jazz audience.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/09/2007
Label:
Arbors Records
UPC:
0780941135121
catalogNumber:
19351
Rank:
233692

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Maria Anadon   Primary Artist,Vocals
Sherrie Maricle   Drums
Anat Cohen   Clarinet,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Tomoko Ohno   Piano

Technical Credits

Cy Coleman   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
Sheila Jordan   Composer
Mark Murphy   Composer
Oliver Nelson   Composer
Sherrie Maricle   Producer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Lew Brown   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Will Friedwald   Liner Notes,Author
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Kent Heckman   Engineer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Charlie Parker   Composer
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Charles Tobias   Composer
Mat Domber   Executive Producer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Robert Mellin   Composer
Newton Mendonça   Composer
Guy Wood   Composer
Maria Anadon   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Luke Melton   Cover Design
Dana Raye   Composer

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