Results for "A-Records"
by William Grim
Dutch singer Josee Koning is not very well known in the United States, but she is definitely in the deserving of greater recognition category. She is a specialist in Brazilian bossa nova and MPB (Musica Popular Brasileira), and she sings in Portuguese like a native Brazilian. In fact, her excellent website, www.joseekoning.com , is available in ...
By Donna Byrne
Track listing: 1. You and the Night and the Music (Dietz/Schwartz) - 4:34 2. Nobody Else But Me (Hammerstein/Kern) - 3:52 3. My Old Flame (Coslow/Johnston) - 4:52 4. Agua de Beber (DeMoraes/Jobim) - 4:53 5. Talk to Me Baby (Dolan/Mercer) - 6:20 6. Reaching for the Moon (Berling) - 5:29 7. Shadowland (D'ambrosio/McKenna) - 4:48 8. Old Devil Moon (Berlin) - 3:51 9. The Underdog (Frishberg) - 5:37 10. I'll Always Be in Love With You (Green/Ruby/Stept) - 4:30 11. I Don't Care Much (Ebb/Kander) - 3:51 12. I'm Walkin' (Bartholomew/Domino) - 4:58 13. Remember My Child/Grow Tall My Son (Engvick & Wilder/McGlohon) - 4:40
by Ed Felper
Any recording titled Licensed to Thrill sets up a certain expectation. Unfortunately, the latest CD from the Boston-based vocalist rarely lives up to its promise. Byrne delivers a solid, competent set of pop and jazz standards, but her thin, reedy voice isn't particularly distinctive or compelling, much less thrilling. What sparkles are the nuanced, textured arrangements ...
by Jack Bowers
What can one say when the composer is widely acclaimed, the orchestra world–class, and the music (in his opinion) well–written and arranged but singularly unexciting? Well, he could begin by noting that One More Time, the UMO Jazz Orchestra’s collaboration with composer / trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and vocalist Norma Winstone, is far better than its earlier ...