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Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge, Volume 2

Read "The Art of Lounge, Volume 2" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Australia's Janet Seidel continues to work magic on popular songs of the past, many of which have become standards. Like her first volume honoring the art of sophisticated swing and ballad, Seidel chooses to work in small group settings sometimes with sax or cornet added, other times with strings. When the sax is present, it adds a jazzy feel to the music.

There's not a bad track on the album. Each one seems to top the track that preceded it. ...

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Janet Seidel: Comme Ci Comme

Read "Comme Ci Comme " reviewed by Dave Nathan

Australian singer, Janet Seidel, continues her exploration of popular music, this time adding a Gallic touch to the presentation. In fact, several of the tunes on the play list have a French origin, “A Man and A Woman" from the 1966 classic French film of the same name and “I Will Wait for You" from the Umbrellas of Cherbourgsound track. All the tunes are sung in French (like a native) and English and for those who need further help, the ...

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Janet Seidel: The Art of Lounge

Read "The Art of Lounge" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Performing since she was 17, Janet Seidel is now one of Australia's more prominent vocalists. Despite the title of her latest effort, this is by no means an album of easy listening, lounge type music. Even though there's the presence strings on several tracks, they are offset by musicians steeped in the jazz tradition like Tom Baker on tenor sax. Also having a jazz flavor, “I've Got Crush on You" is done in a small group setting with Paul Williams ...

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Janet Seidel & William Galison: Love Letters

Read "Love Letters" reviewed by Dave Nathan

With her clear, cool voice, Janet Seidel successfully combines the fluencies of such singers as Chris Connor, Blossom Dearie, Peggy Lee and Doris Day into a style which focuses on delivering the story told by the lyrics rather than making her vocal faculties the message.

This is the Australian's 8th album for the La Brava label and reflects her ability to make each new release as fresh and as captivating as those that preceded it. She does this by adding ...


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