Frankye Kelly: The Night Is Young
Kelly is accompanied by very fine musicians who not only give strong support, but enhance the performance with expressive and knowledgeable solos. Not the least of these is the tough tenor playing a la Illinois Jacquet by Steve Heckman on "Our Day Will Come". Heckman picks up his soprano to provide the trappings for Kelly's sumptuous rendition of "Speak Low". In addition to her work on ballads, Kelly can do the blues with the best of them as she shows on Albert Collins' "If Trouble Was Money" with Heckman's honking, screeching tenor and Zim Bob Braye doing the R & B clump, clump on drums.
Judging from the response of the audience, everyone went away happy. Recommended. Visit Frankye at www.frankyekelly.com.
Track Listing: Our Day Will Come; Mood Indigo; The Night is Young; Tenderly; Lullaby of Birdland; I'm Glad There is You; No Moon At All; Speak Low; Love For Sale; If Trouble Was Money
Personnel: Frankye Kelly - Vocal; Steve Heckman - Soprano and Tenor sax; Dee Spencer - Piano; Mark "Hashima" Williams - Bass-; Zim Bob Braye - Drums; Yancie Taylor -Vibraphone
Record Label: Sonoma Jazz