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"THE GREAT AMERICAN
songs of the 40s and 50s
SAYING IT WITH JAZZ
a talent management
and production company,
owned and operated by
WITH JAZZ, the importance of lyrics"
A one hour video featuring jazz vocalists Carmen McRae, Lorez
Alexandria, Carol Sloane, Etta Jones, Madeline Eastman, and Rebecca
Parris. With comments by Carl Jefferson, Bob Parlocha, Orrin Keepnews,
Joe Williams, Shirley Horn, and Sonny Buxton. Narrated by Al Young.
"Of all the stars in the firmament, singers are the least understood.
But when we hear gifted divas not only
sing, but talk, clouds lift. Probing the intertwined questions of how
and why singers communicate, director Joan Merrill gets to the essence
of 'saying it with jazz.'"
Chuck Berg, Jazz Times
"You get the feeling that none of these singers would be here if not
for Carmen McRae, whose phrasing and interpretation were unparalleled"
- Robin Tolleson, Down Beat
"A moving glimpse of six women who combine musicianship with soul,
tenderness with guts...a valuable document of the jazz voice."
--James Gavin, jazz writer
"a highly professional, enjoyable, informative contribution to the
library of video jazz." -- Grover Sales, jazz writer
DVD or VHS available for purchase on this site only.
Contact Joan Merrill,
Price $ 20.00 & free shipping (USA only)
Send check to Joan Merrill, SIWJ
15600 NE 8th St. Ste. B-1
Bellevue, WA 98008
FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE
Joan Merrill, Producer