120

Janis Siegel: I Wish You Love

AAJ Staff By

Sign in to view read count
Janis Siegel: I Wish You Love Having rediscovered her Moxie, the original lady of Manhattan Transfer has opted to take another shot at solo stuff. And though some of it harkens back to her ensemble work, Siegel uses the opportunity to explore a great deal of other avenues. From a coo through Goffin and King’s "Go Away Little Boy" to an absolutely poppin’ chant-along of "I Want You To Be My Baby," Siegel explores a variety of rhythms and moods. She has the competent assistance of pianist Cedar Walton, and occassional assistance from trumpeter Tom Herrell and sax master David "Fathead" Newman. Though her re-reading of "Guess Who I Saw Today" may have neither the suspicious build nor the vocal depth of Nancy Wilson’s signature version, "Don’t Go to Strangers" is full of soulful attraction. "The Late Late Show" keeps the set hopping and Siegel’s pairing of "Mr. Sandman" and "Dream a Little Dream of Me" is both clever and pretty, as is much of this well-produced collection.


Track Listing: 1. Just A Little Lovin' 2. I Want You To Be My Baby 3. Go Away Little Boy 4. Mr. Sandman/Dream A Little Dream Of Me 5. The Late Late Show 6. Don't Go To Strangers 7. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over 8. Where Are You? 9. Guess Who I Saw Today? 10. I Wish You Love 11. The Big Hurt

Personnel: Janis Siegel - vocals Winard Harper -- drums Tom Harrell -- trumpett, flugelhorn David "Fathead" Newman -- tenor saxophone, flute Cedar Walton -- piano Bill Ware -- vibraphone David Williams -- bass

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Telarc Records | Style: Vocal


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 "America's National Parks" CD/LP/Track Review America's National Parks
by Mark Sullivan
Published: October 10, 2016
Read "New Affirmation" CD/LP/Track Review New Affirmation
by C. Andrew Hovan
Published: February 6, 2017
Read "Basement Blues" CD/LP/Track Review Basement Blues
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: August 4, 2016
Read "Seeing Is Believing" CD/LP/Track Review Seeing Is Believing
by Jim Trageser
Published: December 27, 2016
Read "La Sombra" CD/LP/Track Review La Sombra
by Bruce Lindsay
Published: January 10, 2017
Read "Classic! Live at Newport" CD/LP/Track Review Classic! Live at Newport
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: July 8, 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!