Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington, Anita O'Day are the Queens of Jazz, Blues and Swing.
This epic 15-track album pays tribute to these three pioneering vocalists of the early to mid 20th Century, three inspirational Musical Giants that made their mark and blazed the train for those that followed.
More than just a standard tribute album, this homage is an uplifting spectacle of a classics presented in an intelligent bright, fresh and diverse style. These icons of jazz lived and suffered through the all too familiar dark back stories of tragic, traumatic and tormented early years and Summers taps into her own agonising experiences to deliver beauty in sadness, cheekiness in lively and raw emotion in blues.
Songs on the album - Angel Eyes, A Tisket A Tasket, Cheek To Cheek, Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered, Our Love Is Here, What A Difference A Day Makes, Mad About The Boy, Lover Man, What Is This Thing Called Love, You’re The Top, Let’s Face The Music & Dance, But Not For Me, Taking A Chance On Love, Love For Sale, I Get A Kick Out of You and All of Me.
Summers’ has drawn from these icons of jazz in her career and shows how comfortable she is with presenting respectful twists on old favourites. She honours these songs by singing them in a way synonymous to how they were first performed, reminding listeners why they fell in love with this music in the first place. It doesn’t hurt that the musicians accompanying her are some of the finest in Australia's West Coast Jazz Scene.
UK-born vocalist Cathrine Summers is acclaimed for her rich timbre and broad vocal range. She’s also known for her ‘instantly familiar’ candour, often weaving tid-bits of rich musical history from bygone eras into her live-performances. She has a uniquely versatile tone that delivers warmth with a soft, floaty quality, as well as a raspy, deep and bluesy sound that comes through rather nicely on this album - we hope you enjoy!