While For Sentimental Reasons was not as commercially successful as the first two in the series, it still sold in excess of one million copies.. So, it seems like a great time to salute a sultry female vocalist, Linda Ronstadt, with this post on her trilogy with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. On November 25, 1982, Linda’s ‘Happy Thanksgiving Day’ concert was held at the Reunion Arena in Dallas and broadcast […] It represents the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. What's New is a Grammy-nominated, Triple Platinum-certified, 1983 Jazz album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt consisting of nine songs of jazz music. Linda Ronstadt : biography 15 July 1946 – Along with the release of her Get Closer album, Ronstadt embarked on a North American tour, remaining one of the top rock concert draws that summer and fall. His work for Capitol Records kept such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney and Keely Smith household names. Linda Ronstadt and her songs were celebrated at the Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS ... recording a trilogy of albums celebrating the Great American Songbook with conductor Nelson Riddle. The Riddle arrangements are warm and tasteful, and support the vocalist in the spotlight without being cutesy, overly lush or distracting. Ronstadt has a knack for taking a song and making it her own, and there's no better example of this than her treatment of the old classics performed on the 'Nelson Riddle Trilogy' ("What's New", "Lush Life" and "For Sentimental Reasons")." The final installment of the jazz trilogy that Ronstadt recorded with bandleader and arranger Nelson Riddle “… it is in the hushed intensity of Mr. Riddle’s string arrangements for the album’s ballads that one senses a musician reaching deeply into his soul to make eloquent final statements… The selection of songs on this series of Linda Ronstadt sessions with Nelson Riddle are wonderful for anyone who loves "standards", or wants to become familiar with some vocal classics. The Golden Age of Pop Songs from the Linda Ronstadt/Nelson Riddle Compilation! It's one of Ronstadt's better modern pop offerings in a decade associated with her recordings of classics (her Nelson Riddle trilogy) and traditional Mexican folk music (Canciones de Mi Padre). It represents the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. LINDA RONSTADT, "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind" (Elektra Records). [FADE IN on Julia-Louis Dreyfus dressed and posing like Linda Ronstadt. "What's New is an album of traditional pop standards released by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt in 1983." Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra* - What's New at Discogs. John Kosh designed the album covers for all three albums. In 2006 she recorded a last solo album, Hummin' To Myself, and collaborated with musician Ann Savoy on Adieu False Heart, in yet another genre, Cajun music. Lush Life is an album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1984. Ronstadt, however, flexes the full extent of her vocal chords, stepping comfortably into the orchestral structure—recorded with bandleader and arranger Nelson Riddle. By 1983, Ronstadt had enlisted the help of conductor and master of pop orchestration, Nelson Riddle. It was the second in a trilogy of jazz albums with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. Lush Life is an album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1984.It was the second in a trilogy of jazz albums with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. I own all of Linda Ronstadt's recordings of standards with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. Ronstadt enjoyed significant success in the 1970s playing rock and at one time was the highest paid woman in rock and roll. In no way am I suggesting that these are the best albums by Ronstadt, but they are more like “obvious” but overlooked hidden treasures. Her success as a rock and roll diva in the 70s gave her the latitude to try other genres. What's New is an album of traditional pop standards released by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt in 1983. It was the second in a trilogy of jazz albums with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. Julia Louis-Dreyfus did a wonderful parody of it on SNL. Nelson Smock Riddle Jr. (June 1, 1921 – October 6, 1985) was an American arranger, composer, bandleader and orchestrator whose career stretched from the late 1940s to the mid-1980s. John Kosh designed the album covers for all three albums. Jazz, Pop. Saturday, November 19, 2016 -- 8pm Performance/Doors 7pm - at The Hotel De Anza, 333 W Santa Clara St, San Jose Follow this link to read about Prime vs Standard and Price Changes. Discover releases, reviews, track listings, recommendations, and more about Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra* - What's New at Discogs. It was the second in a trilogy of jazz albums with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. This was the final installment of Linda Rondstadt's successful American Songbook trilogy with arranger Nelson Riddle, who died soon after these sessions were completed. Lush Life is an album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1984.It was the second in a trilogy of jazz albums with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. Linda Ronstadt donated items from her jazz/American pop trilogy period with Nelson Riddle to the UA School of Music, including the platinum record for "What's New," above. “LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY ... and she recorded a trilogy of albums of jazz standards with Sinatra’s frequent collaborator Nelson Riddle. Lush Life is an album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1984. It was the third consecutive Platinum-certified collaboration between Ronstadt and bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle and Ronstadt's eleventh million-selling album overall. In the 80s, Linda Ronstadt experimented with big band music, recording a trilogy of albums with Nelson Riddle. 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