|Add Date:||2017-09-08|| ||Pull Date:||2017-11-10|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||17 Sep|
Review: gorgeous set of old standards by this Nigerian singer with a unique voice and turn of phrase. Every arrangement is augmented by a select combination of some of the best players currently on the scene. And check out the booklet: she has a different stunning outfit for each track!
If You Like: Sarah Vaughn. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nina Simone
Track Review (favorites denoted by a *):
1/But Beautiful - vocal starts> slow tempo> fade 2/Lush Life - piano starts> slow tempo builds to midtempo> fade *3/ Mood Indigo - bass starts> slow tempo> quick stop *4/Round Midnight - piano starts> slow tempo> fabulous instrumental back-up> trumpet solo> fade 5/Body And Soul - piano starts> midtempo> trumpet solo> Russell Malone guest guitar solo> fade *6/ All The Things You Are - bass/drums start> uptempo> sax solo> quick fade 7/ I Loves You Porgy - piano starts> slow tempo> piano solo> fade 8/Autumn Leaves - drums start> midtempo with Latin feel> quick stop *9/ In A Sentimental Mood - bass/piano starts> slow tempo> trumpet solo> sax solo> fade *10/ Sophisticated Lady - piano starts> midtempo slows to slow tempo> fade 11/ Someone To Watch Over Me - horns start> midtempo> fadeon vocal *12/ Summertime - percussion starts> fast tempo music with midtempo vocals> kick butt trumpet solo? full out jam> crescendo end 13/ Besame Mucho - slow tempo> sax solo> slow fade *14 Ron Carter on bass starts> bass duet with vocal> slow tempo> fade & final bass notes