Nice review of Janis' new one at jazzreview.com
- actual link: http://jazzreview.com/cdreview.cfm?ID=2518
Featured Artist: Janis Siegel
CD Title: I Wish You Love
Record Label: Telarc
Style: Jazz Vocals
Musicians: Janis Siegel, vocals. Cedar Walton, piano. David Williams, bass.
David Newman, tenor saxophone. Winard Harper, drums. Bill Ware, vibraphone.
Tom Harrell, trumpet and flugelhorn. Frank Colon, congas, bongos, maracas.
Guest vocal backup artists.
Review: This debut CD from Telarc presents the jazz vocals of Janis Siegel.
Janis Siegel is part of the group, The Manhattan Transfer, which is
well-known to jazz listening audiences. This 11 song collection, I WISH YOU
LOVE, has excellent production values and a sound that is memorable.
Another wonderful part of this collection is the magnificent piano stylings
of Cedar Walton, one of the great talents in jazz piano performances. With
David Newman on tenor saxophone and David Williams on bass, plus Winard
Harper on drums, this is a pleasant and enjoyable listening experience. Some
of the songs are "Just a Little Lovin'," "Go Away Little Boy," "Mr.
Sandman/Dream a Little Dream of Me," "Don't Go to Strangers," "Who Are
You?," "I Wish You Love," and "The Big Hurt."
Janis Siegel has a wide vocal range, and her stylings are intimate and
complex, each word sung is perfectly understood and felt. The musicians
accompanying Janis Siegel are known to jazz listening audiences, and will
add to the interest of this exceptional CD collection. "Don't Go to
Strangers" will catch the listeners' attention with its deep emotional
intensity, as will "I Wish You Love" and "The Big Hurt." Tom Harrell gives
an energetic and creative solo on flugelhorn in the lively "(I'm Afraid) The
Masquerade Is Over," as does David Newman on flute and tenor saxophone.
This is remarkable collection by a remarkable jazz vocalist accompanied by
remarkable musicians. Everything comes together in a fine fashion of jazz
expression in I WISH YOU LOVE.
For fans of Janis Siegel and Cedar Walton, and for the jazz listening
audience at large, this is a nice collection of songs to have in the home
jazz library collection.
Reviewed by: Lee <mailto:rozwizca@...> Prosser
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