Jane Fielding – Jazz Trio For Voice, Piano, And String Bass And Introducing (1956/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 32:00 minutes | 504 MB | Genre: Jazz
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Jane Fielding was only 21 when she made these recordings in 1956. Her voice, low and warm, with a fine phrasing, revealed a natural affinity for jazz, something confirmed by the calibre of the stellar West Coast jazzmen she could call on for these rare examples of her fine talent.
They are the only two albums she recorded for Jazz:West, a small, label based in Hollywood. On the first shes backed by a quality quintet led and arranged by pianist Kenny Drew, with two outstanding saxophonists, altoist Joe Maini and tenor Ted Efantis, and a rhythm section including Leroy Vinnegarsharing bass duties with Paul Chambersand drummer Lawrence Marable. Drews beguiling charts blend beautifully with Janes singing.
The second album, made six months earlier, embraces a more intimate mood, and her musical empathy with Lou Levy and Red Mitchell is confirmed by the jazz-trio effect they achieve.
Included as a bonus are two songs she performed on the Stars of Jazz TV show in 1957. She sings so well on these sessionsand with such an innate feel for jazzthat it makes the fact she enjoyed such a brief career on the mid-fifties West Coast scene all the more extraordinary. And disappointing.