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Songs of the Decades by Rebekah Victoria

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Album Title: Songs of the Decades
Label: Patois Records
Released: 2019


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About the Album

"Some of These Days" is the first track from jazz vocalist Rebekah Victoria's extraordinary album "Songs of the Decades." As a jazz singer, Victoria’s performance repertoire tends to come overwhelmingly from the era of the Great American Songbook: the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s. As she was preparing to record her second album, however, Victoria was inspired to widen her musical perspective in terms of both time periods and popular styles. Songs of the Decades is her investigation of the music from each decade of the twentieth century, The album features Victoria and a group of two-dozen musicians including the Grammy-nominated trombonist, composer-arranger and bandleader Wayne Wallace, who acted as Victoria's partner for the album. He co-produced it, wrote all of its arrangements-often incorporating elements of Latin jazz, his specialty-and assembled its superlative cast of 24 musicians, including improvising vocalist Kenny Washington, Wallace's bandmates from his own various projects, and a string quintet that features members of the San Francisco Symphony.

Track Listing

Some of These Days; Whispering/Groovin' High; After You've Gone; Twisted; Un-break My Heart; These Boots Are Made For Walking; It's Too Late; The Song is You; Opus One/Undecided; I Hope I Never


Additional Personnel

Rebekah Victoria: vocals; Deszon Claiborne: drums; Colin Douglas: drums; Akira Tana: drums; Joe Gilman: piano/keyboard; Frank Martin: piano/keyboard; Murray Low: piano/keyboard; David Belove: electric bass; Marc van Wagenigen: electric bass; John Wiitala: acoustic bass; Michael Spiro: conga and percussion; Rick Vandivier: guitar; Tommy Kesecker: vibes; Kenny Washington: vocals; Erik Jekabson: trumpet; John Worley: trumpet; Mary Fettig: alto sax, clarinet, and flute; Melecio Magdalvyo: alto sax, tenor sax, and baritone sax; Wayne Wallace: trombone; Dave Martell: tuba; Eugene Chukhlov: first violin; Niki Fukada: second violin; Edith Szendrey: viola; Monica Scott: cello.

Date featured

July 15, 2020

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