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Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin

Label: Rhombus Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Somebody Loves Me; Nice Work If You Can Get It; Someone to Watch Over Me; Fascinating Rhythm; I've Got a Crush on You; Who Cares?; But Not for Me; I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise; Love Walked In; How Long Has This Been Going On; Let's Call the Whole Thing Off; They All Laughed; Embraceable You/Our Love Is Here To Stay.

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Melody Breyer-Grell: Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin

Read "Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone


Coming on the heels of her well-received debut album, The Right Time (Rhombus, 2004), jazz singer Melody Breyer-Grell's Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin is an appreciation of the Gershwin songbook. This is, by itself, a daunting task, since there are many preceding greats who have interpreted these songs many times over. Tackling tunes like “Embraceable You," “Someone ...

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Melody Breyer-Grell: Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin

Read "Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin" reviewed by Marcia Hillman


Melody Breyer-Grell and the Gershwin songbook make a good combo on this, her second release, ably abetted by Don Braden (sax), Jim Rotondi (trumpet), Gloria Cooper (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Matt Wilson (drums), John Hart (guitar) and Kahil Kwame Bell (percussion). The vocalist's classical and musical theater training blends well with the richness of George's harmonies ...

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Melody Breyer-Grell: Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin

Read "Fascinatin' Rhythms: Singing Gershwin" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


2008 is shaping up to be a stellar year of stripped-down jazz vocal recitals. Witness Long Beach native Melody Breyer-Grell's collection of Gershwin standards, Fascinatin' Rhythms; Breyer-Grell is supported by the basic jazz piano trio, with the intelligently applied supplementation of solo instruments. Breyer-Grell's voice is front and center in this recording, never obscured by the ...


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