A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm

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A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm

#1 Post by penguin » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:48 am

I was thinking about this this morning: Who would be your ideal line-up for an international All-Star band of women jazz musicians?

I would like to see:

Bria Skonberg (CAN)- Trumpet
Shaye Cohn (USA) - Trumpet
Aurora Nealand (USA) - Reeds
Gunhild Carling (SWE) - Trombone (and whatever the else she feels like playing)
Heather Stewart (AUS) - Fiddle
Lozz Benson (AUS) - Drums
Lisa Otey (USA) - Piano
Mary Halvorsen (USA) - Guitar
Brandi Disterheft (CAN) - Bass

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Re: A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm

#2 Post by trev » Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:18 pm

I'm ashamed to say I don't know enough names to add to the list, but I'd request:

Cécile McLorin Salvant - Vocals

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Re: A New International Sweethearts of Rhythm

#3 Post by lipi » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:05 pm

Some of the people in your list are good musicians, but they wouldn't be my pick for dance music (e.g., Brandi Disterheft or Lisa Otey). But I *would* like to dance to:

Katie Cavera -- bass, banjo, guitar (she's also playing trumpet now, though I haven't heard her do that yet)
Stephanie Trick -- piano
Doreen Ketchens -- clarinet
And Gunhild, Aurora, and Shaye, whom you've already mentioned.

Trivia: Shaye is Al Cohn's granddaughter. (I learned this from Al Cohn's wikipedia page at some point, so, you know, IT MAY BE A LIE.)