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New Vintage

by Laura Ainsworth

Satin-voiced retro jazz vocalist Laura Ainsworth & her top Texas jazz musicians' multi-award-winning third CD of standards, lost gems and new songs in elegant midcentury lounge style.
Genre: Jazz: Swing/Big Band
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1. Thats How I Got My Start
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2. I'll Take Romance
2:24 $0.99
3. Where Did the Magic Go
4:44 $0.99
4. An Occasional Man
2:50 $0.99
5. Wasting My Love on You
4:54 $0.99
6. Nevertheless
4:01 $0.99
7. A Little Jive Is Good for You
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8. The Man I Love Is Gone
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9. All About You
3:13 $0.99
10. Nothing Can Replace a Man
3:00 $0.99
11. It's a Nuisance Having You Around
2:55 $0.99
12. Long Ago and Far Away and You Stepped out of a Dream
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13. I Once Knew a Fella
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Album Notes
Triple Artists Music Guild Award Winner: Album, Video & Female Vocalist of the Year (also nominated for Song & Songwriter of the Year for "The Man I Love Is Gone.") Winner of three Global Music Award Bronze Medals and two Clousine International Music Magazine Awards. Five Josie Music Awards nominations. Named one of the Best Albums of the Year by the internationally-syndicated radio show "Cocktail Nation" and "Everything Old is New Again" on WBAI-FM, New York City.

"Sublime...A perfect album..." -- Alan Mercer, AMProfile.blogspot.com/

"She has a voice and style that don't belong to this century, let alone this decade. Laura is reaching back in time, and some of the songs contained on this album haven't been recorded for more than fifty years...Close your eyes, and drift into a different world.”
– Kev Rowland, Gonzo Weekly

“…Laura Ainsworth’s Third Album Sparkles Like Champagne...You have to sit at home imagining the tinkling of ice cubes in a highball (or, just as legitimately, make a cocktail yourself and create your own ambiance)…Her voice, a satiny ribbon that seems to flow as an uninterrupted river of downbeats, is rich and distinctive, but it’s her sense of humor that catches you note after note...'New Vintage' is an album of reinvention, both feet planted in the present, but forever looking back.” - Arnold Wayne Jones, Dallas Voice

"Streaming like a comet out of Texas, this gal is all gal and proud of it to the tips of her opera length gloves. A must for jazzbo vocal fans.” - Chris Spector, MidwestRecord.com

"This is an album that is fun from start to finish, sung with just the right approach by Ainsworth, with support by a hip band led by pianist and arranger Brian Piper. It is a smile-inducing winner!” - Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

“As excellent as her first two albums were, New Vintage looks to be Laura Ainsworth's breakthrough… (She) creates a rich, intoxicating atmosphere that transports the mind to another place and time…Thank you, Laura, for making the Great American Songbook exciting and fun again!" -- David Gasten, producer, "This Is Vintage Now"

Dallas-based retro jazz chanteuse Laura Ainsworth’s first two albums (Keep It To Yourself and Necessary Evil) earned her worldwide airplay and critical raves, praise from Grammy-winning artists and performance bookings as far away as India and Dubai. Now, August 2017 looks to be her breakthrough, with the release of an audiophile vinyl best-of LP (Top Shelf), a spot alongside the great Sue Raney on the popular compilation series This Is Vintage Now Vol. 2, her solo NYC debut at the famous Metropolitan Room, and best of all, the release of her critically-acclaimed third album, New Vintage. Of course, her crew of top Texas jazz players are back, led by Laura’s amazing pianist/producer/arranger, Brian Piper, of the ‘Nawlins Gumbo Kings and the Brian Piper Trio (90th Floor Records).

Fans will find more of what’s made Laura a leader in the growing vintage jazz/lounge/bachelor pad genre: her satiny, sultry, and as one reviewer put it, “impossibly old-fashioned” three-octave voice that’s been called a glorious throwback to the era of Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Shore and Julie London…fresh new spins on standards (“Nevertheless,” “Long Ago and Far Away”)…and overlooked gems (“Where Did The Magic Go,” a nostalgic AC ballad for the TCM generation; “All About You,” which Irving Berlin dubbed “a perfect love song”; the hilariously retro “Nothing Can Replace A Man”; and “That’s How I Got My Start” and “It’s A Nuisance Having You Around,” two sultry seduction ballads by Frank Loesser and Johnny Mercer, respectively, that haven’t been recorded in over half a century).

But New Vintage brings new twists as well. Like the hip tiki exotica of “An Occasional Man,” complete with surf sounds and tropical bird calls…“The Man I Love Is Gone,” seemingly one of those lost treasures of the ‘40s she loves to unearth, but in fact a brand new ballad in the Great American Songbook style, written by Laura and veteran jazzman George Gagliardi…and “I Once Knew A Fella,” which is both a hilarious female sexual empowerment anthem and a tribute to the raucous lounge-jazz of legendary Vegas wildman Sam Butera of Louis Prima fame. Butera was a one-time bandmate of Laura’s late father, big band sax prodigy Billy Ainsworth, who helped form her unique retro musical tastes. A rare family photo of Butera and her dad performing together adorns the inside CD cover.

So sit back and savor this New Vintage of Laura Ainsworth, from its smoky opening to its bold finish. Warning: Contents can be intoxicating…



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