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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, Here in My Arms (Self Produced, 2004) was a prelude to the current offering in that Silver chose recital pieces less travelled. Certainly, all of her music is from the Great American Song Book, but it is chosen carefully, with the more tired pieces avoided. It was immediately evident that Silver's silvery alto is as perfect at the edges as it is in the middle, a phenomenon of uniform density throughout. It is this basic characteristic that allows Silver to sing what she wants and how she wants, while entertaining all at the same time.
Dream Awhile finds Silver again employing a smaller band (a rhythm section-based quintet) that provides perfect support, competent soloing, and plush cushion to Silver's sturdy, take-no-prisoner's voice. Her commanding stroll through "The Song is Ended," "In The Wee Small Hours" and "Too Marvelous for Words" shows Silver confident and sexy, well-supported by pianist Joe "Sonny" Barbato, who had the lion's share of the arranging duties. The result is an excellent vocal outing, one that shows how jazz singing is to be done.
Track Listing: The Song is Ended; In the Wee Small Hours; Falling in Love with Love; Too
Marvelous for Words I Will Wait for You; So Many Stars Exactly Like You;
That's All I Can't Give You Anything But Love; Day Dream; I Could Write a
Personnel: Audrey Silver: vocals; Joe Barbato: piano; Joe Fitzgerald: bass; Chris
Bergson: guitar; Anthony Pinciotti: drums; Todd Isler: drums, percussion.
Year Released: 2011
| Record Label: Self Produced
| 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