Label: OpenArt Productions
Comin' Home Baby; The Gypsy In My Soul; Throw It Away; Accentuate The Positive; Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere; I Loves You Porgy; How Little We Know (How Little It Matters); La Puerta; Rip Van Winkle; A Time For Love; No One Ever Tells You; Before We Fall In Love; To The Ends Of The Earth; Listen Here.
Number one #1 Jazz CD nationwide for 4 weeks Jackie teams with GRAMMY Award winner John Clayton to deliver a tour de force through a myriad of jazz idioms — from blues & gospel flavored jazz gems, to luscious love songs, a soaring Spanish ballad, a Gershwin classic, pulsating samba rhythms — and culminates with the title track: a stunning duet with 3-time GRAMMY nominee Gerald Clayton. "Listen Here" is at once both a testimony and a tribute — a testimony to this artist's love of exploration, and a tribute to celebrate some of her favorite lyricists. It features two originals (one penned by GRAMMY Award winners Marilyn and Alan Bergman) and is Jackie's best recording yet. "AN ASTONISHING CONTRALTO VOICE...THE ALBUM IS STRONG AND WELL CONCEIVED, DISPLAYING RYAN'S GREAT ABILITY TO TACKLE VARIED MATERIAL WHILE MAINTAINING A SINGULAR AND INDIVIDUAL APPROACH. EVERY LYRIC RYAN SINGS IS DELIVERED WITH THE DEEPEST CONVICTION AND ABSOLUTE CONFIDENCE... Abbey Lincoln's ballad 'Throw It Away' is a highlight. 'Anytime, Any Day, Anywhere' and 'How Little We Know,' both easy swingers, with Gerald Clayton's introspective playing and ringing voicings, are especially gorgeous." —Chris Robinson, DOWNBEAT "WITH CHOPS THAT ARE EVER DEEPENING AND A REACH THAT IS EVER EXPANDING, RYAN TEAMS WITH JOHN CLAYTON AND COOKS UP ONE OF THE MOST MAJOR LABEL SOUNDING INDY RELEASES OF ALL TIME. There's so much passion in the delivery and execution that you could bottle and sell the run off. THIS IS A JAZZ VOCAL DATE THAT DESERVES TO TAKE ITS PLACE IN LINE WITH ANY AND ALL OF THE CLASSICS. HOT STUFF THROUGHOUT!" —Chris Spector, Editor, Midwest Record Review
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