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Livia Devereux's Night Winds Whisper (Self Produced, 2010) sported a very jazzy "Walking After Midnight" , proving that well-written music can survive in any genre climate. Patty Cronheim proves the same on Days Like These, a disc also populated with lesser-known standards and forays outside of the typical jazz realm.
Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" is given a smooth, hard bop treatment in place of its original funk-inspired strut. Cronheim's silky low alto divines the supernatural essence of the song. Greg Wall's tenor saxophone and Clifford Adams' trombone recall the plush sound of The Jazz Messengers circa 1961, employing trombonist Curtis Fuller and tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter. Cronheim transcends mere blues to cast this popular song in a firm "Moondance" vibe; with its walking bass and intricate horn filigree, it's clear that Cronheim has been listening to a lot of Van Morrison.
Personnel: Patty Cronheim: vocals; Aaron Weiman: piano and Rhodes; Brian
Glassman: bass; Corey Rawls: drums; Greg Wall: tenor and soprano sax;
Clifford Adams: trombone.
Year Released: 2011
| Record Label: Say So 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