Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A jazzy kind of beat at Chateau Mango



it' a jazz thing

There was a time...long ago, 
before I tied the knot with Mr. H,
that I loved to hang out in piano bars. 
The scene was Manhattan and I would
meet up with friends to sip on a cocktail or two
and listen to great music...mostly jazz.

It has been a long time since I 'lounged' 
and I had forgotten about those days in Manhattan
until I heard the music of Cecile McLorin Salvant.
She brought it all back. 

Chateau Mango is rocking to
the jazzy beat today of Cecile and much more.
I thought a few of you might enjoy the beat too!
(Heather...this one is for you!)




You can view in iTunes here and her website here





and more jazzy beats with...

Billie Holiday ...Body and Soul

Cassandra Wilson ... Red Guitar 


Elaine Elias...Girl Talk

Mary Stallings... Dream Dancing

Gretchen Parlato...Holding Back the Years

and my all time favourite

( Mr. H...this one is for you xx)


Carrying the beat in Central Park in 2012

all that jazz
Manhattan 2012

jazz photos around Manhattan
snapped by me
;)

23 comments:

  1. Oh YES, that's my kind of music too and it reminds me on a bar in Vienna where we always went after a special event. Body and Soul with B.H. is one of my favorite and I also like Etta James. So...if this music doesn't get your heart pumping... check your pulse.

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    1. Will do Rena...and I love the idea of 'lounging' in Vienna.. xx

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  2. Hooray! Thank yooouuuu! Oh, nothing like waking up to a list of jazz to discover to get the day off to an amazing start. :) And I DO know of her--thanks to you! You mentioned her a while back I believe--as soon as I saw those distinguished glasses, her face rang a bell. And that song...is one of my very favorites. I linked to the video of the version in "'Round Midnight" a few posts ago. Great minds...

    And ps. in the version of the last play that I did before I moved to France, "Stop Kiss", Callie, the character that I played, opens the show by dancing all over her living room (and on top of the sofa) to "My Baby Just Cares For Me"--it is a very heavy play so it was so lovely to get it off to such a lively start!

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    1. So glad Heather...I thought it had a familiar ring which is why I probably thought of you right away! Agree, we can all do with a bit of jazz to spice up the day..especially late in the day, whizzing something delicious up in the kitchen..with a glass of vino on the side. :) xx

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    2. Exactly what I am doing right now, my friend!

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  3. Hello Jeanne! We are on the same jazz wavelength - I just had a few days to myself which I put to good use exploring spotify and listening to some wonderful music - Elaine Elias was one of my new 'finds' and I currently have Stacey Kent on in the kitchen......all I need now is the glass of vino on the side! Loving all your news from Tahilla Farm & think of you often....love susie x

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    1. Susie...so happy to see your smiling face again! Elane Elias is new to me and I am off to discover Stacey Kent..thank you. Miss you in blogland.. xx

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  4. thank you for introducing me to cecile! + love jazz + that piano player is something else + just sent this to a friend who has a publishing company. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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    1. So happy to discover a fellow jazz lover Peggy..why am I not surprised? :)

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  5. Oooh boy! New music. Thank you. You know I trust your taste completely.
    And I'm a serious Billie Holiday fan.
    Moonlight in Vermont sends me right over the edge.
    Makes me think of fairy lights and apple pie.

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    1. and we love fairy lights and apple pie..and moonlight of any kind. xx

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  6. I am a huge fan of Nina Simone! Every time I listen to Jazz I am reminded of my dad, he loves it and would play it often at home. My mother and grandmother instilled a love of opera and classical music.

    Thank you for sharing your memories and your music and for bringing back some special ones for me on this rainy windy night.

    Take care dear Jeanne. xoxo Elizabeth

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    1. Perfect for a rainy and windy night Elizabeth...xx

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  7. I like your style Jeanne! There is nothing like a little jazz on a cold rainy evening. I am enjoying this very much! ♥

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    1. So glad Danielle! Thank you for stopping by..nothing like a few soulful tunes to complete a rainy evening...in New England. :)

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  8. Dear Jeanne,
    My Dad played saxophone and clarinet so, I'm with you all the way and Nina Simone is one of my favourites too....... 'I put a spell on you ' , ' Sinner Man ' etc. etc !! Wonderful. XXXX

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    1. I had a feeling you would be a Nina Simone fan Jackie..love that your Dad played the saxophone and clarinet! xx

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  9. Hi Jeanne,
    I just finished an eCourse on Beethoven's paino sonatas. Your jazz selections wake me up-that there is another kind of music that I used to listen to often.Thank you.
    Best regards,
    edgar

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    1. So glad Edgar..Beethoven is pretty wonderul too! I am intrigued...an eCourse on Beethoven, what a great idea..

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  10. Nina Simone, Burt Bacharat.. Trad Jazz. Billie Holiday..
    Love the outfit. I can just imagine you there in jazzy Manhatten
    I am a lover of music Jeanne.. my father was a musician... his instrument was the trombone.. he played big band music.
    Sending best wishes to you there in Mango house..
    val x x x ....-thanks for coming over my blog and leaving your kind comment..

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    1. So many father's that were musicians in the comments for this post. I love that! Thank you Valierie..best wishes for a wonderful weekend.. xx

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  11. Thank you, Jeanne! I have enjoyed dipping my toes into jazz over the years but did not pursue my fascination until recently, when a professional jazz saxophonist moved into our neighborhood from NYC and began inviting neighbors to his gigs. I'm hooked and will enjoy all of this playlist for as long as I'm around. Appreciatively as always, Leslie (just now catching up with some posts missed over the last few very busy months)

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  12. simple joys are the best <3 a JAZZY WINTER DAY!!!
    Maria

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