Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Singin & Swingin
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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john gilbert | 09/21/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I loved this CD. Nancy Kelly is a very talented artist. I've seen her in person many times, and she never fails to entertain. I recommend this CD very highly."
Nancy Kelly..Singin' and Swingin'
john gilbert | Ventura, Ca. | 02/20/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Nancy Kelly.."Singin' And Swingin"..Amherst Records This is one of those special recordings that showcases an artist superbly. Nancy Kelly has many styles, however they all have one thing in common, they swing like the proverbial garden gate. Alternating a coquettish style with hard driving, swinging lines, makes her one of the best jazz singer's in the biz.. Musical savvy is the final ingredient that completes this one of a kind singer of songs. "Till There Was You" has a great intro, nice ensemble work as well as a happy Trumpet solo by Jeff Jarvis, Saxman Bobby Militello romps on this one and Kelly exhibits flawless timing and remarkable tonal quality. "That's All" A cute, sexy version of this great tune. Kelly's voice texture remains constant. This song is sweetly done, and another side of this diverse artist is shown. "The Joint Is Jumpin'" Fats Waller like piano backing coupled with Nancy Kelly's hip lyric trip makes this piece work nicely. Great change of pace. "At Long Last Love" Cole Porter would be pleased with this rendition of his timeless composition. Joe Carello's Sax lopes along merrily, Nancy Kelly punctuates in fine style (As Sass would say) and again timing is right on. "Young And Foolish"...Ballad time and Kelly really torches out on this one. Hot Stuff. "It's Alright With Me" And it's alright with this writer too. Cole Porter is paid homage to again with Nancy Kelly's cool cadence and you hear it on this song at it's best. Dynamite scatting is a final touch. Interesting solo by Joe Carello. "Slow Boat To China". This boat was definitely not slow, in fact it got off the ground, musically speaking. This tune got a new treatment with a racehorse tempo setting the pace and Kelly's vocal was extraordinary, Bobby Jones' Piano solo was fast and furious with Joe Carello's Sax matching him at top speed. A hip cruise to the Orient. "Stormy Weather" Torch time once more. Kelly adds some extra soul to her vast repertoire and already full bag of Singin' and Swingin' accouterment. Nancy Kelly..Vocals Danny D'Imperio..Drums Steve Curry..Drums on 2, 7, 10 Paul LaDuca..Bass Ron France..bass on 2, 7, 10 Bobby Militello..Sax Joe Carello.. Sax on 6, 8, 11 Bobby Jones..Piano Lyman Strong.. Piano and Synthesizer on 1 Rod Blumenau..Piano on 3 John Nyegers.. Piano on 4, 6, 11 Dino Losito..Piano on 8 Jeff Jarvis..Trumpet Brian Murphy.. Vibes on 9 Steve Brown..Guitar on 5, 9 Mark Manetta..Guitar on 2 "Till There Was You", "That's All", "The Joint is Jumpin'", "At Long Last Love", "Young And Foolish", "It's Alright With Me", "Slow Boat To China", "Stormy Weather", "I Concentrate On You", "Through The Fire", "Jennine", "Come In From The Rain""