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Bey, Andy / World According To Andy Bey, The
Album:World According To Andy Bey, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bey, Andy Added:08/2013
Label:Highnote 

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Add Date:2013-08-11 Pull Date:2013-10-13 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-08-08 
ANDY BEY: The World According to Andy Bey
HighNote, 2013

JAZZ VOCALS – Andy Bey is one of the all-time great (and sadly underappreciated) singers in jazz, but he’s also an acquired taste. Bey’s velvet style is very intimate, very expressive, his hushed voice hovering in the high register and then sinking way down low or sliding into relaxed scat-singing. This set is just Bey and his piano, with lots of ballads. Some may find it sleepy, but just listen. It is gorgeous!

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 7, 9

1. 5:27 – slow, hushed ballad, drawn-out lyrics with lots of space in between
2. 6:08 – starts slow, fragile, melancholy, switches to a very relaxed sway
3. 3:22 – easygoing scat showcase, minimal piano (just the chord changes)
4. 6:46 – dark original tune: free-form vocals roam over spare piano
5. 4:03 – gentle standard: a soulful, romantic ache with elastic phrasing
6. 6:09 – strange, dissonant feel: talkin’ about the various kinds of blues
7. 2:32 – upbeat but still very spare Fats Waller swinger
8. 4:45 – open, spacious original: free-form voc about engaging with the world
9. 3:57 – quiet, melancholy ballad: lonely and heartbreaking
10. 2:07 – sunny standard: simple piano intro, winking vocal, oddball breaks
11. 5:19 – slow and stately: nicely understated, romantic vocal

[ Fo ] - 8 August 2013

Track Listing
1.It Never Entered My Mind 6.There's So Many Ways To Approach The Blues
2.But Not For Me 7.The Joint Is Jumpin'
3.Dedicated To Miles 8.Being Part Of What's Happening Now
4.The Demons Are After You 9.The Morning After
5.Love Is Here To Stay 10.'s Wonderful
 11.Dissertation On The State Of Bliss