Helen Merrill – This is…Helen Merrill! Vol. 4 (2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Helen Merrill - This is...Helen Merrill! Vol. 4 (2019) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Helen Merrill
Album: This is…Helen Merrill! Vol. 4
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 2019
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 56:54
Total Tracks: 18
Total Size: 512 MB

Tracklist:

1-01. Helen Merrill – If You Go (Remastered) (03:13)
1-02. Helen Merrill – If Love Were All (Version 1 Remastered) (03:07)
1-03. Helen Merrill – If Love Were All (Version 2 Remastered) (03:00)
1-04. Helen Merrill – Easy Come, Easy Go (Remastered) (03:45)
1-05. Helen Merrill – The Things We Did Last Summer (Remastered) (03:07)
1-06. Helen Merrill – Black Is The Color Of My True Love’s Hair (Remastered) (02:52)
1-07. Helen Merrill – I See Your Face Before Me (Remastered) (02:40)
1-08. Helen Merrill – I Remember You (Remastered) (02:10)
1-09. Helen Merrill – Softly As In A Morning Sunrise (Remastered) (03:21)
1-10. Helen Merrill – Bye Bye Blackbird (Remastered) (02:57)
1-11. Helen Merrill – This Time The Dream’s On Me (Remastered) (02:21)
1-12. Helen Merrill – Dearly Beloved (Remastered) (02:07)
1-13. Helen Merrill – Summertime (Remastered) (03:28)
1-14. Helen Merrill – Let Me Love You (Remastered) (02:49)
1-15. Helen Merrill – When The Sun Comes Out (Remastered) (04:48)
1-16. Helen Merrill – All Of You (Remastered) (03:33)
1-17. Helen Merrill – The Nearness Of You (Remastered) (04:04)
1-18. Helen Merrill – Just Imagine (Remastered) (03:22)

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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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