163

Jodi Stevens: Girl Talk

By

Sign in to view read count
Jodi Stevens: Girl Talk
Pull together a play list of well-established standards, sung by one of the top jazz cocktail performers from the Broadway circuit and backed by some of jazz's most imaginative and talented jazz masters from the Great White Way; add witty, clever and romantic arrangements; and the result is a CD that will catch and keep most listeners' attention. As added fillips, tack on inspirational sensations engendered by the 2002 Richard Rodgers Centennial, and the outcome is a CD that - while not earth shaking - will get plenty of attention from those who appreciate the joys of the jazz/pop genre well done. The enhanced CD takes advantage of modern audio technology with considerable multimedia content, including full-length video, "The Making of Girl Talk" (shot entirely in the studio), a slide show of photographs, a Flash movie, and a sampler jukebox from the label. These features make this a full fledged technological side show. With great sound coming from the likes of Ted Rosenthal, Lew Soloff and Jay Leonhart, this album lifts into the highly delightful category. As icing on the cake, Soloff's trumpet helps to bring off the whole affair with those patented high notes...especially on such cuts as "Girl Talk". The ensemble joins Jodi for a saucy, sassy, nasal rendition of Peggy Lee's (like it or not) "I'm a Woman". Soloff also does the Rosemary Clooney/Cootie Williams tune "Come on a My House" (talk about high notes!), which has that dizzy atmosphere excitement to it.

This album is another example of what's hitting street these days, fifty minutes of standards repackaged and rearranged, giving a brighter burnish to these great hits. Recommended. Visit Jodie and co-workers at www.sonsofsound.com .

Track Listing

Girl Talk; It Never Entered My Mind; Lover Come Back to Me; Blue Gardenia; Foolin' Myself; Angel Eyes; I'm a Woman; He Was too Good to Me; Come on a My House; More Than You Know; You'd Be So Nice to Come Home to; Girl Talk (Reprise)

Personnel

Jodi Stevens - Vocals ; Ted Rosenthal - Piano; Akira Tana - Drums; Lew Soloff - Trumpet; Andy Parsons - Sax; Jay Leonhart

Album information

Title: Girl Talk | Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Sons of Sound

Post a comment about this album

Tags

Shop Amazon

More

Read Jammin' With KC
Jammin' With KC
Sylwester Ostrowski
Read What Comes Next
What Comes Next
Peter Bernstein
Read A Silent Play in the Shadow of Power
A Silent Play in the Shadow of Power
Bruno Parrinha/Abdul Moimême/Carlos Santos
Read Suite!
Suite!
Roberto Magris

All About Jazz needs your support

Donate
All About Jazz & Jazz Near You were built to promote jazz music: both recorded and live events. We rely primarily on venues, festivals and musicians to promote their events through our platform. With club closures, shelter in place and an uncertain future, we've pivoted our platform to collect, promote and broadcast livestream concerts to support our jazz musician friends. This is a significant but neccesary effort that will help musicians now, and in the future. You can help offset the cost of this essential undertaking by making a donation today. In return, we'll deliver an ad-free experience (which includes hiding the bottom right video ad). Thank you.

Get more of a good thing

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories and includes your local jazz events calendar.