Dee Dee's Feathers Dee Dee Bridgewater & Irvin Mayfield
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- 1One Fine Thing06:32
- 2What a Wonderful World07:22
- 3Big Chief06:20
- 4Saint James Infirmary05:15
- 5Dee Dee's Feathers02:48
- 6New Orleans06:39
- 7Treme Song / Do Whatcha Wanna05:50
- 8Come Sunday04:46
- 9Congo Square04:36
- 10C'est ici que je t'aime06:34
- 11Do You Know What it Means06:18
- 12Whoopin' Blues04:21
Info for Dee Dee's Feathers
Dee Dee Bridgewater's new album, Dee Dee's Feathers, is her debut album on OKeh Records. It is also the first collaboration of the three-time Grammy Award®-winning jazz singer and the Grammy Award®- winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), founded by artistic director and trumpeter Irvin Mayfield. Dee Dee's Feathers is a modern vision of New Orleans and features traditional songs such as 'Big Chief,' 'St. James Infirmary' and 'What a Wonderful World' along with new compositions 'Congo Square' and 'C'est ici que je t'aime.' The album transports the listener through the historic New Orleans neighborhood of Treme. The launch of the album will be tied into the NOJO s New Orleans Jazz Market in Downtown New Orleans, which will open in the spring of 2015 as the premiere venue for jazz in the city. Dee Dee is serving on the NOJO board and the New Orleans Jazz Market main stage will be named after her marking the first time a major stage in the city has been named after a jazz musician. The city of New Orleans will use music from Dee Dee s Feathers in all of their advertising in 2015.
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy® and Tony Award®-winning jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, Dee Dee won the 2010 Grammy® for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie with Love from Dee Dee. Bridgewater s career has always bridged musical genres. She was a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, and throughout the 70s, she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie.
„It is the underlying story of triumph that makes me most proud of this work. The waters of Katrina took so much from so many in New Orleans…We can only see this project as a tangible example of rebirth and healing and love, through the art of Jazz. Love is the greatest story ever told, and this collaboration proves there’s much to be had in New Orleans, and shared with everyone, everywhere.” (Soledad O’Brien, CNN Anchor/Journalist)
Dee Dee Bridgewater, vocals
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
Irvin Mayfield, conductor
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as well as taking intrepid leaps of faith in re-envisioning jazz classics. Ever the fearless voyager, explorer, pioneer and keeper of tradition, the three-time Grammy-winner most recently won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Eleanora Fagan (1915-1959): To Billie With Love From Dee Dee.
Bridgewater’s career has always bridged musical genres. She earned her first professional experience as a member of the legendary Thad Jones/Mel Louis Big Band, and throughout the 70’s she performed with such jazz notables as Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon and Dizzy Gillespie. After a foray into the pop world during the 1980s, she relocated to Paris and began to turn her attention back to Jazz. Bridgewater began self-producing with her 1993 album Keeping Tradition (Polydor/Verve) and created DDB records in 2006 when she signed with the Universal Music Group as a producer (Bridgewater produces all of her own CDs). Releasing a series of critically-acclaimed CD's, all but one, including her wildly successful double Grammy Award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Dear Ella - have received Grammy nominations. Artist Theo Croker is signed to DDB Records and Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra also recorded a project with Dee Dee released by her label in 2014.
Bridgewater also pursued a parallel career in musical theater, winning a Tony Award for her role as “Glinda” in The Wiz in 1975. Having recently completed a run as the lead role of Billie Holiday in the off-Broadway production of Lady Day, her other theatrical credits include Sophisticated Ladies, Black Ballad, Carmen, Cabaret and the Off-Broadway and West End Productions of Lady Day, for which Bridgewater received the British Laurence Olivier Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
As a Goodwill Ambassador to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Bridgewater continues to appeal for international solidarity to finance global grassroots projects in the fight against world hunger. She is currently on tour worldwide in support of Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready” and in April of this year was the recipient of an NEA Jazz Masters Fellows Award with honors bestowed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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