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Don't Look Back by Jane Stuart

Jane Stuart has all the attributes of a real jazz singer and she utilizes them all in this fine album. The musicians are all first class, and that's as it should be on a recording of this calibre.

"I Just Found Out About Love" A happy tempo and some hip scatting from La Belle Stuart gets this album off the ground in a hurry. In the immortal words of Jerry Lewis, "I Like It, I Like It"

"Let It Come To You" Is an original by Stuart. This track is an introspective look into the soul of Jane Stuart. The lyrics are beautiful and sung with the depth of musical soul searching.

"Wheelers And Dealers" Dave Frishberg penned this tune and Jane Stuart interprets it magnificently. Again the words weave a spell of truth. This is a tough tune to sing and Stuart captures the intent of the author in no uncertain terms. A Latin beat adds just the right touch.

"Summertime" This old chestnut is given new life in this version and Jane Stuart lends a personal touch that works brilliantly. Dick Oatts strong alto soliloquy is brief but compelling.

" I Didn't Know What Time It Was" This is a particular favorite of mine. The vocal is direct with no nonsense, a pleasant reprieve from the usual fare this song is given. RaveTesar has a swinging solo at the keyboard.

The jazz world is a better place because of this recording. It has all the attributes that will make even the casual listener take notice.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Jane Stuart
  • CD Title: Don't Look Back
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2011
  • Record Label: JSM 002
  • Rating: Five Stars
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