334

Eliane Elias: Everything I Love

Jim Santella By

Sign in to view read count
Her light singing voice and light piano touch go hand in hand. Always clear and vibrant, pianist Eliane Elias creates modern mainstream quality every time out. This one is a love letter that she's put together to honor those who have inspired her. The pianist mentions Bud Powell, Charles Mingus and Dizzy Gillespie, but there are more.

Both Marc Johnson and Jack DeJohnette apply that same light touch on bass and drums to Cole Porter's lively "I Love You," as well as to her own slow and romantic composition "That's All It Was." Carl Allen and Christian McBride appear in roles a little heavier to suit different situations.

Elias' lovely alto voice remains soft and gentle throughout. A highlight is the sentimental ballad "I Fall in Love Too Easily" with its piano fills and sparkling interlude. Quite convincing on this one, Elias breathes new life into Sammy Cahn's lyrics. The other vocal tracks appear soft and gentle as well, representing both up-tempo and slow impressions. McBride and Allen are featured in "Nostalgia in Times Square" and "Woody 'N You." For both classic straight-ahead pieces, Elias has captured the mood with her piano trio format. Both bassists and both drummers on the session appear in frequent solo spots. An enjoyable singer and a superb pianist, Eliane Elias' romantic love letter pays homage to many, but in her own sweet way.


Track Listing: Bowing to Bud; Nostalgia in Times Square; The Beat of My Heart; I Fall in Love Too Easily; Everything I Love; Introduction #1/If I Should Lose You; They Say It's Wonderful; I Love You; That's All It Was; Introduction #2/Alone Together; Woody 'N You; Blah Blah Blah; Introduction #3/Autumn Leaves.Collective

Personnel: Eliane Elias- piano, add vocal on "The Beat of My Heart" "I Fall in Love Too Easily" "Blah Blah Blah" and "They Say It's Wonderful;" Marc Johnson, Christian McBride- bass; Jack DeJohnette, Carl Allen- drums; Rodney Jones- rhythm guitar on "The Beat of My Heart."

| Record Label: Blue Note Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


Shop

More Articles

Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Live at PafA CD/LP/Track Review Live at PafA
by Matthew Aquiline
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Ocean of Storms CD/LP/Track Review Ocean of Storms
by Troy Dostert
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Transparent Water CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read Billows Of Blue CD/LP/Track Review Billows Of Blue
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "Purple Patio" CD/LP/Track Review Purple Patio
by John Sharpe
Published: October 1, 2016
Read "Flow" CD/LP/Track Review Flow
by Budd Kopman
Published: July 9, 2016
Read "Songs Of Life" CD/LP/Track Review Songs Of Life
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: December 8, 2016
Read "Lost Signals" CD/LP/Track Review Lost Signals
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 25, 2016
Read "Protocol 3" CD/LP/Track Review Protocol 3
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 23, 2016
Read "Windows" CD/LP/Track Review Windows
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: September 12, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!