Jeanie Bryson: Deja Blue
Bryson is joined by some stellar musicians for this session. A surprise is Etta Jones doing "It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House" backed by Coleman Mellett on guitar. Other notable visitors include Christian McBride on bass and Steve Nelson on vibes. These two team up with Bryson for a compelling, ear catching "Azure Te". The steady hands of long time accompanist Ted Brancato help assure that the singer gets the support that meets her needs.
Deja Blue is the product of a poised performer who has matured to the point where she sings with absolute authenticity and authority. This is clearly a breakout album and is recommended. Visit Jeanie's Internet home at www.jeaniebryson.com.
Track Listing: Deja Blue; Poetry Man; It's So Nice to Have a Man Around the House*; I'd Like to Be Baby to You; Sadness; I Told You I Love You, Now Get Out; Azure Te; Hello It's Me; Bittersweet Surrender**; Now or Never; Do You Sometimes Think of Us; Con Alma/Am I Blue
Personnel: Jeanie Bryson - Vocal; Ted Brancato - Piano/Fender Rhodes; John Herbert - Bass; Christian McBride - Acoustic & Electric Bass; Coleman Mellett - Guitar; Andrea Valentini - Drums; Steve Nelson - Vibes; Gerry Niewood - Flute/Alto Flute; Chuggy Carter - Percussion; Etta Jones*/Frank Weber** - Vocal
Record Label: KOCH International Jazz