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Barbara Lusch is a communicator. She sings with a deeply sensual vibrancy that gets right to the heart of the matter. Her songs take on added meaning that ensures we'll "get it. It helps that she's chosen songs to which we can all relate. They're timeless, of course, and provide pleasant memories that we cannot overlook.
Lusch brings a delightful voice to the forum that's always clear and crisp. Her confidence comes from the high musical standards that she exhibits throughout the program. The piano trio accompaniment that appears with her gives the session a no-nonsense texture. The focus remains on the singer.
The musical arrangements for both "Black Coffee and "Nature Boy include several welcome surprises. Lusch isn't one to settle for ordinary. "Every Night comes with a convincing blues feel, while "Bonita takes the audience on a journey through distant lands.
From the Great American Songbook, "They Can't Take That Away from Me lets Lusch swing with a kittenish charm. The soft edges in her voice ensure a laid-back interpretation throughout the program. "Now, Baby or Never, another heartfelt blues, stands out as the session's high point, issuing a meaningful dialogue through a swinging piano trio romp. One listen and you may feel as if you've known Barbara Lusch all your life.
Track Listing: Come On-a My House; Ain't Doin' Bad Doin' Nothin'; Girl Talk; Light My Fire; Nature Boy; I Love the Way You're Breaking My Heart; Black Coffee; Every Night; They Can't Take That Away From Me; So Nice; Now, Baby, or Never; Bonita.
Personnel: Barbara Lusch: vocals; Dan Gaynor: piano; Scott Steed, Essiet Essiet, Kevin Dietz: bass; Reinhardt Melz: drums; Bobby Torres: percussion; Sean Holmes, Kirk Green, Billy Bradford: background vocals.
Year Released: 2006
| Record Label: Blush Records
| Style: Vocal
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