Ann Hampton Callaway makes her Telarc CD debut with this memorable collection of songs. The CD is compact, mellow, and a joy to listen to. These twelve songs are enjoyable.
Each song has a fine approach, and delivery. The songs include "Swingin' Away the Blues," "Blue Moon," "Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most," Lover Come Back," "Stormy Weather/When the Sun Comes Out," "The I'm-Too-White-To-Sing-The-Blues Blues," "Willow Weep For Me," "Hip To Be Happy," "It's All Right With Me," "No One Is Alone," "Blues in the Night," and "The Glory of Love."
"Willow Weep For Me" showcases the sensitive stylings of Ann Hampton Callaway's remarkable vocals. She sings clearly and with deep feeling. The loveliness that is her voice is fully revealed in this song. Each song she performs illustrates her ability to handle any song in her own intimate, special way.
Ted Rosenthal is on board for this musical jazz journey with his usual splendid piano stylings. Ted Rosenthal is a tour de force when it comes to homing in on the perfect delivery of a melody line, and his harmonic approaches are always topnotch. As a jazz pianist, he is among the top jazz pianists currently performing in the jazz world today. His playing is superb on this CD.
This is a highly recommended jazz vocals CD. It comes alive with feeling, and intelligence! There is not a wasted note anywhere! Each performer is in top form, and this is a delightful collection to listen to. Get a copy for yourself and a friend. Well worth your time!