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The Sheena Davis Group: Young at Heart

Read "Young at Heart" reviewed by Jack Bowers


In his liner notes for the second album by the Sheena Davis Group, Richard Niles of BBC Radio 2 praises songstress Davis’s “perfect intonation, groove-laden emotive phrasing, charming vibrato and tone as clear as a cloudless sky.” Having given the group’s earlier album a generally lukewarm review, I’d say this one is roughly its equivalent. While ...

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Smile

Label: Jazzizit
Released: 2001
Track listing: It Might as Well Rain Until September; Smile; Dancing Leaf; Beyond the Sea; I

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The Sheena Davis Group: Smile

Read "Smile" reviewed by Jack Bowers


I really wish I could become more enthusiastic about this album. Sheena Davis is a very good singer, and her accompanists are about as solid as Gibraltar. But when it comes to vocalists I’m a tough sell, and in spite of her obvious assets — a well–trained voice, adequate range, admirable intonation — Davis somehow fails ...


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