[Dixielandjazz] perhaps not 'Classic Jazz'

ROBERT R. CALDER serapion at btinternet.com
Wed Aug 14 14:00:28 PDT 2013

Under the happy delusion that I am still busily writing about music --
someone sent me the flier below  
I make no comment on the phrase "Classic Jazz"
just thought I'd post this 

all the best, 
Robert R. Calder

August 14, 2013

To: Listings/Critics/Features
From: Jazz Promo Services
Press Contact: Jim Eigo,jim at jazzpromoservices.com



Dallas, TX –  Eclectus Records artist Laura Ainsworth will be a 
guest on Mike Huckabee's nationally syndicated radio show, Wed. Aug. 
14.  She'll be talking to Gov. Huckabee about her new album, "Necessary 
Evil;" growing up watching her renowned saxophonist father Billy 
Ainsworth accompany such idols as Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett and Mel 
Torme, and how it influenced her "nu-vintage" style; and how she's 
keeping that classic Verve and Capitol style lounge-jazz sound fresh and
alive in the 21st century.  

Ms Ainsworth is scheduled to appear in the third hour (around 2:15 
EST, 1:15 CST on stations that air the show live). “The Mike Huckabee 
Show” is heard nationwide on approximately 230 radio stations, via 
Cumulus Media.

Laura Ainsworth’s 2011 debut, Keep It To Yourself, scored worldwide radio 
play (landing on Jazz Week’s Top Airplay chart tied with Stanley Clarke) and critical hosannas. Jazz Inside devoted a lead review in its 
Vocalists issue, raving, “You can keep all those pop divas, the only one for me is Laura Ainsworth… A wonderful modern interpreter of the Great 
American Songbook, as well as thoroughly modern styles.” 
SomethingElseReviews dubbed it “transcendent” and said that with her 
“satiny, impossibly old-fashioned, nearly three-octave voice, Ainsworth 
is the very portrait of West Coast cool.” AllAboutJazz.com said she is 
“gifted with a sultry, swoon-inducing croon,” and her debut was “among 
the year's most consistently engaging jazz releases, performed with 
class and heartfelt passion.” The Dallas Morning News called her voice 
“sublime,” and Robert Sutton at JazzCorner.com lauded her as “a funny 
lady with a jewel of a voice” who “weaves past and present with stunning power.”

Now, Laura Ainsworth and her partner, producer/arranger/pianist 
extraordinaire Brian Piper are back, bigger and better, with her new 
album, Necessary Evil, joined by some of the top jazz artists in Texas. 
Tracks include fresh twists on standards, revitalizations of forgotten 
obscurities and great new songs in elegant styles, such as the potential
AC smash, “The Lies of Handsome Men” and the instant Big Band classic, 
“Last Train to Mercerville,” featuring an all-star 13-piece horn 

Necessary Evil’s theme is love songs with a twist: some heartbreaking, 
some with a touch of the wicked humor that has made Laura’s syndicated 
parody songs a mainstay of radio shows around the world. In the end, we 
learn that for pure, true romance, we must turn to the great old songs 
of writers such as Johnny Mercer, the type of tunes Laura grew up 
with as her dad, renowned sax/clarinet player Billy Ainsworth, 
accompanied Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Mel Torme and 
other icons of the Great American Songbook.      

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