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?