Sarah and Ella Sing Gershwin Sept. 23, 2012 3-6pm Both Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan recorded Gershwin songbook albums in the late 1950s. The first hour of Voices in Jazz this week will feature recordings from both of these famous jazz singers.
Each will sing stunning versions of “Embraceable You” – and even Louis Armstrong gets to squeeze in a couple of duets with Ella. Also, a rebroadcast of an interview with Carolyn Nelson, a Philadelphia-area singer performing songs from her Come A Little Closer CD. Sunday, September 23rd, 3 to 6 pm on the all-jazz stream and WRTI HD-2.
One of my personal favorite tunes from the CD, Just One of Those Things, was on Curt Snook’s playlist for July 7:
Radio host, Carl Stewart will be playing cuts from Come a Little Closer on his weekly program, The Jazz Caravan, from San Antonio, TX. The Jazz Caravan surveys classic and new jazz in a thematic format usually targeting a specific region of the country. This week is Carl’s return to Philadelphia jazz and he will be playing music from Philly legends Lee Morgan and Stan Getz and the music of current artists like Phyllis Chapell and Carolyn Nelson. Tune in live at http://web.krtu.org/ or listen to the show anytime up until Fri May 27 using their Playback feature. The show airs at 7am (local time) Saturday mornings which is 9am on the East Coast.
Come a Little Closer was written up by a reviewer who goes by the name of “Slim” in the eponymous Slim’s Spins column. This quarter she reviews 6 CDs all by female vocalists, “in order from bad to best. Yeah, I said that!” Fasten your seatbelt, Ms. Slim doesn’t candy coat it! At least you can tell I didn’t pay for the review I am pleased that my CD got a listen and a mention in such a prestigious publication, given that I’ve heard that radio hosts and reviewers get upwards of 50 CDs a week. My CD ranked third (on the ‘best’ side of the scale!)
“CAROLYN NELSON firmly enters into Jazz territory on COME A LITTLE CLOSER (Carolyn Nelson, S/R). While neither her repertoire nor rendition cover any new ground, at least she comes packing energy. Nelson teams up with vocalists Wendy Simon and Paul Jost for a Lambert, Hendricks & Ross-like rendition of “Four.”… ”
2011. www.cadencebuilding.com ph: 315-287-2852
Many thanks to Steph Stringer for including songs from “Come a Little Closer” on her program, Infinite Variety.
Come a Little Closer is the #4 best-selling CD in the Crooner/Vocals category on CDBaby:
Thank you to these stations and hosts for their continued support of Carolyn’s music:
Jim Wilke on his nationally syndicated radio program http://www.jazzafterhours.org/795.html
For Saturday, April 2, 2011
5:13:14 – Matt Nelson – Quiet Love (and sunshine) – Nostalgiamaniac – Chicago Sessions
5:20:31 – Carolyn Nelson – It’s All Right With Me – Come A Little Closer – Carolyn Nelson
5:25:28 – Kai Winding & J.J.Johnson – It’s All Right With Me – “nuf said” – Bethlehem/Avalon
WCVE Richmond, VA http://www.ideastations.org/radio/playlist/jazz-playlist-wednesday-march-16-2011
John Segers on Afternoon Jazz at WUCF Orland, FL http://wucf.org/playlist%20files/lists%5CPL_110323.htm
KSDS Jazz88.3 San Diego, CA http://ksds.liveradiolog.com/playlist/2011/3/24/true/
Carolyn’s CD received some nice airplay in March on WCVE Richmond, VA:
Suzanne Lorge announced the release of Carolyn’s CD, Come a Little Closer, in her VoxNews column in the March issue of the NYC Jazz Record, saying: ”Carolyn Nelson has been singing professionally for awhile but only just this year released her first CD of standards, Come a Little Closer (s/r). It’s a laudable debut that features Nelson’s precise musicianship and bright sound.” http://nycjazzrecord.com/issues/tnycjr201103.pdf pg 11.