Connie Evingson

Connie Evingson - Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (2003)

Connie Evingson - Let It Be Jazz: Connie Evingson Sings the Beatles (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image+.cue, log) | 01:06:31 min | Cover included | 410 mb
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz / Label: Summit Records

Connie Evingson isn't the first person to provide a vocal jazz tribute to the Beatles; over the years, everyone from Sarah Vaughan to Czech singer Peter Lipa has interpreted the John Lennon/Paul McCartney songbook. But Let It Be Jazz, the Minneapolis resident's fifth album, is among the more creatively successful..

Connie Evingson - I Have Dreamed (1995)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Aug. 16, 2015
Connie Evingson - I Have Dreamed (1995)

Connie Evingson - I Have Dreamed (1995)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 55:27 | 135 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Original Cast

For her first album under her name, Connie Evingson has chosen Broadway musicals as the session's theme, with a heavy dose of melodies written by Lerner and Loewe. Fortunately, rather than just parroting the way these gems were performed in their original settings, Evingson has adopted unique arrangements to present this well-known music in a very novel and entertaining manner. She is joined in this endeavor with outstanding musicians from Minnesota's Twin Cities area, who happily engage with her as they present material from some of the Great White Way's finest musical moments. "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" from My Fair Lady is done as a torch song with Sanford Moore's piano creating the necessary melancholia…

Connie Evingson - Some Cats Know (1999)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Nov. 4, 2014
Connie Evingson - Some Cats Know (1999)

Connie Evingson - Some Cats Know (1999)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 13 Tracks | 67:50 | 151 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Minnehaha Music

Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson is joined by a true all-star cast for Some Cats Know: Ray Brown, Al Grey, Doc Severinsen, and Jimmy Hamilton, to name a few. (Evingson's usual Minneapolis-based band is on hand as well, including Sanford Moore on piano, Terry Moore on bass, and Dave Karr on saxophone.) The song list is great, too: "I've Got the World on a String," "Yesterday/Yesterdays" (crossing Lennon-McCartney with Kern-Harbach), "All the Things You Are," "'Round Midnight," and "Anthropology." Highlights include a lickety-split Cole Porter melody of "I Love Paris" and "It's Alright with Me" punctuated by bursts of scat, sax, and percussion, and a lilting "Bluesette" with composer Toots Thielemans guesting on harmonica. (David Horiuchi)

Connie Evingson - Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee (1999)  Music

Posted by DjangoTiger at Oct. 17, 2014
Connie Evingson - Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee (1999)

Connie Evingson - Fever - A Tribute to Peggy Lee (1999)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 12 Tracks | 50:35 | 116 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Minnehaha Music

It's a daunting task to record a tribute album to a legend like Peggy Lee, if for no other reason than every song will be compared to the original, but Minneapolis-based Connie Evingson does it, and does it well. While she uses similar arrangements, she doesn't try to sound like Lee. Her voice is deep and sultry like Lee's, but it's also somewhat lighter. To her credit, Evingson's tribute is not only to songs that Lee sang, but to those she wrote, reminding us that the multitalented Ms. Lee was also a composer of some note…

Connie Evingson - Sweet Happy Life (2012)  Music

Posted by mark70 at July 5, 2012
Connie Evingson - Sweet Happy Life (2012)

Connie Evingson - Sweet Happy Life (2012)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 78:13 min | 182 MB
Genre: Vocal Jazz | Label: Minnehaha Music

Connie Evingson may have just released the best album of her career to date, which is saying a lot. In 2009, she told MinnPost about her interest in Norman Gimbel, an Oscar- and Grammy-winning lyricist whose name has largely been forgotten but whose songs The Girl from Ipanema, Killing Me Softly with His Song, I Will Wait for You are part of the canon. Her new CD, Sweet Happy Life, is the first all-Gimbel album ever recorded, and it is delicious. Hip-swinging samba and bossa nova, sensuous love songs ( his gaze swept over me like a slow hot wind ), and a song by Antonio Jobim with never-before-recorded lyrics by Gimbel.
Connie Evingson - Little Did I Dream: Songs by Dave Frishberg (2008)

Connie Evingson - Little Did I Dream: Songs by Dave Frishberg (2008)
EAC rip | FLAC image + cue + log + scans / MP3 320 kbps | 00:52:12 | 331 / 121 MB (3% rec.)
Vocal Jazz | Label: Minnehaha Music

Connie Evingson, who has recorded a number of CDs for her Minnehaha music label, is clearly deserving of wider recognition with this delightful Dave Frishberg songbook. Evingson captures the essence of Frishberg's lyrics, appropriately sassy in "Peel Me a Grape" (without overdoing it), delighting in the exotic "Zanzibar" (with Karr switching to flute), and swinging like mad in "Can't Take You Nowhere" (a signature lyric by Frishberg, a vocal adaptation of an old Tiny Kahn song called "T.N.T.").

Connie Evingson & The Hot Club Of Sweden - Stockholm Sweetnin'  Music

Posted by alionaglam at March 17, 2011
Connie Evingson & The Hot Club Of Sweden - Stockholm Sweetnin'

Connie Evingson & The Hot Club Of Sweden - Stockholm Sweetnin'
Minnehaha Music | MP3 320 Kbps | Original Release Date: July 5, 2006 | 1:01:19 | 154 mb
Genre: Gypsy, Swing, Jazz, Manouche | Label: Minnehaha Music

Recorded in Stockholm with the Hot Club of Sweden, "Stockholm Sweetnin' " is the follow up to Connie Evingson's highly successful tribute to Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli, "Gypsy in My Soul". Like 'Gypsy in My Soul", "Stockholm Sweetnin' " features tunes typical in the hot club genre ("After You've Gone" , "If I Had You") as well as unlikely adaptations (Abbey Lincoln's "Throw it Away", Michel Legrand's "Windmills of Your Mind").
Connie Evingson & The Hot Club Of Sweden - Stockholm Sweetnin' (2006) {Repost}

Connie Evingson & The Hot Club Of Sweden - Stockholm Sweetnin' (2006)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 15 Tracks | 64:05 | 131 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Swing, Gypsy Swing | Label: Minnehaha Music

Jazz vocalist Connie Evingson is known for taking divergent musical paths. Her eclectic catalog of recordings for Minnehaha Music covers such varied themes as Peggy Lee, the Beatles, jazz elders, and most recently, "hot club" music a la Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli (Gypsy in My Soul, '04). Anticipating her next release, one would expect Evingson's music to take another divergent turn. But a chance meeting with a young hot club group from Sweden inspired her to delve deeper into the Django style before moving in a new direction…
Connie Evingson and the John Jorgenson Quintet - All the Cats Join In (2014)

Connie Evingson and the John Jorgenson Quintet - All the Cats Join In (2014)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 14 Tracks | 55:38 | 129 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Minnehaha Music

An eclectic collection of songs performed by one of the best hot club / gypsy jazz groups in the world. Marking her tenth release on Minnehaha Music and third record in the hot club style of Django Reinhardt, vocalist Connie Evingson teams up with one of the leading groups in the hot club genre, the John Jorgenson Quintet. “I knew I wanted to work with this fabulous band when I first heard them at Djangofest orthwest,” says Evingson. “We performed together in Minneapolis a year later and had so much fun, we decided to make this record.”…

VA - The Beatles In Jazz: A Jazz Tribute To The Beatles (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Dec. 11, 2016
VA - The Beatles In Jazz: A Jazz Tribute To The Beatles (2016)

VA - The Beatles In Jazz: A Jazz Tribute To The Beatles (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:37:38 | 370 Mb
Genre: Jazz, Pop / Label: Wagram Music

Jazz artists over the decades have often relied on pop songs. It should come as no surprise, then, that the rich and varied songbook of the Beatles, rail if ever there were one, should serve the next generation of jazz artists in the same way. This set features several artists reimagining classic Beatles tunes in a jazz.