terça-feira, 24 de junho de 2008
Chaka Khan - 7
Quem conhece a Chaka Khan apenas pelos hits "I Feel For You", "I'm Every Woman" e outras que embalaram as pistas da era DISCO, pode ficar surpreso com alguns dos discos que estou postando, como esse abaixo.
Neste disco, Chaka Khan desfila toda a sua voz e atitude numa perfomance jazzistica de qualidade superior. É Jazz pra ninguem btar defeito!!
Aqui ela deixa a Rufus de fora e chama ninguem menos que:
STANLEY CLARKE -- acoustic bass
CHICK COREA -- piano, arrangements
JOE HENDERSON -- tenor saxophone
FREDDIE HUBBARD -- flugelhorn & trumpet
CHAKA KHAN -- vocals
LENNY WHITE -- drums
Preciso dizer mais algo?
Amigo, baixe este discão maravilhoso, chame alguem especial, abra uma garrafa de vinho e pronto... Se não quiser, ouça sozinho mesmo e viaje nesse clássico.
In 1982, soul goddess Chaka Khan did the unexpected when she recorded this excellent, straight-ahead jazz LP. Regrettably, the album was released under the name Echoes of an Era instead of under Khan's own name -- so it wasn't nearly the big seller it probably would have been if Elektra had fully exploited Khan's connection with the project. But while Echoes of an Era was the victim of questionable marketing, it was a creative triumph. Joined by Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Freddie Hubbard on trumpet and flugelhorn, Chick Corea on acoustic piano, Stanley Clarke on upright bass, and Lenny White on drums, Khan demonstrates that she is quite capable of handling hard bop and straight-ahead jazz. Corea, Clarke, and White had all been members of the fusion powerhouse of the '70s Return to Forever, but make no mistake -- Echoes of an Era is very much an acoustic bop date. With White producing and Corea handling the arrangements, the singer swings aggressively and really soars on Thelonious Monk's "I Mean You" and Duke Ellington's "Take the 'A' Train," as well as on "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," "All of Me," and "I Loves You Porgy." In fact, Khan's jazz singing is so strong that one cannot help but wonder what would have happened if jazz had been her dominant direction instead of R&B. ~ Alex Henderson, All Music Guide
Echoes Of An Era - 1982