With the dazzling array of tunes on her fifth album Wild Women of Song
-all by women songwriters-the veteran San Francisco jazz and blues vocalist Pamela Rose makes a compelling case for the enduring contributions of women to America's treasure trove of popular music. The new CD's sly, affectionate subtitle, Great Gal Composers of the Jazz Era
, describes Rose's musical mission in no uncertain terms.
Boasting a rich, bold voice and blues-infused sensibility, Pamela Rose brings vast musical experience to an emotionally dynamic program of 15 songs by 14 women. Working with Grammy Award-winning producer Leslie Ann Jones, a studio legend who has crafted classic albums by vocal masters such as Rosemary Clooney, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Carmen McRae, Rose emerges as a major-league talent with an uncanny gift for putting a personal stamp on familiar standards, sturdy blues, and obscure ballads from the American Songbook's back pages.
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