Angelina Jordan, one of the best voices I've heard, she'll make jazz popular again

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  1. ASATKat

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    I think all those standards and showtunes from last century like Fly Me To The Moon is safe and could experience a comeback.

    Angelina Jordan may become a huge part of that resurgence. This young woman possesses some of the finest vocal chops I've heard. I hear Billy Holiday, Nina Simone, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, and she can do Aretha and Janis. Imo she is a true prodigy, she could become the biggest voice in her generation. That's my bet. And she's only 12,,,



     
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    Jazz will never be popular because it's neither mainstream nor hip-hop.
     
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    A beautiful voice just the same.
     
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    Warms my heart to see these kids actually investing the time and effort.

    BTW happy belated birthday to her - turned 13 yesterday :)
     
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    There was a swing revival not so long ago. Brian Setzer orchestra and so on.
     
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    Most of the singers you mention had original voices, distinct styles. I'm not buying a 13 year old girl who can imitate other singers well as the savior of jazz

    Maybe she'll get an original voice of her own. Or maybe she'll just have a lucrative career doing jingles and movie music. She does a helluva Amy Weinberg imitation though
     
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    Amy Winehouse :rolleyes:

    Apart from that I agree with your assessment.
     
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    Interesting pov. But I lean towards Quincy Jones belief in the girl.
     
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    I predict her biggest selling album will be the one with rap on it. :)
     
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    Hey, everyone! Is this where I come to slag rap?
     
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    Queue forms behind me!
     
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    She's 13.

    I hope her talent survives the onslaught of knowledgeable, but bitter critics, stalking fans, the shifting sands of the music industry and oh, yeah, just plain old puberty.

    I also hope she finds her own voice, but her knack for mimicry is uncanny. She gets so many of the nuanced inflections that anyone should be impressed with that alone.

    ...and just the thought that anything influential about rap could be said here? wtf, hombres, Tobe is listening with baited breath?

    ...
     
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    Nice!

    And, Amy Winehouse. (song written by A. Winehouse)

    But, Amy's gone and you have to start somewhere.

    IMO, a good start.
     
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    Some of you are pretty harsh on a 12 yr old, she was 12 when she sang these.

    But what great guitarists did not start out imitating the greats. How many great players today mention EVH or Jim Hall as some of their greatest influences? Julian Lage mentions Jim Hall as his biggest influences, he even plays very similar to Hall today at moments, but he has his own voice with Hall's sound. and people love that about him.

    I think Angelina Jordan has the natural ability to be just like Julian, absorb her influenses and still be herself.

    Time will tell.
     
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    Jazz's niche love exists because it is not mainstream nor popular.

    This girl is good. She'll likely move to more mainstream styles.

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    You're probably right. But she says jazz is what she started with and she still loves it, regardless of what some crazy bald headed dude might yell at her.
     
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    Sounds like an old soul.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I just heard this one California Dreaming just a few minutes ago. A very beautiful and different arrangement. It really shows off that pretty airy thing singers can do.
    Brilliant singing.

     
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    I like when they take a song like California Dreaming and play it as as ballad. The song's words become much more meaningfulness and dramatic.
    A great example of this is Linda Ronstadt singing Walk Away Renee. When this was a snappy hit back in my teens it never grabbed me and said, LISTEN, well this version turns what was a quick pop song into a super emotive ballad that will tug at your heartstrings.
     
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