Stephanie Nakasian - Billie Remembered (2009)
Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 39 min | 104 MB
Label: Inner City Records | Rel: 2009
Ever since she chose jazz singing over trading currency futures on Wall Street, Stephanie Nakasian has been one of the top singers in jazz, in addition to being an influential educator. Her extroverted style, influenced by both Ella Fitzgerald and bebop, is both accessible and adventurous, she is always in-tune, and she swings at every tempo. While she is not as famous as she deserves, she is well known and respected in the jazz world. Irv Kratka, the founder of Inner City Records and Music Minus One, thought it would be a great idea if Stephanie recorded a full set of music in Billie Holiday's style. Stephanie knew right away that this would be difficult but was up for the challenge. "Billie Holiday is an advanced study. Her rhythm, which is often behind-the-beat, is not laidback and it actually has a lot of drive.