Jann Parker | Masterpieces

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Masterpieces

by Jann Parker

Sophisticated and elegant jazz singer reminiscent of Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, and Carmen McCray from New Bern, North Carolina.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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1. The Song Is You
4:24 album only
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2. My Favorite Things
5:49 album only
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3. Mr. Bowtie
5:37 album only
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4. Spring Can Really Hang You Up
6:36 album only
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5. Mighty Love
4:38 album only
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6. Cherokee
3:51 album only
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7. Someone Else Is Steppin' In
6:00 album only
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8. My Life
6:10 album only
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9. Caravan
9:27 album only
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10. Tryin' Times
5:48 album only
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11. Nina Simone Medley
11:22 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Jann Parker has redefined the term "singer", calling to it all of the exclusivity and distinctive character that belonged to it when applied to Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and Nancy Wilson.

A beautiful voice, range and control are all Jann Parker. But these qualities are only the prerequisite beginnings of any good singer. In the development and perfection of her own personal style, Jann Parker has acquired the distinctive signature of a great vocalist. She is tremendously impressive in her ability to take songs such as God Bless The Child and Stormy Weather and make them her own. It is not an easy thing to do. But Jann Parker sings them, recalling Billie and Lena, for whom those songs are most noted, only in how deliciously different her own arrangements are from theirs.

Jann Parker is professional in the best sense. As a performer, she is warm, confident, relaxed and always in control. These are qualities that allow her the freedom to deviate from the rehearsed arrangement of a song mid-chorus, and impulsively follow a line leading to the development of refreshing new variations on the original theme. And the results of these explorations are sometimes humorous as well as musically exciting. The musical rapport that exists between Ms. Parker and pianist Aaron Graves is magical. As her accompanist and music director, he joins forces with Mark Gross on alto sax, Marcus McLaurine on bass and George Gray on drums conjuring up a virtual tempest of sound around her or one as subtle as a breeze, but always creating the perfect musical environment.

Hearing Jann Parker sing never fails to uplift the spirit, put a grin on your face and a song in your heart.

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Warren Benbow


Sounds Great!!!
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RODGERS GRANT


This entire presentation was slammin'. Jann's intonation and diction is way beyond the margin. The lady can really tell the story with feeling!!! Thanks for that treat, Jann. I loved every note.
RODGERS GRANT
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Carlos Francis trumpeter/Open Space Ent.

An all star vocalist; the best; the baddest!
I have been associated with Ms Jann for 12 years.She is a fantastic vocalist.I am priviledged to be part of this masterpiece.Y'all need to pick this cd up!Jann is an all star vocalist;the best;the baddest!
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Arden Davis


I was plesantly surprised at the first listeing. The second go- round floored me! This lady can sing, croon, moan, vocalise, I can't put in to words how impressed I was with her talent. When is she going to record again?
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Kahlil Kwame Bell

Jann is determined to make sure that true artistry is heard. We thank You.
Live cds always reveal the truth. When I first heard it, I was very happy. The band was tight and Jann follows changes very well, which is always refreshing. The solos were strong and all of the musicians played with confidence.
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Kahlil Kwame Bell

Jann is determined to make sure that true artistry is heard. We thank You.
Live cds always reveal the truth. When I first heard it, I was very happy. The band was tight and Jann follows changes very well, which is always refreshing. The solos were strong and all of the musicians played with confidence.
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Enid

A Lifesaver!
Was stuck in hellish traffic on the New Jersey turnpike about a month ago and listened to a jazz show on 89.9 called "Jazz Alternatives" which featured this artist and cd. Was able to listen to interviews with Jann Parker and Chris White, listened to the featured tracks and knew I had to own the cd. This cd kept me entertained enough to ignore that I was in traffic for three hours. Keep up the good work! Am looking forward to your next release!
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Jan Huff

Mesmerizing!!! Couldn't get out of my car.
Bought the CD while in New Bern attending her live concert. Listened to it on the way back to Raleigh, NC- I was mesmerized! Arrived home at 2 a.m., could not get out of my car 'til the cd was finished for the 2nd time. I loved all the songs, her voice is magnificent and the band is superb!
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