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Underbart vacker musik som mjukt bäddar in tanke och sinne och ger en behaglig känsla av harmoni och balans i både kropp och själ. Musik med mjuka infl uenser från världens alla hörn komponerad och framförd av mästare på området, t ex Jon Mark, Philip Riley och Michael Atkinson.

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Jazzinspirerad musik för harmoni och balans

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På denna samlings-CD med musik ur skivmärket White Clouds katalog ingår lugna, avslappnade låtar i exotisk stil.

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FITZGERALD, ELLA (1917 - 1996)
Ella Jane Fitzgerald “Lady Ella”

Ella Jane Fitzgerald was born in Newport News City, Warwick County, Virginia, on 25 April 1917. During her early childhood she and her siblings were abandoned by their truck-driver father to the devices of their laundress mother, Tempie, but despite poverty and less-than-equal odds, Ella stayed cheerful. A member of her school glee club, she also sang in the Bethany African Methodist Episcopal Church Choir, soon mastered the piano and listened avidly to the radio where she heard – and learned by heart – all the latest tunes from the Boswells and her hero Louis Armstrong.

Throughout her long career, her interpretative instinct never deserted her: elegant yet spontaneous, she became Number One among jazz-singers, although she vehemently rejected so restricting a label, seeing herself in the broader rôle of ‘singer of popular songs’. Whatever the repertoire, however, scat or ballad, none can outshine her innate sense of rhythm, technical security and identification over such a wide range of styles.

--Peter Dempsey, 2003

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ELLINGTON, DUKE (1899 - 1974)
Edward Kennedy Ellington
Composer, Bandleader, Pianist

Duke Ellington is one of the premier musicians of the 20th century. Books have been written about him, his image is on a U.S. postal stamp, he has been honored with doctorates and the Presidential Medal of Honor, and the anniversary of his 100th birthday occasioned a nationwide Centennial.

His contributions to the jazz genre are many. His bands in the’ 20s and ‘30s introduced “jungle music” which incorporated African influences. Ellington was more conscious of musical form than his predecessors. He thought in orchestral terms, using the band as his instrument. He wrote specifically for his musicians, drawing on their talents as soloists and ensemble players to create the “Ellington effect,” so-called by Billy Strayhorn. He used instruments in unusual roles within the band and rarely soloed on piano, preferring the role of arranger. Because Ellington was forward looking musically he was able to keep his band together until his death when his son Mercer took over. Many of its members were with him for three decades.

Ellington’s band gained notoriety at Harlem’s Cotton Club in 1927. The band went to Hollywood in 1930 to make the film Check and Double Check and that same year Duke received recognition as a composer for “Mood Indigo.” His band made several European tours, and in 1943 he premiered the first of his extended compositions, “Black, Brown and Beige.”

In 1959 Ellington scored the film Anatomy of a Murder in which he also played the role of a pianist named Pie Eye. In his later years he devoted himself to composing “sacred concerts” which were complex pieces to perform because of the personnel required: orchestra, choirs, soloists and dancers.

A partial list of his memorable compositions must include: “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing” (1932), “Sophisticated Lady” (1933), “In A Sentimental Mood” (1935), “Prelude To A Kiss” (1938), “I Got It Bad (And That Ain’t Good)” (1941), “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” (1942), “I’m Beginning To See The Light” (1944), and “Satin Doll” (1953).

-- Sandra Burlingame

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LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1901 - 1971)
Louis Daniel Armstrong “Satchmo” (Satchel Mouth)
Trumpeter, Vocalist

Louis Armstrong is synonymous with jazz. One of its first proponents and shapers, his technical superiority, spontaneity, and creativity gave life to the music and influenced everyone that came after him. He grew up in New Orleans where he learned to play cornet in reform school and absorbed all of the music around him in the port city. He played around New Orleans in several bands and joined “King” Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band in Chicago in 1922. In 1925 he recorded his famous Hot Five and Hot Seven sessions.

By 1929 Armstrong was a big star, touring the U.S. and the continent with his bands. His singing style became as popular as his trumpet playing. He appeared on Broadway in Swingin’ the Dream (1938) where he and Maxine Sullivan introduced “Darn that Dream.” In 1947, as public tastes in music changed, his big band was disbanded and the small group, Louis Armstrong Allstars, was formed and toured the world for 20 years, earning “Pops” the honorary title of “America’s Ambassador”.

Armstrong was a frequent guest on TV specials and made two dozen films, one of his most charming with Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, High Society (1956).

-- Sandra Burlingame

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HOLIDAY, BILLIE (1915 - 1959)
Eleonora De Viese
Jazz Singer

Billie Holiday is considered the world’s greatest jazz singer, impossible to imitate but hugely influential. Born into poverty, she worked as a young girl in a brothel where she heard the recordings of Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong and developed her own singing style. With a small voice and limited range, she could put more emotion into a song and swing it harder with her phrasing than more gifted vocalists. Her early recordings can make you weep, and as she aged prematurely from heroin addiction, alcohol, and abusive relationships, her voice lost much of its elasticity but none of its emotion.

Promoter John Hammond discovered and recorded her with Benny Goodman in 1933 and Teddy Wilson in 1935. After a brief stint with the Basie band in 1937, she toured the South with Artie Shaw’s all-white band in 1938, experiencing racism first-hand. Billie was a musician’s singer, attracting the finest instrumentalists, among them Lester Young whose style on saxophone much resembled Billie’s. They became lifelong friends—she called him “Pres,” short for “The President,” and he named her “Lady Day.”

Billie introduced many songs, among them “Easy Living” (1937), “Fine and Mellow” (1939), “God Bless the Child,” (1941) and “Lover Man” (1944) with which she had a big hit. “Good Morning Heartache”(1945) and “Don’t Explain” (1946) are also inextricably linked to her. An entire book has been written about just one song, “Strange Fruit,” which Billie introduced at Café Society in 1939. Its gruesome lyrics by Abel Meeropol are the strongest indictment of racism ever penned.

To perceive the magic that was Billie one need only watch her 1957 television appearance on The Sound of Jazz with Young, Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins, Gerry Mulligan and Roy Eldridge. Her empathy with “Pres” on “Fine and Mellow” is sheer ecstasy.

-- Sandra Burlingame

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