Elana James


Blowout Sale! Save 80% on the Elana James by CD Baby at Your Free Album. MPN: elanajames. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. This the debut CD from the Hot Jazzy Fiddle-ist and vocalist from the westen swing power trio Hot Club of Cowtown and Bob Dylan's touring band. Elana [James'] throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive. --Jon Pareles New York Times As a featured instrumentalist (then known as Elana Fremerman) within the Hot Club of Cowtown, the viol


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This the debut CD from the Hot Jazzy Fiddle-ist and vocalist from the westen swing power trio Hot Club of Cowtown and Bob Dylan's touring band. Elana [James'] throaty violin solos arrived in terse, epigrammatic phrases with a sprint, every so often, into chromatic harmony. She also sang in a breathy, un-self-conscious voice that made every double-entendre seductive. --Jon Pareles New York Times As a featured instrumentalist (then known as Elana Fremerman) within the Hot Club of Cowtown, the violinist helped bridge the Parisian jazz of Django Reinhardt and the western swing of Bob Wills. When the Hot Club disbanded after touring with Bob Dylan, she served a stint in Dylan's band. On her solo debut, Elana James continues to impress as an instrumentalist, though her original material is pretty slight and her voice lacks range. Uptempo fare such as "Twenty-Four Hours a Day," "Oh, Baby," and "Run Away with Me" mainly serves as a springboard for sprightly instrumental interplay, with bassist Beau Sample and guitarist Dave Biller among those providing superb support, while Texas Playboy alum Johnny Gimble guests on a couple of other cuts. The stately "Eva's Waltz" instrumental and the Appalachian strains of "All the World and I," with doubled-tracked vocal harmonies, suggest that her songs are stronger when she slows things down, as does her rendition of Dylan's "One More Night." Covers of a couple Ellington tunes--"I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)" and "I Don't Mind"--are passably torchy, but the violin remains her most compelling voice. --Don McLeese

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Additional Information

Manufacturer:
CD Baby
Category:
Western Swing
MPN:
elanajames
Release Date:
2006-08-21
UPC:
783707387109
Part Number:
elanajames
Genre:
Country
Artist:
Elana James
Publisher:
CD Baby
Format:
CD
Publication Date:
2006-08-21
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.15 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.25 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.18 pounds
Package Size:
4.97 x 0.54 x 5.55 inches

 


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