Let Yourself Go; Let's Fall In Love; Why Do I Love You; I'm In The Mood For Love; When I Fall In Love; I Could Write A Book; I Love Paris; Our Love Is Here To Stay; Goodbye; Everytime We Say Goodbye (68.57)
Judi Silvano, vocals; Michael Abene, piano,arranger, conductor; Rufus Reid, bass; Newman Taylor-Baker, drums; Dick Oatts, soprano and alto ssax; Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, flugelhorn; Dan Silverman, trombone; Mayra Casales, percussion; Roger Rosenberg, bass, clarinet and bari sax; Akua Dixon, cello; Jamie Baum, alto flute; Nita Goodgal, background vocals
Judi has concerned herself with eleven well known love songs from the 1930's, each of which has modern arrangements by Mike Abene, who attempts to present them in a refreshing new light. Some are successful and others less so, but even so there are some likeable instrumental solos from Dick, Ingrid and Dan.
Judi's vocals are generally acceptable, except when she goes into the realms of scat singing - then she is less appealing. In fact I don't really regard her as a "Jazz" singer - more like a classy night club entertainer.
Perhaps you should listen and judge for yourself?
by Al Merritt
New Sounds - February 2005
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