| ||Listening to You|
|Here's the title track from my new CD, "Listening to You", and the liner notes:|
Jazz aficionados are often concerned with lineages within the music and
the passing of the torch. There aren’t many musicians left who have
witnessed and assisted in the development of jazz and improvised music
as much as saxophonist Lee Konitz has. From the height of bebop to the
current avant-garde, Konitz has established himself as a cornerstone and
link between many adventurous musicians.
Two such musicians are vocalist extraordinaire Judy Niemack and the
exceptional pianist Dan Tepfer. Both have been fortunate enough to play
and collaborate with the legendary saxophonist. It was only natural that
Niemack and Tepfer would find such a rapport when they finally met via
Konitz. It took the duo no time to be at ease with each other and to
pursue a lively recording, entitled Listening To You.
| ||How About You|
|Here's the first track from my new CD! Enjoy a taste of summer sun...|
| ||Judy Niemack- New York Stories|
|Judy Niemack CD "What's Going On?"|
with the Jazz Terrassa Big Band and Peter Herbolzheimer
"New York Stories" was originally an instrumental by Jeanfrancois Prins. He asked me to write a lyric about the Big Apple, where we met. When the Spanish "Jazz Terrassa Big Band" proposed recording a CD with me, I suggested working with Peter Herbolzheimer, with whom I often perform in Germany. In this song, we celebrate the excitement arriving in New York City, which for jazz musicians is the musical center of the world.
| ||Judy Niemack - All Blues|
|Judy Niemack- Blue Nights CD|
Judy Niemack with Jim McNeely, Dennis Irwin, Victor Lewis, Jeanfrançois Prins,
This one was the first tune we played at the recording session, and wasn't on the list of songs to be recorded. We were just warming up, and it flowed effortlessly along, with a feeling of happy anticipation-- almost like getting ready for a delicous meal to come. Finally we loved it so much, it made it onto the CD.
| ||Judy Niemack- Talk Awhile|
|Judy Niemack CD - About Time- Sony Records|
"Talk Awhile" Pat Metheny/Judy Niemack
I first learned Pat Metheny's "It's Just Talk" when I was invited to perform it at the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland. Since it had no lyric, I sang it as a wordless vocal. I loved the song, and eventually wrote a lyric about my hope for better communication between people and nations.
| ||Judy Niemack- Turn Out the Stars|
|Judy Niemack CD "Night and the Music"|
with Kenny Werner, Billy Hart, Ray Drummond.
To me this Bill Evans composition is one of his deepest ballads. The lyrics are so touching... and on this track the band set me free to fly.
| ||Judy Niemack- Straight Up to the Light|
|Judy Niemack- "Straight Up" CD|
"Straight Up to the Light"- by Don Grolnick/ Judy Niemack
Trombonist Barry Rogers, who was a musical mentor for me, encouraged me to write lyrics to this song from Michael Brecker, instrumentally called "Talking to Myself". This lyric deals with the calling forth of the muse, and finding the courage to begin the journey into the unknown.
| ||Lesson Participant - "My Funny Valentine"|
|As a Lesson participant, you will receive an exclusive on-line lesson from Judy Niemack on her insight and approach to “My Funny Valentine”. Judy will discuss the history of the song, her past experience with it, and techniques for performance and...|