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Gibbons, Polly / All I Can Do
Album:All I Can Do Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gibbons, Polly Added:05/2019
Label:Resonance Records 

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Add Date:2019-05-29 Pull Date:2019-07-31 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-22 
Reviewed: 2019-05-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On singer Gibbons new disc, she is a more powerful persona some years ago. Her voice has gained strength, with an ability to take it up on swinging romps and yet draw us in on atmospheric ballads. This collection is absolutely dripping in bluesy and soulful inflections and the band is both tight and versatile.
If You Like: Veronica Swift, Annie Ross, Janis Joplin, Lena Horne
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ Permit Me To Introduce You To Yourself (5:08) – vocal starts> sassy uptempo song> piano solo> guitar solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
*2/ Good Hands Tonight (6:08) – drums start> midtempo hesitating jam> midtempo hesitating bluesy song with swelling organ> rocking guitar solo> organ solo> midtempo song> crescendo on vocal & fade
*3/ Beautiful Things (4:21) – piano starts> uptempo song> guitar/piano duet> bass solo> uptempo song suddenly dips, then swings up to crescendo> uptempo scat> quick stop
4/ If You Had The Chance (5:21) – piano starts> slow song slowly builds in strength & volume to crescendo, then mellows> slow fade
**5/ Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues (6:38) – drums start> midtempo blues romp with shouted vocals> piano solo> uptempo song> crescendo end
*6/ Anything Goes (4:30) – piano starts> uptempo jam> uptempo song with soaring vocals> organ solo> uptempo song> quick stop
*7/ This Is Always (5:39) – vocal starts> slow song> piano solo> bass solo> slow song> slow fade
**8/ All I Can Do (5:03) – bass starts> midtempo song with strutting vocals> piano solo> uptempo song soars, then mellows on scat solo> slow fade on vocal
9/ Everything Must Change (7:23) – piano starts> midtempo jam> pause> slow song slowly builds to midtempo & increases in volume> piano solo cascades> midtempo song soars, then mellows, bulds to a crescendo & slows to fade on vocal
***10/ I’m Just A Lucky So And So (5:48) – piano starts> uptempo sassy song soars> organ solo> uptenpo song> crescendo end
*11/ Nothing Compares To You (6:24) – piano starts> slow song> organ solo> slow song soars, then mellows to fade
**812/ Sugar In My Bowl (5:20) – organ starts> slow song builds in volume & intensity> organ/piano duet> slow song swells in volume> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Permit Me To Introduce You To Yourself 7.This Is Always
2.Good Hands Tonight 8.All I Can Do
3.Beautiful Things 9.Everything Must Change
4.If You Had The Chance 10.I'm Just A Lucky So And So
5.Some Of My Best Friends Are The Blues 11.Nothing Compares To You
6.Anything Goes 12.Sugar In My Bowl