For Heaven's Sake

Jackie Ryan

Label: BluPort Records
Released: 2001
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Track Listing

* Someone To Light Up My Life (Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Você) * Comes Love * I Concentrate On You * Caminhos Cruzados * Nice Work If You Can Get It * For Heaven's Sake * Cuando Vuelva A Tu Lado (What A Difference A Day Made) * You Better Know It * Black Coffee * Samba De Rei * Words Can't Describe * What A Little Moonlight Can Do


Personnel

Jackie Ryan
voice / vocals

Additional Personnel / Information

Rob Thorsen: bass; Duncan Moore:drums

Album Description

"RYAN POSSESSES AN EARTHY VOICE - BRIMMING WITH PASSION AND EXCITEMENT... She and veteran pianist and accompanist, Mike Wofford, go at it on this session. They swing and burn. This fortuitous merging of zest and talent comes together on a rousing version of 'Comes Love', which opens with Ryan's voice weaving in and out of Thorsen's bass. But the intensity is not limited to up tempo romps. Ryan, with her deep voice, can be sultry and sensuous, like on 'For Heaven's Sake'. This is one of many gems on the play list of standards and lesser known classics." — Dave Nathan, All About Jazz **** "CD PICK OF THE WEEK! ONE OF THE MOST PLEASANT AND INTELLIGENTLY CONCEIVED RELEASES OF TUNES A LA JAZZ IN SOME TIME . . . Ms. Ryan has captured the essence of ballads from 'For Heaven's Sake' to the touch of South America in 'Samba De Rei.' Her singing has many virtues, but one in particular is her tastefulness. There is nothing trivial about her singing. She is, to quote an often-used phrase, a 'musician's musician.' Among my favorites on this release are 'Black Coffee,' 'I Concentrate on You,' 'Comes Love,' and 'Someone to Light Up My Life.' This BluePort release marks a return to lyricism, grace, and melodic beauty in jazz. SINCE ELLA, SARAH, AND CHRISTY HAVE BEEN GONE, THERE HAS BEEN A VOID IN JAZZ SINGING. MS. RYAN CHANGES THAT. Just remembering Ms. Vaughan's recording of 'Words Can't Describe,' her singular power of sensuality is captured once again by Ms. Ryan." — Johnny Adams, The Monterey County Post, KNRY and KIEZ Radio, (March 22, 2001)


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