Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Better Than Anything
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Broadway & Vocalists
Better than anything
Jazzcat | Genoa, Italy Italy | 08/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, I'll try to explain. I have just bought this album and I think it is absolutly fabulous. As a die hard Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day fan, I couldn't imagine another singer would hit me in this way at first listen. Irene's voice rings like a perfect bell, it is clean as an April sky, it's diamond hard and pure like crystal waters, her tempo absolutly fantastic, her swing contagious, her interpretation impeccable, her vibrato super, her jazz sophistication immacculate. Why can't someone be in love with Irene Kral I can't imagine. She's fabulous (cold? who said cold?!?!?!)! This album with the Junior Mance Trio by the way (Mance, plus Bob Cranshaw bass and Mickey Roker drums), I can imagine it could be easily one of the best sessions in her career. It's from 1963. The program is extremely lovely and the trio support Irene perfectly well, but the impressive thing to me that I didn't know her, is just, her. Irene, her voice, her way to sing is sublime ... sublime. No less. I didn't know her and now I can't do nothing but being sad for have known her just now. I have to have more from her. I'm in love.
(Immediatly after this review I have bought everything that is available from her here on Amazon... no more words are required I guess ...)"
A Smart Songbird as well
Carlos from Rio | Rio de Janeiro, RJ Brazil | 02/25/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
What makes such a Lady singer so dear to her followers?!
She is smart: She seems to put every note carefully in its place.
Good taste: You'll get no bad orange in a dozen.She knows her place.
Great background: She'll always be along with the best musicians in the place. Junior Mance Trio was the gifted piano-bass-drums for this session.
That's Irene Kral!
And this package contains the Bob Dorough classic "Better Than Anything", his intelligent and delicious lyrics and music.
Also the powerful "The Meaning of The Blues" and Ray Noble's "The Touch of Your Lips" and a sensational uptempo "Nobody Else But Me" to close the program."