Saturday, January 2, 2010

Reissue of the Month - "Urszula Dudziak: Future Talk"

CD Reissue of the Month
Urszula Dudziak: "Future Talk" (Inner City) 1979/2008

Recorded at Music Farm Studios, NYC (February 2979)
Produced by Mickal Urbaniak (aka Michal Urbaniak), engineered by Peter Robbins
All vocals, solo pieces and duets were performed live, with no overdubbing
Featuring: Michal Urbaniak, Kenny Kirkland, Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Calvin Brown,
John Abercrombie, Zbiginiew Namyslowski

Highlights: "Kasia's Dance," "Shenkansen," "Roxanna" and "Double Bounce".
This is a very nice session, but I can't wait to see reissued on CD the two masterpiece albums that Urszula recorded for Arista ("Urszula" in 1975, including the cult-hit "Papaya" and the "Mosquito" suite, and "Midnight Rain" in 1977, with Dom Um Romão & Steve Gadd, including outstanding versions of "Lover," "Misty" and "Bluesette"), as well as only project for CTI, "High Horse," recorded in 1984 with Paquito D'Rivera, Michel Camilo & Lou Volpe.

To order "Future Talk" online, through Dusty Groove, you can click on the link below. That's what they say about the CD:
"A wonderful album of hip jazzy vocals from Urszula Dudziak -- an amazing singer who was sort of Poland's version of Flora Purim! Like Flora, Urszula had a fierce scatting and riffing style that broke way past the work of earlier female jazz singers -- and she always applied this style to some wonderfully catchy arrangements and tight grooves, using the voice as a heavily fused-up instrument. Also like Flora, Urszula had some good help from her husband -- Polish jazz legend Michal Urbaniak, who produced and played on the album, along with friend of the family, the wonderful altoist Zbigniew Namyslovski. Tracks include a great version of Komeda's "The Cats", plus the tracks "Moontag", "Future Talk", "Klick", "Quiet Afternoon", and "Double Bounce"."

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