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by Dan Bilawsky
There's immediate comfort in encountering Audrey Silver's music for the first time. Her voice is an open invitation, an instrument of confession and creation that immediately transports you to someplace else. That's evident from her first utterances through her last words on Very Early. In putting together this program, Silver thought long and hard about song selection. It shows, both in the eclectic playlist she created and through the unique arrangements born of her thoughts and Steven ...read more
by C. Michael Bailey
eviews touting a singer's perfect diction are reminiscent of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (or the Lerner and Lowe 1956 musical and 1964 movie, My Fair Lady), and the plight of Eliza Doolittle to straighten out her coarse Cockney into the Queen's speech). Diction has been a driving force in describing singer Audrey Silver's sophomore recording Dream Awhile. The issue is not that Silver has perfect diction (she has) but why it is so perfect. Silver's first recording, ...read more
by Wilbert Sostre
to tell, by the pure joy of Audrey Silver's voice on Dream Awhile, that this 2009 collection is the singer's favorite jazz standards. Silver amazing, glimmering tone shines all throughout, especially on the up-tempo, swinging tracks I Will Wait For You," Exactly Like You" and Irving Berlin's The Song Is Ended." She even adds some Ella Fitzgerald-like scatting on Falling In Love With Love." Silver's sophisticated, classy phrasing makes her an equally good interpreter of ballads. Her delivery ...read more