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So Lucky To Be Me

by Kate Hammett-Vaughan

"The finest vocal jazz artist of her generation." (Chronicle Herald) Little-known standard gems, plus tunes by Joni Mitchell, Charles Mingus, Hank WIlliams and others. Kate Hammett-Vaughan voice, Chris Gestrin piano, André Lachance bass.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Lucky To Be Me
5:47 $0.99
2. The Fiddle and the Drum / Woodstock
10:13 $0.99
3. Cold Cold Heart
4:39 $0.99
4. Everybody's Song But My Own
6:04 $0.99
5. Remind Me
3:54 $0.99
6. Wait 'Til You See Him
4:45 $0.99
7. Love For Sale
5:57 $0.99
8. Sweet Sucker Dance
5:26 $0.99
9. Please Be Kind
5:46 $0.99
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Visit Kate Hammett-Vaughan's website at www.katehv.com

Critical praise for So Lucky To Be Me.

“She can improvise with the best… Kate Hammett-Vaughan has a highly expressive and lovely voice, one that is heard at its best throughout this accessible and tasteful set.” Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Jazz Scene

“ the finest vocal jazz artist of her generation… Hammett-Vaughan’s subtle inflections of tone, timing, make her a standout.” Stephen Pedersen, Chronicle Herald

Since moving to Vancouver, BC from her home province of Nova Scotia in 1979, Kate Hammett-Vaughan has established a reputation as one of Canada’s most individual and creative jazz vocalists, and one of the West Coast’s most respected teachers of the art of jazz singing.

Hammett-Vaughan’s ease with all manner of material and her improvisational instincts set her apart from many of her contemporaries. Her highly personal and expressive vocal style incorporates the breadth of her musical interests, from straight-ahead soulful ballads to hard-swinging grooves and improvisational adventures. Her approach is fresh and invigorating, paying tribute to the jazz tradition while interacting and exploring, always seeking to express herself in the moment. Equally at home as a front-line performer or as a member of an ensemble, singing straight-ahead swing or participating in free-improv adventures, Hammett-Vaughan makes sure that what she is performing remains accessible to her audience.

Kate Hammett-Vaughan has received multiple JUNO nominations for her recordings, as well as several nods from the Canadian Independent Music Awards and the West Coast Music Awards. She has worked in a number of ensembles over the last two decades, the most notable being her own Quintet and Trio, her long-time bass/voice duo with André Lachance, the improvising jazz trio Garbo’s Hat, and the acclaimed large ensemble, the NOW Orchestra.

Hammett-Vaughan's artistic sensibilities and musical interests have led her to a variety of related projects, including film scores, guest hosting of CBC television and radio shows, collaborations with modern dance artists and performance artists, and a fulfilling career as a teacher.



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serge jeannet

What a beauty!!
Never heard of Kate until I got this cd and what a pleasant surprise it was.
I am a vocalists fan and this particular cd is defintely on my list as best of 2007.
I love everything about it, her voice, the choice of songs, the musicians.
I believe that Kate can be a little "out" but on this cd she sings pretty straight forward and always with sensitivity and she is able to convey the meaning of the songs, she makes you listen.
I also like singer that do not have too much mannerism and on this cd Kate sounds so natural
and unpretentious.
I must also mention the musicians (piano and bass) they are in tune with her and the 3 of them are just the perfect match.
Love it.