Barbara Paris: P. S. I Love You (2002)
Paris is joined by fellow Coloradian, veteran pianist Joe Bonner and the contrast between his piano and Paris' quiet voice is startling. Bonner is a brawny pianist, favoring florid harmonies. There's a hint of the dissonance in his playing probably coming from his years performing with such advanced jazz performers as Pharoah Sanders and Freddie Hubbard. At the same time, he can be elegantly romantic and melodic as on such cuts as "More Than You Know". There are times when one wishes Bonner would tone it down a bit. But overall, this album is a welcome return to the studio for Paris. Hopefully we won't have to wait as long for the next visit. Tour her web page at www.barbaraparis.com/home.html.
Track Listing: I Can't Give You Anything But Love; More Than You Know; Nice Work If You Can Get It; You Go to My Head; They Can't Take That Away from Me; P. S. I Love You; Let's Dream in the Moonlight; Embraceable You; I Only Have Eyes for You; You Don't Know What Love Is
Personnel: Barbara Paris - Vocal; Joe Bonner - Piano
Record Label: Perera