CD Review: Lisa Maxwell & George Newall - Return to Jazz Standards
Like the tittle suggests this album is full of Jazz standards wonderfully interpreted by singer Lisa Maxell. Standards like the swinging versions of Cole Porter You'd be so nice to come home to, Rodgers and Hart My Romance and Ray Noble I hedn't anyone till you with extraordinaire piano solos by Lisa husband George Newall, who also did all the arrangements and produced the album.
This is an album full of romance also and like the lyrics of Love Dance, when you listen to Lisa lovely voice singing Jobim Meditation and LaTouche Lazy Afternoon, you gotta turn up the quiet cause love wants to dance. Return to Jazz Standards also includes an ellegant version of Mandel The Shadow of your Smile. And because the holidays are close, Lisa ask you What are you doing New Years Eve? This is a perfect album for a romantic evening.
You'd be so nice to come home to, Meditation, Lazy afternoon, I hadn't anyone till you, Love dance, Call me, The shadow of your smile, Isn't it a pity, What are you doing new years eve?, My romance, Moonlight savings time
Lisa Maxwell (vocals), George Newall (piano), John Alfred (trombone)