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Renee Yoxon: Impossible: Live at Musideum

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Where her previous recording, Here We Go Again (Self Produced, 2014) was a voice-piano recital of inventive original compositions, Canadian singer Renee Yoxon returns with an equally inventive collection of "standards," though these are not one's typical standards in any sense. Yoxon again opts for a voice-piano format, this time picking the talent of Chad Linsley for her recording.

Like Here We Go Again, Yoxon offers a sophisticated ambiance to her performance that is classy and artful, reminiscent of Judy Garland. There is great charm in her song choice, which included the rare "Being Green" from the Muppets and Dave Frishberg's topical "Dear Bix." Linsley's pianism is fully orchestral and well suited to Yoxon's sturdy alto voice. Lerner and Lowe's "Little Prince" is delivered in a delicate "Over the Rainbow" style while the Rodgers and Hammerstein title tune is given a genius treatment with Linsley playing single harmonic notes for an entire chorus. Keeping his playing spare, Linsley progressively fills the song with assertive runs and figures.

Renee Yoxon makes magic again with Impossible: Live at Musideum

Track Listing: Age of Not Believing; Being Green; Rip Van Winkle; My Own Little Corner; Dear Bix; Little Prince; Mimosa and Me; Wonder; Never Never Land; Impossible; Far Away Places/My Ship.

Personnel: Renee Yoxon: vocals; Chad Linsley: piano.

Title: Impossible: Live at Musideum | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Self Produced

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