David Alpern interviews Judy on “For Your Ears Only” about her CD I Love Being Here With You.

Grammy nominated pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael is one of the world’s leading interpreters of stride piano and swing. Count Basie nicknamed her “Stride," acknowledging the command with which she plays this technically and physically demanding jazz piano style. Judy’s new release I Love Being Here With You is her first all-vocal CD boasting an all-star line-up headed by multiple Emmy and Grammy winner Mike Renzi on piano, (who served as Music Director for Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé and countless others) along with celebrated tenor saxophonist Harry Allen (who’s recorded with Tony Bennett and many others) and bassist Jay Leonhart (whose collaborations range from Judy Garland to Sting!).

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High on Fats… and Other Stuff: Judy Carmichael at The Crazy Coqs

Posted on June 20, 2013 by md in Great Britain, Press

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by Tom Vallance, June 11, 2013

Judy Carmichael is a dynamic entertainer who plays infectiously rhythmic stride piano and who is also a fine jazz vocalist, doing proudly by half a dozen of the great standards she includes in her show. Accompanied by the renowned Colin Oxley and the excellent Steve Brown, she delivers a foot-tapping set of sparkling entertainment. For those unaware of what stride piano is (born in Harlem as a sequel to ragtime, its most celebrated exponent was the irrepressible ‘Fats’ Waller), Carmichael reveals that it requires the left hand to ‘stride’ the lower notes providing a rhythmically pounding bass. She indicates the comparative unfamiliarity of the phrase by relating that she was once approached by an admirer who told her, “You’re Judy Carmichael, aren’t you, the strident pianist.”
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Review: Judy Carmichael at Crazy Coqs

Posted on June 20, 2013 by md in Great Britain, Press

London Jazz News
by Peter Vacher, June 11, 2013

I’m tempted to say crazy name, crazy place, especially as Judy Carmichael’s first words on taking the stage were to ask us to applaud its décor. Quite rightly, as this new venue at the heart of Piccadilly Circus is visually stunning, sophisticated and intimate enough for a performer of Carmichael’s class to engage winningly with her audience. And didn’t they delight in this elegant pianist’s command of the stride piano idiom, her laid-back vocals and her cheery interplay with her accompanist, the technically brilliant guitarist Colin Oxley.
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