CD Review: Jenny Davis - Inside You
Record Label: Independent
Style: Jazz Vocals
Musicians: Jenny Davis (vocals), Chuck Easton (guitar, flute), Ted Enderle (bass), Louis Aissen (trumpet)
Jazz standards in an intimate format of just guitar, bass and clear, rich vocals, that is the new album of Jenny Davis, Inside you. Jenny Davis vocals are equally soulful and honest in ballads like My romance or swingin pieces like On green dolphin strett. Like any good jazz musician Jenny use her voice as an instrument, improvising and playing with the melodies. She is the kind of singer that gets deep into the songs and makes you feel the lyrics.
Jenny has a unique style yet deeply rooted in the jazz and vocalese tradition, evident in her phrasing and improvisations on Charlie Parker Confirmation, Kaper On green dolphin street and the slow swingin of Softly as in the morning sunrise.
Brasil music, especially the music from composer Tom Jobim has become standards fixed in the repertoire of most jazz singers. Jenny is not the exception with her wonderful interpretation of Jobim No more blues. The album also includes an original by Jenny, Inside you, with a modern jazz feel and a lovely version of one of my favorites McCartney an Lennon songs, Blackbird.
When your lover has gone, On Green Dolphin Street, Inside You, My romance, Into each life some rain must fall, Morning Glory, No more blues, Confirmation, Blackbird, Softly as in the morning sunrise
Tracks: When your lover has gone, On Green Dolphin Street, Inside You, My romance, Into each life some rain must fall, Morning Glory, No more blues, Confirmation, Blackbird, Softly as in the morning sunrise
Artist's Website: http://www.jennydavisjazz.com/
Reviewed by: Wilbert Sostre