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Tish Oney: Forever Friend

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Can educators really practice what they teach is a question that constantly pervades the music business. Vocalist Tish Oney is one of the many who teach their craft in music schools and colleges while at the same time keeping up a healthy performing schedule. Oney teaches voice and vocal jazz, and gigs in and around the upper New York State area. In addition, one of her compositions has been nominated for the SAMMY award, the prize named after the inimitable lyricist Sammy Cahn. Wisely going with a play list for her first album that not only includes a smattering of her originals, but some recognizable classics as well, she and her group offer a delightful 40 minutes of vocal music. Subtlety is the name of the game for Oney as she doesn't have a particularly powerful voice. So she has to use phrasing, good intonation and diction to carry her through and this she does this very well. Not only did she show some smarts in selecting the play list, but also the musicians she brings into the studio with her as well. Often it's the pianist that must carry the accompanying load on a vocal album. Certainly Dino Losito makes a strong contribution. But he has to share honors with the others, especially Steve Brown on guitar. His lightly electrified instrument helps make the music gleam as he provides a solid chordal foundation on which Oney builds her vocals. The laid back alto of Joe Riposo is also heard to good effect on such cuts as "A Blue Goodbye". So the answer to the question that led off this review as it applies to Oney is "you bet!". Recommended.


Track Listing: Mean to Me; A Blue Goodbye; You Make Me Think I'm in Love; Peace; Summertime; Angel Eyes; Secret Love; Forever Friend; For Sentimental Reasons

Personnel: Tish Oney - Vocals; Joe Riposo - Alto Sax; Steve Brown - Guitar; James Johns - Drums; Miles Brown - Bass; Dino Losito - Piano

| Style: Vocal


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