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Bryant, Betty / Project 88
Album:Project 88 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bryant, Betty Added:02/2019
Label:Bry-Mar Music 

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Add Date:2019-02-14 Pull Date:2019-04-18 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-02-03 
Reviewed: 2018-02-03
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Betty Bryant is a musical phenomenon. Her new album, “Project 88” is a reference to the 88 keys of the piano, and Bryant’s age. Bryant plays with a cool intensity and sings with a verve and style that makes her engaging to hear.
If You Like: Ella Fitzgerald, Big Mama Thornton, Etta James
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Love Came And Went (3:12) – bass starts> uptempo song> piano solo> uptempo song> quick fade on vocal
*2/ Oh, Lady Be Good (4:00) – piano starts> uptempo instrumental jam> piano solo> bass solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
**3/ Catfish Man (5;23) – drums start> bluesy midtempo song> sax solo> piano solo> midtempo song> crescendo end on sax
4/ Just You, Just Me (4:27) – piano/trumpet starts> midtempo song> piano solo> trumpet solo> flute solo> midtempo song crescendo end & some spoken words
5/ But Beautiful (5:36) – sax starts> slow song> piano solo> slow song> slow fade on sax
*6/ Ain’t Nobody’s Business (5:47) – trumpet starts> swaggering midtempo song> piano solo> wailing trumpet solo> midtempo song> quick fade on vocal
*7/ Cho Cho (3;50) – drums starts> uptempo instrumental samba> guitar solo> flute solo> piano solo> uptempo samba> quick stop
**8/ They Say It’s Wonderful (3:340 – brush drums start> uptempo song> trumpet solo> bass solo> drum solo> uptempo song> trumpet solo to fade
9/ My Beloved (5:14) – piano starts> midtempo instrumental jam> piano solo> flute solo> slow jam> slow fade
*10/ It’s Hard To Say Goodbye (4:10) – piano starts> slow song> midtempo instrumental break> uptempo song> crescendo end




Track Listing
1.Love Came And Went 6.Ain't Nobody's Business
2.Oh, Lady Be Good 7.Cho Cho
3.Catfish Man 8.They Say It's Wonderful
4.Just You, Just Me 9.My Beloved
5.But Beautiful 10.It's Hard To Say Goodbye