This spring, my musical balance was awobble as I bought some pop music. I’ve been accumulating more music this summer, and my normal musical balance has been upended a bit as well.
As you might remember, gentle reader, my CD purchases tend to even out between heavy metal and jazz songbirds. However, I seem to have broadened my purchases a bit as I have bought some male jazz performers as well.
Since March, I have bought:
- Artemis by Artemis; not a jazz song bird per se as it is a women’s jazz supergroup of sorts
- The Story of Jaz by Jazmin Ghent, singer and saxophonist
- Italia by Chris Botti, trumpeter
- When I Fall In Love by Chris Botti
- No More Hollywood Endings by Battle Beast
- Bringer Of Pain by Battle Beast
- In The Shadows Of Things by Walk in Darkness
- Winterbane by Frozen Crown
- Coevolve by Kayla Waters
- odd sting & intrigue by Kanon Wakeshima
- All Rise (Jewelcase) by Gregory Porter, from whom WSIE plays plenty lately
- This Is Christmas by Anita Rosamond, local to St. Louis–WSIE played something of hers, which reminded me I probably did not have her whole collection
- Higher and Higher by Anita Rosamond; I bought these from her Web site, so I got a little note for my collection
So, we have 5 female jazz singers; 4 metal bands with women lead singers; 1 jazz male singer, 2 male jazz trumpeter, and 1 Japanese pop cellist.
Also, when I played one of the Chris Botti albums whilst reading in the evening, my beautiful wife said, “He’s not a woman.” So apparently she has discovered my musical predilections–pretty women on the cover or performing. Although not exclusively.
So who can resist CDs with these lovely women on the cover?
Noora Louhimo of Battle Beast
Nicoletta Rosellini of Walk in Darkness
Jade Etro of Frozen Crown
Whether they sound as pretty as they look or even prettier, I leave to your aesthetic judgment, gentle reader.