Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Make Someone Happy
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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In the tradition of Anita O'Day and Ella Fitzgerald
Richard Monk | San Antonio, TX United States | 08/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ms. Johnson as a strong, clear, pure voice, probably described as an alto. She is the most straight forward "jazz singer" I have heard since listening to Tierney Sutton (who is a text book example). Ms. Johnson alwasys seems to be in charge of what she is singing, demonstrating confidence in her singing, and mastery of her musical material. While I prefer the faster paced selections on this recording, especially "Stompin' at the Savoy" and "September in the Rain", Ms. Johnson does a wonderful job with ballads and other slow toons (my favorite of the slow stuff is Ellington's "Solitude"). The accompanying musicians are all top flight, straight ahead jazz artists as well, and the match with Ms. Johnson sounds right on. The recording sounds very natural, and "audiophiles" will be pleased with how well their equipment reproduces music while playing this disc. I look forward to another recorded effort from Kelley Johnson soon, preferably with a few more up-tempo songs. Highly recommended for those who like REAL jazz vocalists."
A Real Jazz Singer
Richard Monk | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Not a wasted note or sound. Simple, clear and concise, tone-perfect singing. Excellent players, as well. Just a wonderfully tight "traditional school" jazz album."
Just some good Jazz
Richard Monk | 04/26/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I remember hearing "September in the Rain" when I was studying one night and I just stopped, something inside of me said, "just enjoy this voice, this melodie." I commonly associate Ms. Johnson with September now and I probably always will. Her voice just has this striking originality that will engage you. So listen to this joy and enjoy the moments. Take care"