Jul 072014

MollyJohnson-03ah vacation!  a time to travel and, when resting up from a tiring day seeing friends, listening to a bit of music and relaxing before going out again in the evening.

‘plaz_restore’ shared this back in 2011… a fantastic show, with a couple of songs that really stand out for me.  the back to back versions of “rain” (by molly johnson & steve mackinnon) and then bobbie gentry’s “ode to billy joe” just knock me out.

molly johnson quartet
walker theatre (a.k.a the burton cummings theatre for the performing arts)
winnipeg, manitoba, canada
27 february 2010

molly johnson – vocals
phil dwyer – piano
davide direnzo – drums
mike downes – bass

01 but not for me (george gershwin) 5:34
02 monkey (steve mackinnon) 5:38
03 if you know love (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 3:27
04 waste some time (marc jordan, steve mackinnon) 5:48
05 lola (richard alder) 4:30
06 sticks and stones (mike downes, molly johnson) 4:39
07 lucky (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 4:01
08 rain (molly johnson, steve mackinnon) 5:07
09 ode to billy joe (bobbie gentry) 6:57
10 mean to me (fred ahlert) 6:04
11 miss celle’s blues (quincy jones, linel richie) 6:18
runtime: 58:09

broadcast: ‘canada live’ on cbc radio two
mpeg ii, layer 1 (192 kb/s, 48 khz, stereo)
recorded and edited at 44.1 khz suitable for cd audio
lineage: l-band broadcast > dab receiver > hd @ 44.1 khz > edit > flac(lvl8)

molly johnson is renown as one of canada’s great jazz vocalists. from nightclubs and bars from coast-to-coast, to leading theatres and concert halls around the world, her luscious voice continues to wow audiences. after creating much original music she turned her attention to jazz standards on her most recent album, “lucky”. it won the 2009 juno for best vocal jazz album and also received the 2009 national jazz award for best female vocalist. molly is the weekend host of cbc’s “radio 2 morning” program (www.cbc.ca) and an occasional guest host for toronto’s jazzfm. joining molly in this quartet are three stellar toronto-area jazz players: pianist phil dwyer, drummer davide direnzo, and bassist mike downes.

sample:  t08 lucky.mp3

download: MollyJohnsonQuartet_2010-02-27_Winnipeg_ManitobaCAN.zip

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