Eve Cornelious

I Feel Like Some Jazz Today

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The title of this CD is a little ironic since Eve Cornelious is an obvious jazz singer, and a very good one. She teams up with her husband (pianist Chip Crawford) and various local players (mostly from North Carolina) of whom bassist Michael Howell and veteran trumpeter Ray Codrington are best known. Various songs are dedicated to Miles Davis ("My Funny Valentine"), Carmen McRae, Esther Phillips, Betty Carter, and Ella Fitzgerald ("Air Mail Special") with the repertoire being mostly standards plus a couple originals and new lyrics to Miles Davis' "Flamenco Sketches." Eve Cornelious' warm voice and swinging style makes one wonder why she is not a lot more famous. Recommended.

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