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Edmonson, Kat / Take To The Sky
Album:Take To The Sky Collection:Jazz
Artist:Edmonson, Kat Added:Dec 2009
Label:Convivium Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-01-17 Pull Date:2010-03-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 21Mar 14Mar 7Feb 21Feb 14Feb 7Jan 31Jan 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 09, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Mar 17, 2010:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
2.Mar 20, 2010:Music Casserole
5.Mar 12, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Mar 19, 2010:The Rent Party
Night And Day
6.Mar 04, 2010:in the groove
(Just Like) Starting Over

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-17 
KAT EDMONSON: Take to the Sky
Convivium, 2009

JAZZ VOCALS – The first thing you’ll notice about Edmonson is her unusual voice, reminiscent of Billie Holiday by way of Blossom Dearie, but with a distinctive intimacy and a wistful/coy character all her own. The second thing is her repertoire, which includes great takes on the usual standards but also covers pop songs by The Cure, The Cardigans and John Lennon. This is different, and well worth a spin.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10

1. 5:12 – slow piano pulse and deadpan vocal; rises gradually… very cool
2. 4:10 – Cure song done as a slow cha-cha… why does this work?! It does.
3. 3:51 – Cole Porter classic turned into a hip, bouncy strut w/nifty percussion
4. 4:17 – mysterious Henri Mancini film theme, stark and moody
5. 4:02 – Cardigans: whispery vocals & low horns; then a sexy Cuban dance
6. 5:11 – hushed feel, suspended pulse: vocal wraps around delicate trio
7. 2:27 – relaxed bounce, makes a jazz standard sound like a pop song
8. 4:55 – 1960s girl-group classic as a slow drag: walking bass, cool trumpet
9. 4:39 – verrry slooow John Lennon ballad, tender with lots of open space
10. 3:33 – slow and quiet a cappella tune, sweetly haunting

[ Fo ] 01/17/10

Track Listing
1.Summertime 6.Angel Eyes
2.Just Like Heaven 7.Just One Of Those Things
3.Night And Day 8.One Fine Day
4.Charade 9.(Just Like) Starting Over
5.Lovefool 10.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most