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Laura Welland: Love is Never Out of Season

Read "Love is Never Out of Season" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


In lot of years of listening I've come across a couple of five star takes on Fats Waller's classic song “Honeysuckle Rose": Benny's Goodman's extended, loose-limbed, rollicking live version on Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert ; and Louis Armstrong and Velma Middleton's good time rendition—featuring a characteristic pinpoint precision trumpet solo by Pops—on Satch Plays Fats. Now I've found a third.Vocalist Laura Welland chose the classic to open her debut CD, Love is Never Out of Season, allowing the ...

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Laura Welland: Love is Never Out of Season

Read "Love is Never Out of Season" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Every once in a while a vocal jazz offering comes along that makes the standard repertoire make more sense. Most recently, Love is Never Out of Season presents itself as one of these revelatory recordings. The multi-talented Laura Welland takes Thomas Waller's time-worn standard “Honeysuckle Rose," seasons it to the taste of swinging mainstream, and updates the classic perfectly into the 21st Century. Her performance makes Waller's gleeful lyrics a sensual muse for love. Speaking of love...

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