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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Maxwell, Lisa  (Vocals)
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  Наименование CD :
   Return To Jazz Standards

Год издания : 2010

Компания звукозаписи : Prophone, (wb)

Время звучания : 37:35

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Pop (Woman Voice)      

One of the continuing surprises, and a pleasant one at that, is discovering the seemingly unending number of 'new' vocalists who appear from the ether fully formed. Lisa Maxwell is the latest jazz diva to appear, though not quite overnight as she has had to endure prolonged surgery on her vocal chords to repair damage. And yet, here she is with a wonderful album of eleven tracks of jazz standards and sounding gorgeous. Supported by her husband, producer and pianist George Newall, Return To Jazz Standards is a very lush sounding album indeed, with Mr Newall providing almost a full orchestra via his keyboards. And for once this digital approximation actually sounds as good as the real thing.

Obviously this is a highly romantic album and ideal for soundtracking a late night supper or a cozy night in front of the fire this winter. The template is a cross between the Ella songbooks and the albums of Julie London, which is no bad thing in my book. The songs include: You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Meditation, I Hadn't Anyone Till You, Call Me, The Shadow of Your Smile, Isn't It A Pity, My Romance. Ms Maxwell has a voice to die for and makes a mockery of so many of the current crop of women 'pop' singers - it has a caressing velvet feel to it, downright sexy in an understated way, and you can hear every syllable she sings.

In under forty minutes she makes the above songs hers and anyone with an ounce or three of romanticism should buy this album to help their pulling power! Quite simply the easiest of easy listening and jazz-pop at its very best. Just buy this!


inging jazz standards will never go out of style; the songbook is too fertile, the audience too willing, and the erstwhile jazz vocalists (at least women) too plentiful. The result is a market clotted with a legion of releases where the signal-to-noise ratio is not favorable for the independent artists. But some worthy examples do rise to the surface, fed by deserved attention and fine musicality. Vocalist Lisa Maxwell fights back from the mouthful bilateral vocal fold paresis with surgery and the release of an uncommon collection of standards from the golden age of Tin Pan Alley.

In a mere 1:55, Maxwell-propelled by husband/pianist George Newall-slays Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To." Composed for the 1943 film Something To Shout About, the song has enjoyed a long and fruitful life in jazz. Maxwell's version follows recent conventional wisdom, where the song is introduced by a voice-bass duet, with the remainder of the combo coming in before the end of the first stanza. Rather than an on-the-beat 4/4 introduction, Maxwell's bassist hurries the signature ahead of the beat, giving the song a momentum of falling in its downward figure. Maxwell sings straight and in solid voice. Newall not only supports, but solos with a dense brevity that wastes no notes or time.

Before you know it, the song is over and it is apparent nothing else need be said.


All Music Guide

  Соисполнители :

George Newall (Piano)

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Наименование трека



   1 You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To         0:01:55 Cole Porter
   2 Meditation         0:04:50 Antonio Carlos Jobim
   3 Lazy Afternoon         0:03:10 LaTouche, Moross
   4 I Hadn't Anyone Till You     T       0:03:06 Ray Noble
   5 Love Dance         0:02:50 Lins, Martin
   6 Call Me         0:03:48 Tony Hatch
   7 The Shadow Of Your Smile     T       0:03:26 Mandel, Webster
   8 Isn't It A Pity?     T       0:05:19 Gershwin, Gershwin
   9 What Are You Doing New YearsEve?         0:03:30 Frank Loesser
   10 My Romance         0:02:19 Rodgers & Hart
   11 Moonlight Savings Time         0:03:22 Kahl, Richman


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