Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Red by STEVENS, JOHN
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Red by STEVENS, JOHN
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Patricia K. from LOS ALAMOS, NM
Reviewed on 1/6/2007...
The Great American Songbook is in good hands...
B. J. Lane | Levittown, PA United States | 07/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Although only 17, John Stevens has a stunning future with the Great American Songbook...and this brilliant debut album is one shining example.
Thanks to Steve Tyrell and David Foster's superb production, Bob Mann's wonderful arrangements, and the just-right musical accompaniment (happily NO BIG BAND in sight), John has created a winning lineup of standards (both old and new), starting with "Come Fly with Me" and concluding with "Don't Get Around Much Anymore." I was not aware of Maroon 5's "This Love" until I heard John's heartfelt rendition - just perfect! And "Here, There and Everywhere" is a marvelous Beatles song that is perfect in a jazzy setting.
There is no need for me to add to what most of the other reviewers have already written, but this CD is a winner! And with careful handling, John Stevens has the talent to rival the likes of Michael Buble, Peter Cincotti, Renee Olstead and other up-and coming young vocal stylists for years to come.
Pretty good for someone who is so young
Movie and Music lover! | HOLLYWOOD, California | 07/06/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I think John did a respectable job for someone who is so young, and new to the music business. I believe that John will definitely get better with time, and his future projects will probably be great, and maybe even grammy worthy.
The positive points of the cd: I think the production was good, and the orchestration and instrumentation was wonderful. John did a good job on most of the songs (a surprising addition was the pop ballad, "Here, There and Everywhere"). My two favorite songs on the cd are "This Love," and the wonderful duet with Erika Christensen, "Let's Fall in Love."
The negative points: I think some of the interpretation and phrasing was a bit "lazy and boring" at times. Also, John's vibrato seemed washed out and faded when it should have been stronger. I believer, however, with more experience and confidence, the problem with interpretation, phrasing and vibrato will easily be corrected. My least favorite songs were "I Only Have Eyes for You" and "My Blue Heaven."
Overall, I think Frank, Sammy and Dean would be proud of the Job that John has done. They would also agree that John will only get better with time. I will enjoy this cd until John releases another cd, and I will purchase that cd as well.
Well, I hope this review was helpful to you.
Cheers to you! :)"