Friday, January 06, 2006

Anita O'Day's new CD

"New releases and Info:

Anita's NEW CD will be out April 18, 2006. We have finished CD. It is entitled, "Indestructible Anita O'Day". With Eddie Locke, Chip Jackson, Roswell Rudd, Lafayette Harris, Tommy Morimoto and the great Joe Wider and a few others! It is in the classic style of the 60's Blue Note sound.

Anita's vocals are raw, honest and the have the wisdom of an 86 year-old women who has seen and been through more life than most of us ever will...Listening samples...coming very soon. If I must say so myself...this is the best record she has made in many many years. We recorded it three times, the third being the charm. The last sessions are with the great musicians listed above. They swing, she swings and so does the cd, It has 11 songs. 10 vocals and one instrumental. We did a version of Duke Ellington's, A Slip of the Lip Might Sink a Ship- John Colliani's amazing intense piano in a Louis Prima style will get all you swing dancers on your feet. John also plays on Is You Is and Gimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Scotch, we took liberties here, Anita and I re-wrote the lyrics to suit her tastes at the time. I can't wait for you to hear this record by this amazing 86 year-old master. The cover is a photo by Travis Anderson, a really great photographer from Minnesota. You can hear a audio bite from Blues Skies. Click on Blue Skies to the right."

(from her site)