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Rachel & Vilray / Rachel & Vilray
Album:Rachel & Vilray Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rachel & Vilray Added:03/2020
Label:Nonesuch Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-03 
Reviewed: 2020—04-03
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Vocalist Rachel & guitarist Vilray perform a gorgeous set of languorous old classics & originals with a fluid group of guest musicians. Rachel is the principal vocalist except where noted. Jon Batiste guests on piano on #10
If You Like: Jolie Holland, Veronica Swift, Herb Ellis, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks, Nicki Parrott
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Without A Thought For My Heart (2:27) – guitar starts> slow song> fade
2/ Do Friends Fall In Love? (2:55) – guitar starts> midtempo duet song> fade
3/ Alone At Last (3:16) – sax starts> slow song builds in volume> fade
*4/ Treat Me Better (2:41) – guitar starts> midtempo duet trading lyrics> crescendo end on vocal
5/ Nosotros (3:14) – guitar starts> slow song sung solo in Spanish builds to midtempo duet> crescendo & fade
**6/ At Your Mother’s House (3:20) – horns start> fast tempo song> quick stop
7/ I Can’t Go To Sleep (2:37) – slide guitar starts> slow tempo duet song builds in volume> spoken word> slow song> fade on vocal
**8/ I Love The Way You’re Breaking My Heart (3:19) – horns start> midtempo song> quick fade
**9/ The Laundromat Swing (2:14) – guitar starts> swinging uptempo duet song builds to fast tempo> quick fade
*10/ Go On Shining (3:44) – piano starts> midtempo song> quick fade
*11/ Let’s Make Love On This Plane (2:29) – bass starts> midtempo duet song with traded lyrics> fade
12/ There’s No True Love (3:42) – guitar starts> midtempo song> fade

Track Listing
1.Without a Thought for My Heart 7.I Can't Go to Sleep
2.Do Friends Fall in Love? 8.I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart
3.Alone at Last 9.The Laundromat Swing
4.Treat Me Better 10.Go on Shining
5.Nosotros 11.Let's Make Love on This Plane
6.At Your Mother's House 12.There's No True Love