Champian Fulton

Jazz Pianist and Vocalist

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Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton returns to the show to discuss her 10th album, The Stylings of Champian. In this interview, Champian talks about her very busy touring schedule and how she maintains it; the band reunion that led to the new album; her approach to selecting repertoire; and more. Learn more and find tour dates at, and listen to her previous appearance on The Jazz Session here.

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Catch Champian on tour this spring as she celebrates the release of “The Stylings of Champian”, her 10th and most celebrated release yet. Tour stops include London, Barcelona, Paris, Vancouver, Vienna and more.

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Champian is thrilled to announce a 30+ concert spring tour celebrating her new album, “The Stylings of Champian”. Named one of the Top 5 Albums of the Year (2018) by the NYC Jazz Record, “the Stylings of Champian” is a 2 disc set featuring Champian’s spin on many Jazz classics including “I Only Have Eyes for You”, “Lollipops and Roses” and a great arrangement from Buster Williams of “I DIdn’t Know What Time It Was”. Ken Dryden (All About Jazz) writes: “There are some surprises as well, such as her romp through Oscar Peterson’s “Blues Etude” and soulful setting of Cedar Walton’s lesser-known “Martha’s Prize”. It’s easy to understand how she has grown a loyal fan base with outstanding efforts like this release. “ Champian will also be performing several concerts with famed saxophonist Scott Hamilton in Switzerland and France.

“Her vocal style is a unique amalgamation of the straight-ahead and the experimental, alternately declamatory and lyrical, off-beat and swinging, devoted to the song itself and determined to express her uniqueness–imagine listening simultaneously to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone singing the same song.” -CD Hot List "

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People are LOVING "The Stylings of Champian"

“[Champian’s] voice is a little bit of heaven here on earth. Subservient to each song (as it should be), she takes lyrics and makes them all into one-act vignettes, believable, honest, imbued with a veracity that transcends the art of vocalese into a kind of personal communication that will resonate deep in your soul. “ Mike Greenblatt for “The Aquarian”

“I think I’ve finally put my finger on what it is that I find so entrancing about Champian Fulton’s artistry: it’s how she manages, against all odds, to be so many things at once. Her vocal style is a unique amalgamation of the straight-ahead and the experimental, alternately declamatory and lyrical, off-beat and swinging, devoted to the song itself and determined to express her uniqueness–imagine listening simultaneously to Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone singing the same song, and you’ll get a general idea of what I’m talking about. There are very few singers who can make hoary standards like “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and “Body and Soul” entirely their own, and she is one of them. But then there’s her piano playing, which is every bit as playfully inventive and rhythmically surprising as her singing, while at the same time swinging so powerfully that it’s hard to sit still while listening. On her latest album she leads a brilliant trio that includes bassist Hide Tanaka and drummer Fukushi Tainaka, with her father Stephen on flugelhorn for several tracks as well. The program is all standards, with a focus on tunes by Oscar Peterson and Cedar Walton, and there’s not a weak track to be heard. Yet again, she delivers an essential purchase for all jazz collections.” - CD Hot List

Dan McLenaghan for All About Jazz

“Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton may be the most charming person in the world. Even a short sip of her extensive internet presence (especially YouTube, with performances and interviews) reveals an artist who radiates the joy of creation with a luminescent personality. Her music reflects that personality, and—like the sounds of of Bud Powell and Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong—it lifts the spirit high. 

And swing? Like the best of them. 

The Stylings of Champian is Fulton's tenth album—a two disc, eighty-five minute exploration of the time-tested Great American Songbook tunes and jazz standards. 

Listening to the disc's opener, the much-covered "Day By Day," it's hard to believe that, early on in her career, Fulton considered dropping the vocal side of her artistry to concentrate on her piano playing. But that didn't happen, and "Day By Day" says that's a very good thing. Supremely assured, she has developed a clean and precise articulation combined with exquisite phrasing. 

"Lollipops and Roses" is not a song you'll encounter everyday in the jazz experience. The lyrics are advice for dealing with a temperamental woman. Fulton imparts this guidance with such good humor and grace (The Champian Charm) that it could be the set's highlight. And throw in a superb and concise piano solo. 

With eighty-five minutes, there is plenty of room for instrumentals: A terrific take on Oscar Peterson's "Blues Etude," along with "Rodeo," from the pen of her father, Stephen Fulton, who sits in of flugelhorn on seven of the disc's fourteen tunes; and an ebullient rendition of Cedar Walton's "Martha's Place," and a high-energy take on "All The Things You Are," featuring Fulton cooking over a high flame with his flugelhorn. 

Another highlight: "Body and Soul," with a phantasmal and fluid bass/vocal duet from Hide Tanka and Fulton.” - Dan McClenaghan for All About Jazz

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“Her vocals are largely smooth and sophisticated. her phrasing superb and most of all, her instinct for jazz deeply part of her DNA. “ Marilyn Lester, NYC Jazz Record

“There's a lot of experience in her voice, which is flecked with Blossom Dearie's casual sophistication and hip intimacy. A bit of Billie Holiday and Betty Carter note-bending as well. “ - Mark Myers,

“Fulton’s delightful piano is highlighted on “Martha’s Prise” and “Blues Etude”. Her place in any contemporary list of great vocalists is secured by her interpretations of the clever “Lollipops and Roses”, and “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was.” -Joe Bebco for the Syncopated Times

“A voice with a youthful freshness and a perfectly mastered phrasing allow her to develop with a natural line of singing with a beautiful scale. This is particularly apparent in her way of detailing with a consummate sense of interpretation and an obvious artistic maturity the melody of Darn That Dream on slow tempo. More than a welcome addition to her singing, her energetic piano playing swings with naturalness and brilliance. Obviously, Champian Fulton  caught the best while listening to the great keyboard masters Bud Powell, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly and Erroll Garner. Her line up, Hide Tanaka (double bass), Fukushi Tainaka (drums) and Stephen Fulton (bugle), the latter on some titles, do a remarkable job.” - CouleursJazz

"The Stylings of Champian" is a treat from start-to-finish, filled with strong songs and excellent musicianship.  Champian Fulton is both a delightful pianist and an evocative, assured, singer, never just "going through the motions" to show off her "chops" but making each song her own.  This, her 10th album, is well worth exploring and enjoying!” Step Tempest

“The Stylings of Champian, a two-disc set of standards perfectly suited to her lilting voice and classic jazz sound…Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart never sounded happier.” Suzanne Lorge, New York City Jazz Record

“a bluesy singing style with relaxed phrasing and a swinging delivery. 3.5 Stars” Scott Yanow, Downbeat

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“The Stylings of Champian” was named in the Top 5 Vocal Releases of 2019 in the NYC Jazz Record alongside Cecile McLorin Salvant, Cyrille Aimee and Kat Edmonson.

Ken Dryden for the NYC Jazz Record (February 2019)

It’s hard not to admire an artist like Champian Fulton. Immersed in jazz through her father, jazz educator Stephen Fulton, she was already singing in public at a tender age. While her jazz education at SUNY Purchase was dominated by piano with the demanding Hal Galper as her instructor, she vowed to pursue both singing and playing piano. She’s a self-starter as well, as she has been a leader from day one of her career. This two-CD set is unusual: Disc One has around 55 minutes of music yet Disc Two has only 28; since it is priced like a single CD, think of it as a bonus disc. Her trio with bassist Hide Tanaka and drummer Fukushi Tainaka has been together since 2004 and her father guests on several tracks playing flugelhorn. Most of the album is devoted to familiar standards, but Fulton finds fresh ways to approach many of them.

Her striking vocals float over a swinging take of Harry Warren-Al Dubin’s “I Only Have Eyes For You”, spiced by her father’s Clark Terry-flavored solo. The leader’s bop chops are prominent in the brisk setting of Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein’s “All The Things You Are” while Buster Williams’ hip arrangement of Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart’s “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” and a dramatic interpretation of the often recorded Johnny Green-Edward Heyman-Robert Sour- Frank Eyton standard “Body And Soul” (accompanied only by inventive bass) are ample proof of her willingness to take chances.

There are some surprises as well, such as her romp through Oscar Peterson’s “Blues Etude” and soulful setting of Cedar Walton’s lesser-known “Martha’s Prize”. It’s easy to understand how she has grown a loyal fan base with outstanding efforts like this release.

“Fulton has a small voice and there are times I’m reminded of Carmen McRae, Patty Waters and even Slim Gaillard. Having written that—no one would mistake her for any one of them. She takes liberties with lyrics, stretches out lines and at a moments notice changes tempos. She is fine pianist and the rest of the rhythm section is fluid and totally in the spirit and on top of things. On about half of the 14 titles, Stephen Fulton joins the trio on flugelhorn to great advantage. He is obviously influenced by Clark Terry and that bubbly sound is welcome to these already wondrous sounds.” - Cadence Magazine

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New York City Jazz Record Artist Feature by Marilyn Lester

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Pianist/vocalist Champian Fulton has, in her own words, reached a milestone in her career. She’s just released a new album, The Stylings of Champian, her 10th in a dozen years. That kind of output would be remarkable for any artist, but for this 33-year-old it’s tremendous; consider that she embarked on this path at 21, playing with the same band since age 19 (bassist Hide Tanaka, drummer Fukushi Tainaka and her trumpeter father Stephen Fulton). “I really wanted to record my first record by the age of 21,” she says, “because I felt that was really a time of growth and change for me, transitioning into an adult.”

Precociousness may be, in part, the result of being born into ideal circumstances. Her father has deep roots in the jazz world in both education and performance and encouraged his progeny. As her innate talent emerged Fulton became focused on jazz. It didn’t hurt, either, to have the likes of Clark Terry close by (her father co-managed Clark Terry Jazz Camps, Workshops and Festivals and was, for a time, Director of the Clark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies at Westmar University in Iowa). When she was ten years old, Fulton played her first paid gig: Terry’s 75th birthday party.

Champian on stage with Clark Terry, mid 1990’s.

“Clark had a huge impact on me in my formative years,” Fulton remembers. “He was never one to mince words and gave me plenty of helpful criticism, much that was beyond my comprehension at the time. He taught me a lot about stage presence, interacting with the audience on stage and off and, of course, a lot about the mechanics of music, from rhythm to breathing and even how to rehearse a band.” Terry also coached her on the business of jazz.

Talking about her band, Fulton recalls, “I first met Fuku while he was working with Lou Donaldson in 2002 and I loved his playing.” Shortly thereafter, Fulton moved to NYC. “I pestered him enough into hiring me for a gig, with Hide Tanaka on bass. We immediately felt like a band. We had similar musical sensibilities and ideas; it was easy to play together.” Fulton acknowledges that over the years each has grown and changed and that this growing and changing has been a great experience. “I think it’s a shame,” she says, “how so many people never have the same band for years, much less for more than 10 years, so you never get to really experience the changes that can happen in that relationship.”

On stage with Fuku, Hide, and Stephen. Clifford Brown Jazz Fest 2010.

On stage with Fuku, Hide, and Stephen. Clifford Brown Jazz Fest 2010.

Fulton has been working with her father since around 2000. He plays on 7 of the 14 tracks of The Stylings of Champian. She says, “the quartet number ‘Rodeo’ [composed by her father] is one of my favorites on this release.” The tunes, which feature varying ratios of playing to singing, fulfill Fulton’s goal of featuring the band on the tunes they love to play. “I think this record is a little more adventurous, a little less reined-in and a little more exciting because of that. It’s nice to just make a record where you can be yourself without any restrictions.”

Her heroes include many musicians and pianists, but she especially resonates to the influence of Red Garland and Erroll Garner, who caught her attention very early: “I just loved their block chords and their melodicism. Their musical statement is so clear, so precise—I think that really captures the listener.” In the realm of another personal experience with a living musician, Fulton remembers frequent visits to see Cedar Walton when she moved to New York City in 2003, recalling his good advice and helpfulness. “I saw him perform on my 18th birthday, with Jimmy Cobb and Buster Williams,” she says. “That was one of the best nights of my life.” She’s amused by a story told to her by Walton’s widow, Martha, about Walton trying to sit in with Duke Ellington in vain. This matched her experience with Walton. “I wanted to sit in on Cedar’s gigs and of course he wouldn’t let me because he was the piano player!” she laughs. “Evidently Cedar thought that was really amusing. You know, we both really wanted to play and be a part of the scene. I miss him all the time.”

Early practicing.

Early practicing.

Fulton is in the lineage of the notable singing pianists who preceded her yet she almost dropped singing to concentrate on piano. She sang as a child, but considered it just for fun. She would learn an entire record, songs and solos as a youngster. She recalls, “Clark Terry would get a big kick out of hearing me sing these songs and solos in the car or around the house.” Today, having made the decision to sing as well as play, Fulton still prefers piano—how much depending on her mood. “I’ve had gigs where I just wanted to play the piano, but never gigs where I just wanted to sing,” she declares. “I never much cared for only singing.” Her vocals are largely smooth and sophisticated. her phrasing superb and most of all, her instinct for jazz deeply part of her DNA.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival, 2018.

Jacksonville Jazz Festival, 2018.

Interestingly, Fulton didn’t gender-identify as that mimicking child. She didn’t care if the singer was male or female. That instinct has become a philosophy. “I don’t think about the music as it relates to gender,” she emphasizes. As to the notion of women in jazz, she bristles, looking beyond past and current advocacy to populate the genre with more female players. She is proud of what she she has accomplished as a performer and leader, citing the importance of the work despite gender, a conversation she hopes will soon end. “Why can’t I be categorized as any other male musician—a pianist, a singer, a bandleader?” she states emphatically. “Why must it always be that I am categorized as a ‘female’ pianist, a ‘female’ singer, a ‘female’ bandleader? I would love to see the day when being a woman in this music isn’t something odd or unusual, it’s just normal.”

On the horizon for Fulton is more of the same, plus a solid commitment to education (she’s been involved in programs such as Litchfield Jazz Camp and Rutgers Jazz Institute) and more touring. “I am so happy with the freedom and creativity I feel in my music and I want to focus on that and focus on playing more with my band,” she says. “I just want to keep playing.” ❖

For more information, visit Fulton is at Blue Note Dec. 9th, Birdland Theater Dec. 23rd and Mezzrow Dec. 30th. See Calendar. See Calendar.

Recommended Listening:

Champian Fulton (with David Berger and The Sultans of Swing)—Champian (Such Sweet Thunder, 2007)

Champian Fulton—Sometimes I’m Happy (Venus, 2010)

Champian Fulton—The Breeze and I (Gut String, 2011)

Champian Fulton—Change Partners (Live at The Yardbird Suite) (Cellar Live, 2014)

Champian Fulton—Christmas with Champian (s/r, 2017)

Champian Fulton/Scott Hamilton—The Things We Did Last Summer (Blau, 2017)


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"The Stylings of Champian"
“New York Jazz Record” Artist Feature
Champian Fulton by Marilyn Lester
日本語訳 by Hide Tanaka

ーーー「私は自分の音楽で感じる自由さ、創造性でとても幸せです。とにかくもっと自分のバンドに集中して、それでツアーをして、常に演奏していたいのです。」ーーー チャンピアン


ピアニスト/ヴォーカリスト、チャンピアン フルトン本人が言うところによると、彼女のキャリアにとってこのアルバムは重要なマイルストーン(道標)となるそうです。
今回発売されたニューアルバム「The Stylings of Champian」は彼女のキャリア12年で10枚目のアルバムとなります。どんなアーティストにとっても12年で10枚とは驚くべきペースですが、33歳という年齢ではこれは凄い偉業です。

彼女は19才の時からbassist Hide Tanaka, drummer Fukushi Tainaka と彼女の父 trumpeterのStephen Fultonという固定メンバーで活躍しだしました。

またクラーク テリーのような人物が常に近くにいたということも、素晴らし事に違いありません。(彼女の父はClark TerryのJazz Campを共同で管理し、ワークショップ、フェスティバル、時にはClark Terry International Institute of Jazz Studies at Westmar University in Iowaの監修もやっていました。)
チャンピアンのプロとして初めてのギグは10才の時、クラーク テリーのバースデー パーティーでした。


「最初にフクとあったのは2002年、彼がルー ドナルドソンのバンドで演奏していた時で、私はすぐに彼の演奏に惚れてしまいました。」

「私は本当にフクと一緒に演奏したくて、しつこく彼にまとわりついていました。その時のベーシストはヒデ タナカです。そして私達はすぐにバンドとして意気投合しました。私達は同じような音楽的感受性と考えを持っていたので、一緒に演奏するという事がとても楽しかったのです。」



チャンピアンは2000年あたりから父親と演奏しています。彼はこの「The Stylings of Champian」14曲中の7曲に参加しています。

しかしその中でもまず若い時の彼女に多くの影響を与えたのはRed GarlandとErroll Garnerでした。

彼女がニューヨークに住み始めた2003年、彼女はよくCedar Waltonを聴きに行って、彼からとても助けになるアドバイスを受けていました。
「私は18歳の誕生日の時CedarがJimmy CobbとBuster Williamsとで演奏しているのを見ました。私の人生で最高の夜でした。」

それはCedarがDuke Ellingtonと是非一緒に演奏したかったのだけどできなかった、という話。







「将来も今のように続けていきたいと共に、教育に対しても関わっていくつもりです。(彼女はLitchfield Jazz Camp and Rutgers Jazz Instituteに関わっています。)

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日本語訳 Translated by Hide Tanaka
Review from CD Hot List
私はやっとチャンピアン フルトンの魅惑的表現力の理由を的確に理解する事ができたと思っています。

彼女の歌は正統派ボーカル スタイルでありながら実験的であり、感情的な歌い方と叙情的な歌い方が常に交差し、ゆったりとしたバックビートを強調しながら、ハードにスウィングする、という相反するものを同時進行させるユニークな才能です。
エラ フィッツジェラルドとニーナ シモンが唄う同じ曲を、同時に聴いているところを想像してみて下さい。そうすれば私の言わんとしている事を理解できると思います。

“I Didn’t Know What Time It Was” そして“Body and Soul” のような、もう歌い尽くされている曲を、全くオリジナルな自分の表現方法で歌える歌手は非常に少ない。しかし彼女はそれができる数少ない歌手の1人です。


この彼女の最新アルバムではベーシストHide Tanaka とドラマー Fukushi Tainaka という優秀なトリオを率い、ゲストには彼女の父 Stephenがフリューゲル ホーンで数曲参加しています。

曲目は全てスタンダード、Oscar PetersonとCedar Waltonの曲目も含まれています。

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ジャズ ワックス Review from JazzWax
日本語訳 (抜粋) Translated by Hide Tanaka
これはピアニスト、シンガーのチャンピアン フルトンの10枚目のアルバム。
このアルバムは彼女のコケットリー(可愛くセクシー)感満載のジャズ スタンダード曲集である。
経験豊かな彼女の歌声はブロッサム ディアリーの洗練さ、親密感が散りばめられ、声をスライドさせる唱法はビリー ホリデイ、ベティー カーターをも思い起こされる。



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By Joe Bebco "The Syncopated Times"

日本語訳(抜粋)Translated by Hide Tanaka
チャンピアン フルトンの若さで、これが10枚目になるアルバムとは驚くべき事です。しかも二枚組CD。

彼女はクラーク テリーに直接指導を受け、ニューヨークに出てきた後も直ぐにニューヨーク ジャズ シーンにとけ込み、2000年代中頃にはBirdlandに2年間レギュラー出演していました。

「The Stylings of Champian」は14曲の深く掘り下げ、探られた85分からなる音楽です。彼女の技術のしっかりとしたボーカルがフューチャーされると共に、彼女の好きなピアニスト、Oscar PetersonやCedar Waltonの曲もフューチャーされています。

“Martha’s Prise” と “Blues Etude”ではチャンピアンの気分最高のピアノが際立ち、
“Lollipops and Roses” と “I Didn’t Know What Time It Was”の解釈ではどの「現代の素晴らしいボーカリスト リスト」の中にも加えられる事疑い無しです。

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日本語訳(抜粋)Translated by Hide Tanaka

ダウンビートマガジン、2013、2014 "Rising Star of Vocal Jazz"(新人賞受賞)

ホットハウス マガジン、2017   “Female Voice of the Year"「今年の女性歌手」に選ばれる。

最新アルバム“The Stylings of Champian”はそんな彼女の勢いを示すアルバムです。

Dinah Washington、Sarah Vaughan、Billie Holidayなどにインスピレーションを受けながらも、今やチャンピアン フルトンはユニークで独自の個性を持った歌手となっています。


特にスロー、"Darn That Dream"のその細いかところまで徹底的にされた解釈は芸術的に円熟しているのが明白です。

その彼女の歌声もさる事ながら、Bud Powell, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Erroll Garnerなどの偉大なピアニ達から影響を受けた、彼女の自然体でエネルギッシュに輝くスィンギーなピアノも聴きものとなっています。

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All about Jazz by DAN MCCLENAGHAN  October 30, 2018

日本語訳(抜粋)Translated by Hide Tanaka

ピアニスト、ボーカリストのチャンピアン フルトンはきっと世界で最もチャーミングな人柄かもしれません。


彼女の音楽はまるでBud Powell、Ella Fitzgerald、Louis Armstronらがそうであったようにあなたの魂を飛翔させ、そのスウィング感は最高です。

最初の曲、たくさんの人が歌っている"Day By Day"。


"Day By Day" を聴いていただくと分かりますが、彼女が歌は歌わない、という決心を取りやめた事はとても良い事でした。

彼女は完全に確信をもって、クリーン、正確、明瞭さと繊細で品の良いボーカル スタイルを確立しました。

"Lollipops and Roses" は普段はあまりJazzシーンでは聴かれない曲です。





Oscar Peterson作曲 "Blues Etude"は「恐ろしい」ほどです。

"Rodeo" は彼女の父(フリューゲル ホーン)、Stephen Fulton作曲。

"All The Things You Are"ではStephenの火の出るようなフリューゲルが聴けます。

Cedar Walton作曲"Martha's Place," も情熱的な演奏です。

そしてもう一つのハイライトは"Body and Soul"。

これは幻想的で流れるようなHide Tanka のベースとチャンピアンのボイスのみのデュオです。

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"The Stylings of Champian"
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日本語訳 by Hide Tanaka
ーーーEven when there's swinging with a purpose, the focus is on playing together and making older songs sound fresh、、、ーーー

ピアニスト、ボーカリスト、チャンピアン フルトン新作、2枚組自主制作盤アルバムのジャケットを一目見るとまた夏がやって来た。


彼女は"New York Band"のリズムセクション、bassist Hide Tanakaとdrummer Fukushi Tainakaに囲まれ、またお父さんStephen Fultonが全ての曲では無いが、何曲もフリューゲル ホーンで渋い音を聴かせてくれる。
お父さんがどうやって"I Only Have Eyes For You"でスウィングしているのかを聴けば、娘のチャンピアンがどうやってスウィングを学んだか容易に分かる。
彼女が10才の時の初仕事はお父さんのおかげで彼の友達、クラーク テリー75才の誕生日パーティーだった。

ボーカルとベースだけのデュオ"Body and Soul"を聴いてみよう。

またあまり一般には知られていないCedar Walton作曲の"Martha's Prize" はとても魅力的な冒険となっている。

Irving Berlin作曲の "It's a Lovely Day"では偉大なるダンサー、そして素晴らしいポピュラーソングの歌い手、Fred Astaireの響が聴こえてくるようだ。
お父さんのフリューゲル ホーンが、娘のイタズラっぽく心地良く遊び回る音の中を優雅に踊る。

Rodgers and Hart作曲の"I Didn't Know What Time It Was"では踊るドラムと、とてもメロディックなベースに支えられている。

"Lonesome and Sorry"(first recorded in 1926 by Jean Goldkette's Orchestra as well as Ruth Etting) での彼女の解釈は1962年のNat "King" Coleに近く、楽しくスィングする。

アルバム最後の曲はカルテットでの演奏で"All the Things You Are"。
まず下方でエネルギッシュに踊りまくるリズムセクションに乗り、出だしからハイパワーのフリューゲル ホーンのソロが炸裂する。

"The Stylings of Champian" は最初から最後まで力強い演奏と、素晴らしいミュージシャンのインタープレイに満ち溢れたアルバムだ。
チャンピアン フルトンは歓びに満ち溢れたピアニストであり、想像を刺激する、自信に溢れた歌手である。