Helen Merrill – This Is…Helen Merrill! Vol. 2 (2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Helen Merrill - This Is...Helen Merrill! Vol. 2 (2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Helen Merrill
Album: This Is…Helen Merrill! Vol. 2
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2019
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 55:59
Total Tracks: 16
Total Size: 544 MB

Tracklist:

1-01. Helen Merrill – You Won’t Forget Me (Remastered) (03:10)
1-02. Helen Merrill – Lilac Wine (Remastered) (04:25)
1-03. Helen Merrill – Spring Will Be A Little Late This Year (Remastered) (03:53)
1-04. Helen Merrill – Beautiful Love (Remastered) (03:15)
1-05. Helen Merrill – Just You, Just Me (Remastered) (03:36)
1-06. Helen Merrill – When I Fall In Love (Remastered) (03:22)
1-07. Helen Merrill – The End Of A Love Affair (Remastered) (03:27)
1-08. Helen Merrill – Mountain High, Valley Low (Remastered) (03:02)
1-09. Helen Merrill – Anything Goes (Remastered) (03:08)
1-10. Helen Merrill – Comes Love (Remastered) (03:02)
1-11. Helen Merrill – (I’m Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over (Remastered) (04:03)
1-12. Helen Merrill – Wait Till You See Him (Remastered) (03:26)
1-13. Helen Merrill – He Was Too Good To Me (Remastered) (03:04)
1-14. Helen Merrill – I’ve Never Seen (Remastered) (03:35)
1-15. Helen Merrill – I’m A Fool To Want You (Remastered) (04:09)
1-16. Helen Merrill – Troubled Waters (Remastered) (03:16)

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Helen Merrill (born Jelena Ana Milcetic) is an American jazz vocalist. Her first album, the eponymous 1955 release “Helen Merrill”, was an immediate success and associated her with the first generation of bebop jazz musicians. After a prolific 1950s and ’60s when she recorded with Charlie Parker and Clifford Brown, Merrill spent time recording and touring in Europe and Japan, falling into obscurity in the United States. In the 1980s and ’90s, a contract with Verve Records and high-profile performances in America returned her to prominence. Noted for her emotional, sensual vocal performances, her career continues in its sixth decade with concerts and recordings.A fine singer with a warm, expressive voice, Helen Merrill’s infrequent recordings tend to be quite special with plenty of surprises and chance-taking. She started singing in public in 1944 and was with the Reggie Childs Orchestra during 1946-1947. Merrill, who was married for a period to clarinetist Aaron Sachs, had opportunities to sit in with some of the top modernists of the time, including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Bud Powell. She was with Earl Hines in 1952 and started recording regularly for EmArcy in 1954. Her collaboration with Clifford Brown was her first classic. She made several notable EmArcy albums during 1954-1958 (including one in 1956 that helped bring Gil Evans out of retirement); all have been reissued in a large box. After recording for Atco and Metrojazz in 1959, she moved to Italy for the next four years, touring often in Europe and Japan. Back in the U.S., Merrill teamed with pianist/arranger Dick Katz for a pair of notable and unpredictable Milestone dates (1967-1968) and then moved to Japan where she was quite popular. Helen Merrill returned to the United States in the mid-’70s and has since recorded for Inner City, Owl, EmArcy (including a reunion date with Gil Evans) Antilles, and Verve, which released her 2000 album Jelena Ana Milcetic a.k.a. Helen Merrill.

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