79

Tish Oney: Forever Friend

By

Sign in to view read count
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


Shop

More Articles

Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Before The Silence CD/LP/Track Review Before The Silence
by John Sharpe
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1 CD/LP/Track Review Masters Legacy Series, Volume 1
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Backlog CD/LP/Track Review Backlog
by Mark F. Turner
Published: February 24, 2017
Read Process And Reality CD/LP/Track Review Process And Reality
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 24, 2017
Read The Picasso Zone CD/LP/Track Review The Picasso Zone
by Franz A. Matzner
Published: February 23, 2017
Read "Cloud Illusions" CD/LP/Track Review Cloud Illusions
by Mark Sullivan
Published: September 7, 2016
Read "Jazz Jukebox" CD/LP/Track Review Jazz Jukebox
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: October 31, 2016
Read "Revelation" CD/LP/Track Review Revelation
by Jack Bowers
Published: August 16, 2016
Read "Nomade Orquestra" CD/LP/Track Review Nomade Orquestra
by Chris M. Slawecki
Published: August 5, 2016
Read "Once Upon a Time Right Now" CD/LP/Track Review Once Upon a Time Right Now
by Nicholas F. Mondello
Published: July 29, 2016
Read "Nwayo" CD/LP/Track Review Nwayo
by James Nadal
Published: June 24, 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!