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When I Look in Your Eyes
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
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Another fine CD from this very talented singer
mtaylor830 | Richmond, Virginia USA | 06/14/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It's a shame that a jazz vocalist as talented as Carol Sloane isn't better known. She's been singing since the early 1960s, and has an incredibly warm, husky alto. This woman really has a way with a ballad. Sloane romps effortlessly through George and Ira Gershwin's "Soon," and she captures every bit of the wondrous imagery of the Johnny Mercer-Lionel Hampton classic, "Midnight Sun." She is simply devastating in her delivery of "Something Cool," a song associated with June Christy. This is a fine recording, and I strongly recommend her other CDs on the Concord label."
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Robert J. Ament | Ballwin, MO United States | 11/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ms Sloane's voice and style has a smoothness and finesse that comes of honing her craft through years of professionalism. On this cd she shows exquisite taste in her selection of music and brings a voice which is a mellow, self assured, smoky contralto that creates a cozy mood both on the ballads and the occasional faster numbers. She is backed by a first class group headed by Bill Charlap on piano and guitarist Howard Alden.
Highlights include the excellent opener "Give Me The Simple Life" .....the great follow-up, Irving Berlin's "Isn't This A Lovely Day" which also displays some excellent accompanying bass work by Steve Gilmore.........two tunes "owned" by the late June Christy, "Midnight Sun" and "Something Cool" on which Ms Sloane makes a unique imprint deserving a spotlight on her own merits......Howard Alden's guitar backing and solos throughout....Bill Charlap's piano dispelling any doubt why he is a singer's choice.....the jazz treatment of "Old Devil Moon" in the style and tradition of Ella Fitzgerald...two outstanding ballads, the title tune and "I Was Telling Him About You"....and the closer, a fitting uptempo "Will You Still Be Mine", in which Carol scats, evocative to me of Anita O'Day.
This is the third cd of Carol Sloane's that I've reviewed, the others being "Sweet And Slow" and "Songs Sinatra Sang", and I find it easy to recommend all three for pure listening enjoyment!