Women of Jazz [1/02 – 1/08]

02 Jan

This week we’ll explore the feminine side of the most quintessential American music style, Jazz.  Women have broadened the appeal of instrumental jazz since legends such as Ella Fitzgerald first came on the scene, and today, a vibrant group of international female musicians in countries as diverse as Brazil, Mexico, Canada and Greece lend their own flavor to the genre.

1 Madeleine Peyroux Dance Me to the End of Love Careless Love / Women of Jazz Rounder / Putumayo USA / France 4:12
2 Dee Dee Bridgewater Mama Don’t Ever Go Away Red Earth Dee Dee Bridgewater / DDB Records Mali / USA 5:38
3 Amanda Martinez Gracias a la Vida Sola Amanda Martinez Canada / Mexico 4:07
4 Melody Gardot Goodnite Worrisome Heart / Women of Jazz Universal Music Classic / Jazz / Putumayo USA 3:05
5 Cassandra Wilson Lover Come Back to Me Loverly / Women of Jazz Blue Note / Putumayo USA 4:14
6 Banda Aue Lobo Bom Cartao Postal Pygmalion Records Brazil 4:39
7 Della Griffin It Could Happen to You The Very Thought of You / Women of Jazz Savant / Putumayo USA 4:13
8 Dois Irmaos feat. Mariana de Moraes Como Vou Fazer Brazilian Lounge Putumayo Brazil 4:44
9 Hope Waits I’ll Be Satisfied Hope Waits / Women of Jazz RadarProof Records / Putumayo USA 2:57
10 Angelique Kidjo Summertime Rhythms in Common EMI / Capitol Music Benin 4:22
11 Etta Jones Since I Fell for You My Buddy: Songs from Buddy Johnson / Women of Jazz High Note / Putumayo USA 5:59
12 Nama Agapise Me ‘I Ase Me Moni Anamniseis Lyra Greece 3:16
13 Owiyo Suzzana Malaika Yamo Kudho Blue Zebra / Alliance Francaise Kenya 3:37