This Joint's Too Hip For Me (Digipack)
  • Myriam Swanson
    Myriam Swanson

Magnolia

This Joint's Too Hip For Me (Digipack)

Swing Alley

Personnel:
Myriam Swanson (vcl), Francesc Capella (p), Paco Weht (b), Xavi Hinojosa (d)

Reference: SA 038

Bar code: 8427328450386

Album details

Personnel:
Myriam Swanson (vocals), Francesc Capella (piano), Paco Weht (bass), Xavi Hinojosa (drums).
Recorded, mixed & mastered at SDS Studio, Barcelona, 2018

Sound engineer: Marc Tena
Photos by Noemí Elías Bascuñana
Design: Jettoki DB

Produced by Marc Tena & Myriam Swanson
Executive producer: Jordi Pujol

Press reviews

"The Magnolia quartet is led by vocalist and song writer Myriam Swanson, whose varied influences include Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington, Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Her band’s performance is eclectic, combining elements of 30s Broadway, Cole Porter musicals, mainstream jazz, Latin jazz and rhythm & blues.

Outside the band, Swanson also specialises in singing early blues with guitarist Amadeu Casas and for several years she was the leading artiste in Barcelona’s Taboo-Burlesque Nights at the Sala Apolo.

Six of the 13 numbers on this likeable album are catchy originals composed by Swanson in collaboration with members of her band, particularly pianist Francesc Capella. The other seven are by writers including Nellie Lutcher, Shorty Long and Susan Heather, Hoffman and Manning, Arlen and Capote and the title track, This Joint’s Too Hip For Me by boogie woogie pianist and singer Betty Hall Jones.

Swanson has a remarkably expressive and versatile voice. In You Could Be My Next Mistake for instance, she sounds just like Billy Holiday. Throughout the album she is superbly supported by Capella on piano (who has accompanied Sheila Jordan, Johnny Griffin and Scott Hamilton), Paco Weht on bass and Xavi Hinojosa on drums. It’s a happy, uplifting and foot-tapping set – instantly engaging and maintains full interest throughout."

Brian Payne (April 16, 2019)
https://jazzjournal.co.uk

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$12.31  (tax incl.)

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