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Album Review

Carol McCartney: Be Cool

Read "Be Cool" reviewed by Edward Blanco


Toronto native Carol McCartney records another impressive vocal statement on the breezy Be Cool cementing her reputation as one of Canada's finest jazz vocalist and building on the foundation established from her critically-acclaimed debut Night In Tunisia (CDBaby, 2007). Though presenting a selection of primarily familiar standards from the jazz cannon, the Joni-Mitchell pop tune title track is an exception to this rule and is transformed into a jazz song with a clever arrangement from pianist Brian Dickinson who--along with ...

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Album Review

Carol McCartney: A Night in Tunisia

Read "A Night in Tunisia" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


On A Night in Tunisia, Canadian jazz vocalist Carol McCartney brings not only a bright and pleasing vocal style, but some of the most highly regarded Canadian jazzmen. These musicians include trumpeter Guido Basso (late of the Rob McConnell Boss Brass), vibraphonist and former Concord recording artist Peter Appleyard, bassist Dave Young, drummer Terry Clarke, tenor saxophonist Bob Brough and several others.

What is especially notable is that McCartney features each of them on different tracks. ...


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