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The Other World
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B
Chicago's gift to the world of Vocal Jazz! Multi-Grammy nominee Judy Roberts is an internationally-recognized jazz star thanks to the success of her recordings and concert performances. Throughout the jazz world, Judy i... more »
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Chicago's gift to the world of Vocal Jazz! Multi-Grammy nominee Judy Roberts is an internationally-recognized jazz star thanks to the success of her recordings and concert performances. Throughout the jazz world, Judy is known for her fun-loving approach to a great repertoire, her hard-swinging piano playing, her lush and sensitive vocals, and her unique ability to communicate with her audience. The winner of numerous jazz polls and awards (including The Chicago Tribune's "Chicago's Favorite Jazz Woman") and number one on both radio play and the Billboard charts, Judy's CDs are a delight for all fans of fine music. Originally released by our Inner City Records imprint in 1980, this digitally-remastered CD is again available in the U.S.A.
Jazz Fusion Confection
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a terrific fusion confection from the era when Roberts topped the jazz charts. Though her gorgeous recent acoustic work ("In the Moment") is preferred in some ways, this disc is irresistible. The very produced sound, with multi-tracked vocals, multiple keyboards and synthesizers, hot electric guitar and bass and complex percussion, works as an aesthetic an not as a gimmick. Judy's vocals and keyboards on the few stripped down tracks are compelling, especially on a particularly affecting "Round Midnight". Another spare arrangement, "Its Always 3 a.m." has the heartbreak of vintage Sinatra in that she cuts right to the painful longing of this tune. Her joyful and ebullient take on "Rainbow in Your Eyes" is deliciously topped off with her signature scatting in harmony with her keyboard at top speed."