It was certainly a magical night at the Pawnshop (Stampen) in March, 1976 when a young lady of 81 completely captured and entranced the audience with her stage presence and vibrant personality. Her communication with the musicians and audience combined to elevate her artistry beyond the aural level to include that indefinable ingredient .. atmosphere. This atmosphere was retrieved from our vaults from 31 years ago and like a good wine has aged well as lovers of jazz from the twenties will appreciate.
Eva Taylor is a direct link with the great era of jazz when she was singing with the Clarence Williams Blue Five and also with Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet who were coming to their peak as influential jazz geniuses in the mid twenties.
The band which perfectly complements her artistry is Maggies Blue Five and includes Tomas Örnberg on clarinet & soprano saxophone and Bent Persson, trumpet from Tomas Örnbergs Blue Five and later on, The Swedish Jazz Kings.
Also in the band are Andreas Heymowski - clarinet and bass clarinet, Jens Jesse Lindgren - trombone, Hans Hultman-Boye - piano, Göran Stachewsky - banjo, Lennart Bohm - bass and Margaretha Thalén - vocals.
Super Audio CD
SACD Multi-Channel SACD Layer
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Eva Taylor, vocals
Tomas Örnberg, clarinet, soprano saxophone
Bent Persson, trumpet
Jens Jesse Lindgren, trombone
Andreas Heymowski, clarinet, bass clarinet
Hans Hultman-Boye, piano
Göran Stachewsky, banjo
Lennart Bohm, bass
Margaretha Thalén, vocals (10)
1. Everybody Loves My Baby
2. I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
3. I Found A New Baby
4. Papa De-Da-Da
5. Cake Walkin' Babies From Home
6. Of All The Wrongs You've Done To Me
7. Are They Pickin' On Your Baby
8. Mandy, Make Up Your Mind
9. High Society
10. I'm A Little Blackbird
"What makes this such a great sounding disc is the combination of fabulous acoustic instrumentation, only the voice is amplified, a great venue and real being there ambience in the sound. The presence of Taylor undoubtedly heightened the experience for the audience and band alike with the resulting joy coming through loud and clear on this fabulous transcription. This even was recorded in 1976 but thanks to the quality of engineering and equipment at the time, the tape recorder was a modified Sony TC-756, and that used to transfer it to DSD, EMM Labs converters, it sounds like it could have been made twenty years later. Interestingly the multichannel mix is in 4.1 omitting the centre channel and specifiying that bass below 60Hz is allocated to the LFE or sub output." - Jason Kennedy, HiFi-Plus, Issue 54 "Record Of The Year" Music: 8, Recording: 10!