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One night in Paradise by Cookie Coleman

Vocalist, Cookie Coleman delivers a real gem with One Night in Paradise. This recording has it all. Great arrangements from Adi Yeshaya, a first rate band, fine sound, and the wonderful voice of Cookie Coleman. Her voice delivers some exquisite sounds, as demonstrated on her original version of Vernon Duke's, "Autumn In New York" Never sounding pretentious, Cookie handles this piece with great skill and control. Tenor Sax player, Dave Karr offers some beautiful lines that compliment Cookie's voice perfectly. Other highlights include, First Snow, Too Darn Hot, and Frank Loesser's, If I Were A Bell. Too often some vocalists will tend to exaggerate the melody in favor of dramatics and show. Not here.

Cookie is always in control (a la Ella Fitzgerald). Here readings illustrate how she not only sings the melody, but ventures inside the melody as if she was discovering for the first time. While listening to this recording, I noticed that Cookie has this ability like Helen Merrill to transport the listener to another dimension. A beautiful journey from beginning to end. One of my favorites for 97, this recording is highly recommended. I look forward to future recordings from this promising talent. She is very special! To order this CD, contact Cookie Coleman at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 612-925-3628

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Cookie Coleman
  • CD Title: One night in Paradise
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1995
  • Record Label: Coleman Records
  • Musicians: Cookie Coleman (Vocals), Adi Yeshaya (Piano, Keyboard), Gary Raynor (Bass), Phil Hey (Drums), Dean Magraw (Guitar), Dave Karr (Tenor & Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet), Brian Grivna (Clarinet), Greg Lewis (Flugel Horn, Trumpet), Dave Graf (Trombone), Anton Denner (Alto Saxophone), Gordy Johnson (Bass), Jesse Wheeler (Drums), Tim Sparks (Guitar), Steve Wright (Trumpet)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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