All About Jazz

Home » Articles » CD/LP/Track Review

5

Sarah Partridge: I Never Thought I’d Be Here

C. Michael Bailey By

Sign in to view read count
Boston-born singer Sarah Partridge didn't start out a singer. She started out as an actor (you can see her opposite of Tom Cruise in Risky Business (Warner Brothers, 1983)) who took the Karaoke stage one night and got noticed by the right ears and five recordings later the rest is history. Where her previous recording, Perspective (Self Produced, 2010) was an intimate, piano-voice affair of standards, the present I Never Thought I'd Be Here is a full sextet band reading of all Partridge originals.

In this expanded format, Partridge takes the reins a guides her instrumental quintet through a decade of originals characterized by expansive and memorable melodies grounded with impressive arrangement and performance chops. Partridge's composing harkens back to a Broadway base. Her songs have a bigness about them, something goes beyond her support. The presence of Scott Robinson's saxophone and flutes and particularly, Ben Williams tart trombone ("I Just Won't Let you Go" a stand out) tempers Partridge's already steady and subdued voice, making for a very satisfying outing.

Track Listing: Perspective; Grace; Light of Day; Caverns of my Heart; I Never Thought I’d Be Here; I Just Won’t Let You Go; Heart’s Desire; Runaway Train; Eager is the Night; Around the Corner.

Personnel: Sarah Partridge: vocals; Allen Farnham: piano; Bill Moring: bass; Tim Horner: drums and percussion; Ben Stein: guitar (8); Scott Robinson: tenor saxophone, alto flute, flute; Ben Williams: trombone.

Title: I Never Thought I’d Be Here | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Origin Records

Tags

comments powered by Disqus

Dancing In My Mind

Dancing In My Mind

Sarah Partridge
You Are There: Songs For My...

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian

Bright Lights &...

Origin Records
2017

buy
I Never Thought I’d Be Here

I Never Thought I’d...

Origin Records
2015

buy
Perspective

Perspective

Self Produced
2010

buy
You Are There: Songs From My Father

You Are There: Songs...

Nagel Heyer Records
2006

buy
BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH

BLAME IT ON MY YOUTH

Nagel Heyer Records
2003

buy

Related Articles

Read World Domination Vol 1: Furie CD/LP/Track Review
World Domination Vol 1: Furie
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: July 20, 2018
Read 20 CD/LP/Track Review
20
by Jack Bowers
Published: July 20, 2018
Read Frank Salis CD/LP/Track Review
Frank Salis
by Mark Sullivan
Published: July 20, 2018
Read Live! CD/LP/Track Review
Live!
by Mike Jurkovic
Published: July 19, 2018
Read My Favorite Things(1960-1969) CD/LP/Track Review
My Favorite Things(1960-1969)
by Jerome Wilson
Published: July 19, 2018
Read The Acadian Orogeny CD/LP/Track Review
The Acadian Orogeny
by Geannine Reid
Published: July 19, 2018
Read "Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire" CD/LP/Track Review Let's Groove: The Music of Earth Wind & Fire
by Jack Bowers
Published: November 1, 2017
Read "A History Of Nothing" CD/LP/Track Review A History Of Nothing
by Mark Corroto
Published: July 21, 2018
Read "Bringin' It" CD/LP/Track Review Bringin' It
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: September 8, 2017
Read "The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath" CD/LP/Track Review The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Wrath
by Karl Ackermann
Published: January 6, 2018
Read "Joy Ride" CD/LP/Track Review Joy Ride
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: January 11, 2018
Read "Legacy: Neil Slater at North Texas" CD/LP/Track Review Legacy: Neil Slater at North Texas
by Karl Ackermann
Published: November 30, 2017