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Geoff Keezer: Turn Up The Quiet

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Turn Up The Quiet is an eclectic mix of standards, pop tunes and even, Japanese folk songs. Keezer hooks up with hot-shot sidemen Christian McBride (bass) and Joshua Redman (tenor) on three tracks, adds vocalist Diana Krall on three and goes it alone on three more. Krall's sultry, smoky rendition of The Nearness Of You, enhanced by a restrained Redman solo, almost steals the whole show. Krall is front and center again on the fantasy love song, Island Palace and she then perfectly captures the simple essence of Love Dance. On solo piano Keezer applies a sensitive, inventive touch to the standards Lush Life and My Shining Hour. He is particularly delicate on the albums "strangest" song choice, Lose My Breath, by the British pop group My Bloody Valentine. Now, that's eclectic! Overall, a thoughtful, intelligent CD. 4-5 stars.

| Record Label: Columbia Records | Style: Straight-ahead/Mainstream


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