JAYNE CORTEZ

Eclectic Fusion / Vocal Jazz • United States
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Jayne Cortez wrote and spoke with an uncompromising intensity all her own. Acerbic, hard-hitting, unsentimental, and scathingly honest, she had a take on reality so potent -- and even pungent -- that many poets may seem benign or even superficial by comparison. The musicians with whom she aligned herself over the years invariably reflected and underscored the sociopolitical and cultural elements to which she attached the greatest importance. Born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona in 1936, she grew up near Los Angeles under the spell of her parents' jazz and blues record collection, which also included examples of Latin American dance bands and field recordings of indigenous tribal American music. Early exposure to the recordings of Bessie Smith instilled a deeply etched sense of female identity which, combined with a strong will, shaped her into an uncommonly outspoken individual. She became transformed by the sounds of Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Charlie read more...
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JAYNE CORTEZ Celebrations And Solitudes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Celebrations And Solitudes
Vocal Jazz 1974
JAYNE CORTEZ Unsubmissive Blues album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unsubmissive Blues
Eclectic Fusion 1980
JAYNE CORTEZ There It Is album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
There It Is
Eclectic Fusion 1982
JAYNE CORTEZ Maintain Control album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Maintain Control
Eclectic Fusion 1986
JAYNE CORTEZ Everywhere Drums album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Everywhere Drums
Eclectic Fusion 1990
JAYNE CORTEZ Taking The Blues Back Home album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Taking The Blues Back Home
Eclectic Fusion 1996
JAYNE CORTEZ Borders Of Disorderly Time album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Borders Of Disorderly Time
Eclectic Fusion 2003

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JAYNE CORTEZ Cheerful & Optimistic album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cheerful & Optimistic
Eclectic Fusion 1994
JAYNE CORTEZ Women In (e)Motion album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Women In (e)Motion
Eclectic Fusion 1994

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JAYNE CORTEZ Find Your Own Voice: Poetry and Music, 1982-2003 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Find Your Own Voice: Poetry and Music, 1982-2003
Eclectic Fusion 2007

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