SatinJazz is an online radio station, licensed and broadcasting through Live365 and iTunes. Our specialized genre is female jazz vocal.
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Sometimes I need to be hit over the head with a double bass to get me to notice the obvious, and if Nicki Parrott was wielding that double bass as well as she plays it and sings, that would be a well executed and deserved blow. I can’t explain why I hadn’t discovered Ms Parrott’s catalogue before last month, when I first playlisted Pick Yourself Up from her collaboration with drummer Eddie Metz, Jr. and pianist Rossano Sportiello on “It’s a Good Day” (Arbors Records, February 2014; ARCD: 19431).
Nicki Parrott’s career began in her native Australia, and has continued and gone on from strength to strength in the US. A look at her bio shows that the long list of those she has learned from and performed with is a glittering who’s who of jazz, including legends such as Les Paul. I’ve been playlisting more tracks from her other albums and compilations, including those shown here, and I’ll continue to add more soon.
This interview includes Nicki Parrott performing Fever, self-accompanied.
Nicki Parrott links
Official site: www.nickiparrott.com
Ooroo records – publisher of her “The Best of Venus: Volume One” compilation – a great introduction to Nicki Parrott’s work, comprising excellent selections from her Venus Records catalogue.
Happy New Year… and it’s a happy second birthday for SatinJazz. Regular listeners who glance at the album covers may have noticed the “New on SatinJazz” logo. I’ve been using this to indicate music being played for the first time on the station. The logo stays on new tracks for about a month.
Next week, I’ll be augmenting the usual playlists with a regular themed hour-long set, with a different topic each time. Of course, all tracks in these sets will still be in the Female Jazz Vocal genre, but they will all share some theme in common. I’ll post the schedule here and on the Live365 station page, once I work out some logistics 😀
I really appreciate everyone who tunes in, and I hope this year is a great one for you and your friends and families.
Wishing good luck to all Grammy nominees, especially those we play on SatinJazz! We currently play 3 of the 5 nominated Best Jazz Vocal Albums.
The Tierney Sutton Band’s “American Road” is nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Also, the track “On Broadway” is nominated for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist”!
Terri Lyne Carrington and her large of ensemble of talented musicians are nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Album” for “The Mosaic Project”!
Karrin Allyson’s “‘Round Midnight” is also nominated for “Best Jazz Vocal Album”!
This week, SatinJazz reached its first “birthday”. If you’re a non-VIP listener, you may have noticed that since just before Christmas you would no longer be hearing many advertisements on the SatinJazz station. I’ve been trialling a new method of broadcasting the stream which allows it to run without ads for all listeners. It has been mostly successful, so I’m committing to continue to run in 2012 as much as possible without ads.
VIP listeners still have the advantage of being able to tune in at any time, even if the “free listener slots” are full. They can also use the desktop player, get no website or mobile player banner ads, can listen from devices such as WD TV Live, etc., and they also support this station and the artists we play.
Here’s another infrequent update on recent (and not-so-recent!) additions to the SatinJazz playlists. Since the last update back in July, I have added tracks from over one hundred new albums (new to SatinJazz, at least, but also some brand new releases), and many tracks from artists I hadn’t featured before (in bold).
Coming this week, brand new music from The Tierney Sutton Band’s new album, American Road.
|Ann Hampton Callaway||At Last|
|Blues in the Night|
|Carmen McRae||Nice Work If You Can Get It|
|Holly Cole Trio||Girl Talk|
|Jacqueline Dankworth||Detour Ahead|
|Jen Chapin||Revisions: The Songs of Stevie Wonder|
|Lizz Wright||The Orchard|
|Nikki Yanofsky||Live In Montreal (DVD)|
|Tales of Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder|
|Patricia Barber||Modern Cool|
|The Cole Porter Mix|
|Stacey Kent||In Love Again|
|Terri Lyne Carrington||The Mosaic Project|
|Tierney Sutton||Dancing in the Dark|
|Bob Belden||When the Doves Cry: The Music of Prince|
|Cassandra Wilson||The Great Ladies of Jazz|
|Catherine Russell||Inside This Heart of Mine|
|Chiara Civello||Last Quarter Moon|
|Christine Hitt||You’d Be Nice to Come Home To|
|Christy Baron||Take This Journey|
|Claire Martin||Offbeat – Live at Ronnie Scott’s Club|
|Claudia Acuna||Rhythm of Life|
|Coco’s Lunch||A Whole New Way Of Getting Dressed|
|Dee Dee Bridgewater||Live at Yoshi’s|
|Dee Dee Bridgewater||Red Earth|
|Diane Schuur||Love Songs|
|Eileen Hunter||Eileen Hunter|
|Elixir||First Seed Ripening|
|Etta James||The Essential Etta James|
|Flying Neutrinos, The||I’d Rather Be in New Orleans|
|Grace Knight||Stormy Weather|
|Jane Monheit||Live at the Rainbow Room|
|Jeri Brown||Firm Roots|
|Karrin Allyson||Round Midnight|
|Laura Fygi||Live at Ronnie Scott’s|
|Linda Ronstadt||Hummin’ to Myself|
|Lorraine Feather||Such Sweet Thunder: Music of the Duke Ellington Orchestra|
|Penelope Sai||Evening Falls|
|Raya Yarbrough||Raya Yarbrough|
|Rosemary Clooney||Greatest Hits|
|Sara Lazarus||Give Me the Simple Life|
|Sarah Moule||A Lazy Kind Of Love|
|It s A Nice Thought|
|Shirley Horn||The Main Ingredient|
|Tina May||I’ll Take Romance|
|Vanessa Rubin||I’m Glad There Is You: A Tribute to Carmen McRae|
|Cassandra Wilson||Belly of the Sun|
|Deborah Cox||Destination Moon|
|Erin Dickins||Nice Girls|
|Jeanine Mackie||the night we called it a day|
|Katie Melua||Call off the Search|
|Piece by Piece|
|Katie Noonan||Before Time Could Change Us|
|Paul McNamara Trio||The Paul McNamara Trio|
|Ranee Lee||The Musicals: Jazz on Broadway|
|Sara Moule||A Lazy Kind of Love|
|Sheila Jordan||Heart Strings|
|Shirley Eikhard||Going Home|
|Stacey Kent||Breakfast On the Morning Tram|
|Sweet Baby J’ai||Evolution|
|The Passion||One Good Reason|
|Nora Jones||Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles|
|Anita Harris Quartet||Moments In Time|
|Cassandra Wilson||Blue Skies|
|Charmaine Clamor||Something Good|
|China Moses||This One’s for Dinah|
|Cindy Scott||Major to Minor|
|Connie Lansberg||High Expectations|
|Deborah Pearl||Souvenir Of You|
|Janet Klein||Paradise Wobble|
|Jeri Brown||April in Paris|
|Michelle Samuels||Across a Crowded Room|
|Susan Krebs||What Am I Here For|
|Tina Arena||Songs of Love & Loss|
|Tina May||Time Will Tell|
You can read the article online here. (flick through to page 32) There are some great photos and an extensive interview.
I’ll soon be adding tracks from Live at Yoshi’s (2010) and Red Earth (2007) to SatinJazz.
It’s been a little too long since my last update. Although things outside SatinJazz have been keeping me very busy, I’ve still been adding new tracks. You can find some brief notes on the recent additions below. As always, I’d enjoy hearing from you whether you have a suggestion, any technical questions, or just to say hello – just send me a shout-out from the station page or simply send me an email directly at the following address:
And while I’m at it, a big hello to a listener in Bethel, Alaska who recently dropped me a line. I’m really glad you’re enjoying the music, thanks so much for your kind words!
I’ve got more CDs arriving in the coming weeks, so I’ll be sure to add the best tracks into the mix on SatinJazz as quickly as I can.
And on to the recent additions….
If you enjoy the Stacey Kent tracks, stay tuned for more music from her albums. I’ll soon be adding tracks from her 2007 album, In Love Again, featuring the music of Richard Rogers (Manhattan, It Might as Well be Spring).
If you like watching YouTubes, have a look at this duet in which Ms Kent sings The Waters of March with 90’s pop/folkstress Suzanne Vega. It isn’t the best pairing I’ve seen (to put it mildly) as Vega is clearly not as familiar with the song and seems to be outside her comfort zone, but Kent carries the performance very nicely.
(And let’s be thankful she’s given up on the “sure” puns.)
Check out the YouTube of her performance of Straighten Up and Fly Right from the 2001 Grammys telecast with Take 6! I’ll be featuring tracks from other albums such as Soulcall, Tales of Wonder, and “Live” very soon.
I’ve been finding more and more albums local Australian artists, many of whom have been signed recently by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, bless their cotton socks. I’ll prepare a separate post about these albums later this week. In the mean time listen out for Sarah McKenzie, Michelle Nicolle, and Lucinda (Peters). I hope you keep enjoying the music on SatinJazz.
I recently upgraded our SatinJazz radio stream from 96kbps mp3pro to 128kbps mp3. For VIP listeners this should be similar quality as before. For free listeners (or VIPs not using mp3pro players) you are receiving a better quality sound than before.
I’ve got new tracks coming this week, from artists such as the Puppini Sisters, Esperenza Spalding, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and new tracks from our regularly featured artists such as Norah Jones, Claire Martin, and Holly Cole.