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View From Telegraph Hill

by Black Olive Jazz

Warm, swinging and elegant jazz vocals, by Kay Andreas Kostopoulos inspired by the Golden Age of Jazz, featuring San Francisco Bay Area treasures Larry Vuckovich, Bill Douglass, and Eddie Marshall. Exotic, expressive, sleek, with fresh new arrangements
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Caravan
4:38 $0.99
2. View From Telegraph Hill
6:39 $0.99
3. Street of Dreams
4:13 $0.99
4. Out of This World (Duo)
3:50 $0.99
5. I Got Rhythm - Cottontail (Lesson from Ella)
4:17 $0.99
6. Warm Valley
5:12 $0.99
7. East of the Sun
4:08 $0.99
8. Get Out of Town
4:09 $0.99
9. Dancing In the Dark
3:37 $0.99
10. Estate
5:16 $0.99
11. Something To Live For
5:30 $0.99
12. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
4:55 $0.99
13. Out of This World (Quartet)
5:10 $0.99
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Album Notes
storm…Kay Kostopoulos makes a strong case for being considered a major jazz singer.

Scott Yanow, Jazz Critic

There is no shortage of female jazz singers these days, with every week seeming to yield at least another half dozen new vocal CDs. However what is more remarkable than the great quantity is that the quality is generally pretty high. Each city seems to have its own batch of talents. Five CDs of strong interest are reviewed in this article.

Based in San Francisco, Black Olive Jazz is the name of singer Kay Andreas Kostopoulos’ group. Not only does she have a beautiful voice with a wide range, but, throughout View From Telegraph Hill Ms. Kostopoulos shows that she is equally skilled on ballads (such as “Something To Live For” and a duet version of “Out Of This World”) and uptempo material. She scats up a storm on “Cottontail,” subtitling it “Lesson From Ella.” Among the other highpoints are the singer’s original “View From Telegraph Hill” (which pays tribute to San Francisco), “Caravan,” and a jazz waltz version of “East Of The Sun.” With support on this 2010 recording from the always brilliant pianist Larry Vuckovich, bassist Bill Douglass, and the late drummer Eddie Marshall plus guest tenor-saxophonist Noel Jewkes, Kay Andreas Kostopoulous makes a strong case for being considered a major jazz singer. View is available from

Scott Yanow

This recording features Bay Area treasures Larry Vuckovich on piano, Bill Douglass on bass, Eddie Marshall on drums and Noel Jewkes on saxophone. Performing classic songs from enduring masters of the art form, such as Duke Ellington, the Gershwins, Harold Arlen, Cole Porter; and songwriters from Europe and Latin America-- Black Olive Jazz brings these traditions together with her all-star ensemble of San Francisco jazz artists.

Kay’s original title tune from her new album, View From Telegraph Hill, co-written with pianist Larry Vuckovich, has been lauded as “The Quintessential San Francisco Jazz Song” on KCSM, JAZZ 91… Wayne Saroyan, Jazz West.; “Wonderful lyrical imagery that transports the listener to another environment”…“Velvety vocal work.” … Billboard; “Kay is a singer with good technique and beautiful tone”…Jazz Times. The album features jazz masters, Larry Vuckovich, piano; Bill Douglass, bass; and Eddie Marshall, drums.

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Kay has performed at poetry readings, corporate events, benefits and concerts throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Herr first CD, Black Magic, has received airplay on the jazz station, KCSM.



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