To the Ladies of Cool

To the Ladies of Cool

by Kathy Kosins


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Kathy Kosins is the rare jazz vocalist who chooses to salute earlier singers by mostly picking less familiar songs they recorded while also putting her individual stamp on them. Pianist Tamir Hendelman, a brilliant accompanist on some of her earlier recordings, provided the arrangements, and the talented cast includes guitarist Graham Dechter, multi-reed player Steve Wilkerson, drummer Bob Leatherbarrow (who doubles on vibes), and trumpeter/flügelhornist Gilbert Castellanos. Kosins has a bit of an R&B flavor in her alto voice, crisp enunciation, and the ability to swing, as best demonstrated in the breezy take of "Nightbird" and the bluesy late-night flavor of "Don't Wait Up for Me," along with her shimmering setting of "November Twilight." Kosins' sassy, playful side is on display in Duke Ellington's World War II-era "Kissing Bug" and in the hip lyric she wrote for Johnny Mandel's tasty "Hershey Bar," renamed "Hershey's Kisses." One obscurity that she rescues from the archive of forgotten gems is the Henry Mancini/Bobby Troup composition "Free and Easy," showcasing Hendelman and Dechter in top form as well.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
Label: Resonance Records
UPC: 0724101961625
catalogNumber: 1018
Rank: 167123

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kathy Kosins   Primary Artist,Vocals
Steve Wilkerson   Woodwind
Kevin Axt   Bass
Gilbert Castellanos   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Paul Keller   Bass
Bob Leatherbarrow   Drums,Vibes
Tamir Hendelman   Piano
Graham Dechter   Guitar

Technical Credits

Will Friedwald   Liner Notes
George Klabin   Engineer,Executive Producer
Kathy Kosins   Producer,Liner Notes
Silvers   Composer
Tamir Hendelman   Arranger
B. Goodman   Composer
W. Hirsch   Composer
Fran Gala   Engineer
Judy Elyias   Cover Photo

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