Jay Clayton has long been an advocate for vocalists willing to challenge preconceived notions of jazz singing. As both revered performer and educator, she has proven her mettleby displaying a willingness to explore all disparate challenges her instrument provides. On her new recording In and Out of Love, Clayton brings her distinctive style of delivery and vocalizations to some jazz classics. She is assisted by the brilliant and supportive team of guitarist Jack Wilkins and bassist Jay Anderson.
“I wanted to record these old favorites for a long time,” Clayton says. “Jack Wilkins and I have worked together duo from time to time for many years and are happy finally to get this out, with the addition of Jay Anderson on bass. The tunes I have chosen here seem to go back and forth between being in love, out of love and questioning love, thus the title. With the addition of a few instrumental standards that are great for soloing and interplay with Jack and Jay.”
released July 20, 2010
Jay Clayton - vocals
Jack Wilkins - guitar
Jay Anderson - acoustic bass