Hello the Sweet Bird Sang readers! I feel jazzy today! I am now tuning into Spotify to listen to the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble's 2017 self-titled album.
We have Linda Presgrave on piano, Iris Ornig, bass, Barbara Merjan on drums, Andrea Brachfeld on flute, Virginia Mayhew on tenor, Brandee Younger on harp and MJ Territo, the lead singer.
The tunes on the record radiate a sparkling energy which is contagious. But there is also room for romance and late-night feels on the album, just go and give a listen to 'There'll be other times' or 'You gotta play the band'.
MJ founded the Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble to bring together women jazz musicians to play the compositions of classic and contemporary jazz women. Most of these tunes are not over-represented on disc and that is also why I am reviewing this record. The Sweet Bird Sang is not an advocate of overrepresentation.
The Ladies Day Jazz Ensemble is a testament of female energy and empowerment.