Jody Sandhaus: Winter Moon
While the album leans toward the melancholy, it is by no means bereft of brighter moments which uplift the spirits. A seductive "Caravan" and a matter of fact "I Should Care" are among the best in this category. On all the tunes, Sandhaus stays with the melody avoiding swoops, scatting and other vocal aerobatics, and engaging in note bending only where necessary to make her interpretative point. She also manages to stay relaxed and at ease on all the tunes she delivers. The lyrics are consistently treated with a mixture of affection and respect.
Winter Moon is a fine first out of the gate album and holds out great promise of more good things in the future. In fact, Sandhaus is working on a new release with Saranac which should be hitting the streets in the not too distant future. Visit Jody at her Internet site at www.jodysandhaus.com.
Track Listing: Not in Love; It's a Lazy Afternoon; I Should Care; The Ballad of the Sad Young Men; From This Moment on; You Are There; You and the Night and the Music; Winter Moon; For all We Know; Love Me or Leave Me; I Wish I Knew; Caravan
Personnel: Jody Sandhaus - Vocals; Pete Malinverni - Piano; Rufus Reid - Bass; Leroy Williams - Drums
Record Label: Saranac