22071 SACD / hybrid
It was certainly a
magic night at the Pawnshop (Stampen) in March, 1976 when a young lady of 81 completely
captured and entranced the audience with her stage presence and vibrant personality. Her communication with the musicians and audience combined to elevate her artistry beyond the aural level to include that indefinable ingredient…..
atmosphere. This atmosphere was retrieved from our vaults from 31 years ago and like a good wine has aged well as lovers of jazz from the twenties will appreciate.
Eva Taylor is a direct link with the great era of jazz when she was singing with the
Clarence Williams Blue Five and also with Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet who were coming to their peak as influential jazz geniuses in the mid twenties.
The band which perfectly complements her artistry is Maggie’s Blue Five and includes Tomas Örnberg on clarinet & sopranosaxophone and
Bent Persson, trumpet from Tomas Örnberg’s Blue Five and later on,
The Swedish Jazz Kings.
Also in the band are Andreas Heymowski - clarinet and bassclarinet, Jens ‘Jesse’ Lindgren - trombone, Hans Hultman-Boye - piano, Göran Stachewsky - banjo, Lennart Bohm - bass and Margaretha Thalén - vocals.