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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Rita Coolidge has always been a champion interpreter rather than a composer of original songs, and it’s to her lasting credit that she maintains a true ear for superior material. On this collection of standards, Coolidge’s unerring taste and distinctive voice combine for satisfying results. Joined by such expert jazz players as pianist Alan Pasqua, bassist Dave Carpenter, and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, Coolidge finds her own way to classics associated with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London, and others. And in a clever move, the former “Delta Lady” adroitly reworks one of her own hits, “We’re All Alone,” so that it fits snuggly against ...
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Barnes & Noble - William Pearl
Rita Coolidge has always been a champion interpreter rather than a composer of original songs, and it’s to her lasting credit that she maintains a true ear for superior material. On this collection of standards, Coolidge’s unerring taste and distinctive voice combine for satisfying results. Joined by such expert jazz players as pianist Alan Pasqua, bassist Dave Carpenter, and drummer Terri Lynne Carrington, Coolidge finds her own way to classics associated with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Julie London, and others. And in a clever move, the former “Delta Lady” adroitly reworks one of her own hits, “We’re All Alone,” so that it fits snuggly against gems including “More than You Know” and “Cry Me a River.” Because Coolidge has always appreciated great songs, no matter their vintage, it’s easy to consider this album as an evolutionary move rather than a calculated attempt to jump on the “pop star goes standards” bandwagon. And So Is Love is a classy project from a classy lady.
All Music Guide - Ronnie D. Lankford
It seems increasingly common for once-popular artists to resurface years after their heyday. What's so interesting is how they resurface. Who would've imagined Rita Coolidge, like other popular '70s singers, re-emerging 30 years down the line as a singer of jazz classics? But Coolidge, like Debby Boone before her, has done exactly that, releasing a collection of classic songs on Concord Records. Backed by a small jazz combo, And So Is Love has a classy feel to it, but it's Coolidge's resonant vocals that bring the set together. While most of the material is older, and a number of pieces like "Cry Me a River" and "Come Rain or Come Shine" come from the golden age of song, she also includes Boz Scaggs' "We're All Alone" and makes it work. In fact, "We're All Alone" is one of the highlights of the album, with Coolidge transforming it into a lovely jazz standard. Her performance here also leads one to pause: are there other songs of recent vintage that would -- like old standards -- work just as well in a jazz context? Another icon from the past shows up -- Herb Alpert -- on "Estate" to lend his trademark trumpet style to the song's Latin mood. For old fans, mainstream jazz fans, and anyone who appreciates classy treatments of classic songs, Coolidge's And So Is Love is an enjoyable listen.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/28/2005
  • Label: Concord Records
  • UPC: 013431227120
  • Catalog Number: 2271
  • Sales rank: 142,040

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rita Coolidge Primary Artist, Vocals
Herb Alpert Trumpet
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Ronnie Cuber Baritone Saxophone
Bob Sheppard Flute, Alto Flute, Soprano Saxophone
Alex Acuña Percussion
Chuck Berghofer Bass
Dave Carpenter Bass
Russell Ferrante Synthesizer, Piano
Stefanie Fife Cello
Ralph Humphrey Drums
Larry Koonse Guitar
Darek Oles Bass
Alan Pasqua Piano
David Samuels Vibes
Sandro Albert Guitar
Technical Credits
Boz Scaggs Composer
Les Brown Composer
Buddy Johnson Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Jimmy Haslip Producer, Audio Production
John Burk Executive Producer
Chris Dunn Executive Producer
Robert Eliscu Composer
Redd Evans Composer
Russell Ferrante Arranger
Bud Green Composer
Arthur Hamilton Composer
Ben Homer Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Alan Pasqua Arranger
Joel Siegel Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Bruno Martino Composer
Abbey Anna Art Direction
Rich Breen Engineer, Mastering
Dave Mann Composer
Willard Robison Composer
Arthur Kent Composer
Bruno Brighetti Composer
Billy Rose Composer
Nelly Neben Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unbelievably Beautiful CD

    Rita Coolidge has scored with this Jazz Standards release. From the first note to the last this cd is just exquisite. Her voice is amazing and the song selection is just perfect. Herb Alpert is even on this cd. This is a must have cd.

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