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Heather Cairncross: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

At Last is named for singer Heather Cairncross' cover version of Harry Warren and Matt Gordon's classic love song, but it may equally well serve as an exclamation of relief. This is an album that Cairncross has been thinking about making for some years. In 2011, everything came together and Cairncross was finally able to record ...

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Ann Hampton Callaway: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It takes a certain degree of nerve to take on “At Last," Mack Gordon and Harry Warren's classic ballad. Etta James' definitive recording is the standard by which most--if not all--renderings are judged. Singer Ann Hampton Callaway has that nerve, and then some.

Callaway, a performer in the Broadway musical Swing!, composed and ...

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Lauren White: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

Musical suspicions are immediately raised when jazz singer Lauren White is described as a cross between Linda Ronstadt and Norah Jones. White is a twenty year-old native of Grapevine, Texas; a child prodigy singer from age four. She did, indeed, study with the same vocal coach as Jones, but the latter has little of White's smoky ...

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Gene Harris/Scott Hamilton Quintet: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by John Kelman

As part of Concord Records’ programme to release classic recordings on hybrid Super Audio CD (SACD) comes At Last , a 1990 session that finally realized pianist Gene Harris’ wish to record with tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton. For fans of mainstream jazz that leans to the West Coast sound, this is a fine record that swings ...

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The Marcus Strickland Quartet: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Ken Hohman

If Marcus Strickland's blossoming artistry were judged on his sound alone, he would still merit the attention of the jazz community. That he is also a thoughtful composer and galvanizing force for a crack quartet of spirited young musicians are all the more reason to watch his every move.

Strickland possesses a gorgeous, soft ...

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Vernelle Anders: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Dave Nathan

Vernelle Anders is no newcomer to the vocal scene having performed for many years in Alaska, Hawaii and at various West Coast venues. Her soulful and on point vocalizing reflects the years of working in a variety of settings at a variety of locales. Not that there is cloying hand wringing, but instead a sense of ...

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Tony Scott: At Last

Read "At Last" reviewed by Douglas Payne

These interesting, perhaps historic August 1959 performances first appeared in the 1980s as two Muse LPs, Golden Moments and I'll Remember. Combined here on two CDs in an attractive set from 32 Jazz, it makes for a formidable presentation of clarinetist Tony Scott, then a New York fixture and now a European émigré, in an exceptional ...