Vivian Buczek | Dedication To My Giants

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Dedication To My Giants

by Vivian Buczek

A tribute to some of the legendary jazz icons and great contributors to jazz history
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joyspring
3:25 $0.99
2. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your life
5:45 $0.99
3. All The Way
4:49 $0.99
4. Whisper Not
3:49 $0.99
5. Nica's Dream
4:39 $0.99
6. How Do You Keep the Music Playing (feat. Roger Pontare)
4:42 $0.99
7. My Shining Hour
2:57 $0.99
8. Once You Love
3:25 $0.99
9. I Got A Woman (feat. Roger Pontare)
4:31 $0.99
10. Didima
4:46 $0.99
11. Stockholm Sweetning / Du måste ta det kallt
3:00 $0.99
12. Very Early
3:59 $0.99
13. Four
4:02 $0.99
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Album Notes
Vivian Buczek is one of the bravest female jazz singers I know. She is also one of the most humble and talented. When she chose the repertoire for this album, her third, she did not look in the Ella Fitzgerald or Sarah Vaughan songbook. That would have been too easy and too undemanding Instead she searched for songs associated with instrumentalists, people like Clifford Brown, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Horace Silver and Benny Golson. Those are some of the great individuals Vivian call her GIANTS.
But as you can see for yourself, all of Vivian´s giants are not instrumentalists. Michel Legrand plays some fine piano when he wants to and so did Ray Charles. But that is not what they are most known for. And Quincy Jones was once a first-class trumpeter, but he is no doubt an even better composer and arranger. And – speaking of giants – to include something connected with Frank Sinatra can never be completely wrong.

I have no intention at all to review Vivian´s album. It is, of course, up to you to judge for yourselves. But there are some things I want to point out, so you don´t miss them. For instance Vivian´s absolutely unaffected and natural way of singing even quite complex and unorthodox songs. Such as Bill Evans masterpiece “Very Early”, and Michel Legrand´s heart-breaking ballad “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life”. But Vivian is also a true swinger. When you listen to “My Shining Hour” or “I´ve Got a Woman” you know exactly what I mean.
I would also like to call your attention to the fact that Vivian is giving her very special interpretation, with her own lyrics, of “Didima”, a ballad Claes Crona once composed as a tribute to his mother-in-law. In the Bengali language the word “Didima” means just “mother-in-law”. But this very special version is dedicated to the memory of Vivian´s late grandma. Last, but not least, there is a waltz I think you should listen very carefully to, Vivian´s own “Once You Love”. It´s a great composition with lyrics about love – new love and old love. And I think that is what the whole album is all about: Love!
Jan Olsson



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