Kathy Jenkins: From This Moment On
This album once more demonstrates the significance of good arrangements and outstanding musicians in making an album successful. This band's chairs are occupied by some of New York's top players and each cut features a solo by at least one of these fine musicians. As can be expected, the lion's share of the solo space belongs to Levinovsky. But the saxophones of Rich Perry and Andy Middleton share individual attention on "When the Sun Comes Out". Andy Gravish brings a strong open trumpet to "Gotta Move" while Kenny Rampton's blues-laden trumpet enhances "Black Coffee". To borrow from a current promo for the PGA Senior tour, "These guys really can play."
With excellent range and diction, an intuitive feel for the lyrics and not afraid to wear her feelings on her vocal sleeve, Kathy Jenkins is a welcome addition to the jazz vocal scene. From This Moment On is recommended.
Tracks:From This Moment On; When the Sun Comes Out; What You Don't Know about Women; Love for Sale; Lover Man; Gotta Move; Lonely Woman; If I Were a Bell; Fascinatin' Rhythm; Black Coffee; I Got the World on a String; Come Rain or Come Shine; End of a Love Affair; Ask Me Now
Personnel: Kathy Jenkins - Vocal; Bob Milligan, Craig Johnson, Andy Gravish, Kenny Rampton - Trumpet; Noah Bless, Dave Panichi, Pat Halloran, Dale Turk - Trombone; Mike Migliore, Chip Burris, Andy Middleton, Rich Perry, Rick Kriska - Saxophone; Nick Levinovsky- Piano, Conductor, Arranger; Boris Koslow - Bass; Darryl Pellegrini - Drums
Record Label: NLO Records