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Titled after Slim Gaillard’s "Atomic Cocktail," Dead Ringer’s album speaks to the swing revival as well as to mainstream jazz lovers. Kathleen Frasca delivers familiar stories and charms the listener with her natural approach and fresh articulate vocal style. Providing music for relaxation, the singer entertains with overdubs, key changes, some instrumental improvisation, occasional sound effects, and clearly-defined lyrics. Tender ballads such as "It Ain’t Necessarily So," "Angel Eyes," "No Moon at All," and "Comes Love" are treated with respect. "Swing, Brother, Swing" provides the audience with a danceable rhythm and familiar lyrics to enjoy. Reminiscent of an early Anita O’Day, the popular Joanie Sommers and several other well-liked singers, Frasca entertains to a comfortable rhythm while making sure the lyrics remain her prime concern.
Track Listing: Ridin
Personnel: Kathleen Frasca- vocals; Ron Rennells- guitar, concertina, synthesizer; Marty Buttwinick- double bass, electric bass; Steve Matyas- drums, percussion.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com