Jenny Evans: Be What You Want To

Jenny Evans: Be What You Want To
Title: Be What You Want To
Label: Edition Collage

Jenny Evans can look back on a forty year career as a jazz vocalist. Starting with trad jazz she soon became adept at singing head arrangements of a multitude of jazz standards, always interpreting them in her own personal style. Yet this was not enough - she was looking for new spheres: ethnic music, classical and Baroque themes, discovering barely known jazz pieces. Jenny then, anew, started to listen to tunes by British rock and pop musicians of the 1960s and 70s and she was surprised how jazzy the musicians played: Alexis Korner and John Mayall had already brought jazz elements to the British blues scene. Cream's drummer Ginger Baker and guitar player Eric Clapton, as well as Jethro Tull's flautist Ian Anderson followed suit. Groups like The Rolling Stones and The Animals were already established stars. After all, jazz and swing was pop music before it was over-shadowed by beat and rock and roll. In her project "Be What You Want To" Jenny Evans gives her personal rendition of songs from this innovative era. Pop standards by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and Jethro Tull and also by Sting and The Eurythmics inspired Jenny and gave her the opportunity to interpret them in her own jazz style. Her clear yet warm-toned voice shows another side of these pop gems. Indian influences coined by her own family (Jenny's mother was born in India) open the door to other streams of music. English jazz vocalist Jenny Evans is, once again, being what she wants to.

1.1 Sunshine of Your Love
1.2 Be What You Want to
1.3 Paint It Black
1.4 Englishman in New York
1.5 She's Leaving Home
1.6 Living in the Past
1.7 Oh Darling
1.8 It's Allright
1.9 Death of a Clown
1.10 Star Song
1.11 A Hard Day's Night

Jenny Evans: Be What You Want To

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