Vernalle Anders

At Last

Music in the Vines, MIV286

Almost Like Being In Love
A Face Like Yours
Besame Mucho
Guess I'll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
It Had To Be You
This Is Always
At Last
It Might As Well Be Spring
A Cottage For Sale
Love For Sale
Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye
Let The Good Times Roll
A House Is Not A Home
Night Life

Vernelle Anders, vocal; Wayne De La Crus, piano; Steve Webber, bass; Hendrick Freeman, drums; Ylonda Nickell, alto sax; Jess Petty, flugelhorn; Bob Afifi tenor sax, flute, recorded in Santa Rosa 1996

Listen to a voice with the experience of singing for her supper. Ms. Anders puts it altogether with such ease, knowing how far to stretch her voice - she just stands there and sings and it's wonderful. You can just hear a smattering of Kay Starr and a tad of Eartha Kitt, but it's still Vernelle's natural sound which lays so easily with the words of the songs. The variety of tunes is just right, a perfect mix with excellent backing from the rhythm section and occasional well-rounded solos from the horns. But the spotlight is on Vernelle and she certainly deserves it.

by Al Merritt
UK Jazz
London England

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