hi, i'm looking for recommendations of good classic recordings of jazz pianists/singers that are singing and playing at the same time, with no backup.  just singing while playing piano, of jazz standards.  that's what i'm trying to focus on.

i've got recordings of solo jazz piano, and i've got recordings of singers playing piano in a trio or small combo context, but i don't have any and can't think of any of just singers singing and playing piano by themselves.

(although i would also love more recommendations of singers playing piano in a trio or small combo context.)
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you might want to try andy bey...  solo piano/vocal albums..

here's the amazon link to two of his albums (he has a big reputation in the jazz field)


nice voice andy bey's got there. will have to save up for some of his cds.

the post got me wondering if nat king cole had done any solo piano and vocal - i didn't find any from a quick search.
i did find this youtube link of nat playing tea for two, which i'm afraid has nothing to do with the original post as it's non vocal, and with a trio (!) - but i just had to share it:

harry connick jr. on when harry met sally and the birthday albums (20, 25, and 30).  

shirley horn on marian mcpartland's piano jazz

for more of a cabaret take on standards, try bobby short  

while its not jazz per say, i think that ben folds' "ben folds live" really sets the bar for solo piano/vocal albums as far as pop/rock goes.
try jamie cullum, he's a great jazz pianist and singer. he's british. i've got all his albums. you use alot of herbie hancock voicings.  diana krall also is great
eliane elias.  especially if you like brazilian jazz.
thanks!  i guess i assumed that there was a ton more out there of this particular form of playing/recording, but i've already come across a bunch of this.  especially looking forward to shirley horn and elias.  unfortunately most of the other stuff is slow ballads, i'm looking for some more creative ideas on how to really tear things up while singing.
for tearing things up, i again recommend referencing folds.

which songs are you trying to play?  some examples would be helpful in determining more specific suggestions.
let's see...  examples would be witchcraft, i'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter, it's all right with me, comes love, is you is or is you ain't my baby, a foggy day in london town.

on so many of those it's so easy for me to fall into the pattern of "and one, and three, and one, and three" in the left hand, with comp chords on and of 1 and and of 3.
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