Vanessa Rubin: Girl Talk
Rubin doesn't set the world on fire with this album, nor does it appear that her intention. Rather the album is a platform for Rubin's straight forward jazz singing where she recognizes that lyrics she can also be concerned with lyrics to earn the sobriquet "jazz singer." The voice doesn't always have to be just an instrument. Rubin's vocalizing meshes well with the instruments with words delivered with intelligent emotion. Telarc has surrounded her with top level support with the sidemen on this set befitting for a singing personage of Rubin's stature. It's a no brainer to highly recommend Girl Talk. Visit Rubin's Internet home at www.vanessarubin.com.
Track Listing: Comes Love; Matchmaker, Matchmaker; Whatever happens; But Not for Me*; One for My Baby (and One More for the Road); You'll Never Know (Until You Let Go); Loving You; Girl Talk; Sex Is a Misdemeanor (the More You Miss Da Meaner You Get); Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You*; Won't Have to Say Goodbye; If You Ever Go Away
Personnel: Vanessa Rubin, Etta Jones* - Vocals; Eric Alexander, Javon Jackson - Tenor Saxophone; Steve Davis - Trombone; Lewis Nash - Drums; Cedar Walton, Larry Willis - Piano; David Williams - Bass
Record Label: Telarc Records