It represents the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. 1983, from the disc What's New, Volume One of "The 'Round Midnight' Trilogy." Jazz/pop trilogy Linda Ronstadt, ca. It represents the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. In 1981 Linda Ronstadt produced and recorded an album of jazz and pop standards (later marketed in bootleg form) titled Keeping Out of Mischief with the assistance of … Nelson Riddle Orchestra Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra The Nelson Riddle Orchestra It represents the first in a trilogy of 1980s albums Ronstadt recorded with bandleader/arranger Nelson Riddle. Modern Soul Records - Shop - Womxn Arts, Music, and Pop Culture. "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. In the 80s, Linda Ronstadt experimented with big band music, recording a trilogy of albums with Nelson Riddle. LINDA RONSTADT, "Cry Like a Rainstorm, Howl Like the Wind" (Elektra Records). There was a time, before I was more knowledgeable about the greats who sing these standards as their primary style, that she did a phenomenal job. Ronstadt finished the decade by racking up Adult Contemporary hits, including two Grammy-winning duets with Aaron Neville. Arrangements for Linda Ronstadt's What's New (1983) and Lush Life (1984) won Riddle his second and third Grammy Awards. By 1983, Ronstadt had enlisted the help of conductor and master of pop orchestration, Nelson Riddle. [FADE IN on Julia-Louis Dreyfus dressed and posing like Linda Ronstadt. It’s haunting to realize this was the last track on the trilogy of standards that Linda Ronstadt recorded with the great conductor and arranger Nelson Riddle; Riddle died before the album wrapped. In no way am I suggesting that these are the best albums by Ronstadt, but they are more like “obvious” but overlooked hidden treasures. Jazz, Pop. Linda Ronstadt loves to keep us guessing. John Kosh designed the album covers for all three albums. 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. Ronstadt, however, flexes the full extent of her vocal chords, stepping comfortably into the orchestral structure—recorded with bandleader and arranger Nelson Riddle. The Golden Age of Pop Songs from the Linda Ronstadt/Nelson Riddle Compilation! John Kosh designed the album covers for all three albums. Her success as a rock and roll diva in the 70s gave her the latitude to try other genres. Linda Ronstadt What’s New 1983. 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. Joyce McCulloch, vocalsBob Applebaum, piano Jack Marshall, b 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. What's New is an album of traditional pop standards released by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt in 1983. She won her final Grammy in 1999, for a cover of Neil Young's "After The Gold Rush," from the album Trio II. 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… There was one tragedy during the recording of the album as arranger Nelson Riddle passed away before its completion. Julia Louis-Dreyfus did a wonderful parody of it on SNL. Lush Life is an album by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt, released in late 1984. The two embarked on an unorthodox and original approach to rehabilitating the Great American Songbook, recording a trilogy of highly successful traditional pop albums: What’s New (1983); Lush Life (1985); and For Sentimental Reasons (1986). I own all of Linda Ronstadt's recordings of standards with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra. 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. On November 25, 1982, Linda’s ‘Happy Thanksgiving Day’ concert was held at the Reunion Arena in Dallas and broadcast […] Ronstadt … 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. John Kosh designed the album covers for all 3 albums. 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). What’s New is an album of traditional pop standards released by American singer/songwriter/producer Linda Ronstadt in 1983. Item: Linda Ronstadt & The Nelson Riddle Orchestra "What's New" LP (1983), Asylum Records. 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