Born to Swing

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Nancy Kelly has paid her dues over her career and produced her best CD as a result of her hard work. She benefits considerably from the presence of tenor saxophonist Houston Person on this studio date, as he provides the perfect foil for her sassy vocals. Her regular rhythm section -- consisting of pianist Dino Losito, bassist Neil Minor, and drummer Mark Taylor -- also provides strong support. Seven of the dozen tracks she chose are standards from the 1930s through the 1950s, including a spirited take of "I've Got the World on a String," a midtempo bossa nova setting of "Like Someone in Love" (with Losito switching to electric piano), and a driving "Falling in Love with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Nancy Kelly has paid her dues over her career and produced her best CD as a result of her hard work. She benefits considerably from the presence of tenor saxophonist Houston Person on this studio date, as he provides the perfect foil for her sassy vocals. Her regular rhythm section -- consisting of pianist Dino Losito, bassist Neil Minor, and drummer Mark Taylor -- also provides strong support. Seven of the dozen tracks she chose are standards from the 1930s through the 1950s, including a spirited take of "I've Got the World on a String," a midtempo bossa nova setting of "Like Someone in Love" (with Losito switching to electric piano), and a driving "Falling in Love with Love," the latter two with Person sitting out. The tenor saxophonist steals the show a bit in a brisk arrangement of Earl Bostic's jump blues "Let Me Off Uptown." Jimmy Webb's "Didn't We" and Billy Joel's "New York State of Mind," two pop songs from a later era, also fare well as Kelly captures the possibilities within each of them.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/6/2006
  • Label: Amherst Records
  • UPC: 051617442226
  • Catalog Number: 24422
  • Sales rank: 83,720

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Nancy Kelly Primary Artist
Houston Person Tenor Saxophone
Mark Taylor Drums
Dino Losito Piano, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Earl Bostic Composer
Billy Joel Composer
Nancy Kelly Producer, Liner Notes
Michel Legrand Composer
Dee Daniels Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jimmy Webb Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
John Clayton Jr. Composer
Jacques Demy Composer
Redd Evans Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Leonard Silver Executive Producer
James Van Heusen Composer
Michael Brorby Engineer
Ted Koehler Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Billy Rose Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent singer

    Had a chance to listen and was blown away by this vocalist and trio...The saxophone was very dated, otherwise I'd give it 5 stars

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