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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Singer/pianist Champian Fulton makes an impressive debut with David Berger and the Sultans of Swing in this collection of time-tested standards, many of which have unjustly fallen out of favor. Fulton is gifted with an expressive voice, clear diction, and a great sense of rhythm, while Berger's arrangements provide perfect accompaniment. "I Didn't Mean a Word I Said" is a laconic ballad, but Fulton injects a bit of sass into it, even though singing pretty close to the melody. It is refreshing to hear a singer sing show tunes with the verse intact, which set up a song, but are all too frequently omitted when performed outside the context of a musical. Her playful side comes ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Singer/pianist Champian Fulton makes an impressive debut with David Berger and the Sultans of Swing in this collection of time-tested standards, many of which have unjustly fallen out of favor. Fulton is gifted with an expressive voice, clear diction, and a great sense of rhythm, while Berger's arrangements provide perfect accompaniment. "I Didn't Mean a Word I Said" is a laconic ballad, but Fulton injects a bit of sass into it, even though singing pretty close to the melody. It is refreshing to hear a singer sing show tunes with the verse intact, which set up a song, but are all too frequently omitted when performed outside the context of a musical. Her playful side comes through in the driving take of "Just One of Those Things," following trombonist Ryan Keberle's half chorus with a bit of Ella Fitzgerald-like scat. The band's loopy setup of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" adds an old-fashioned male vocal chorus to back Fulton plus a few humorous asides to update the vintage lyrics, along with an amusing narrative by Matt Hong. Fulton delights in "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens," a jive song associated with Louis Jordan. She moves to the piano for an intimate duet with bassist Dennis Irwin, accompanying herself in "You Turned the Tables on Me" and "Never-the-Less" the latter a solo effort by Fulton. Champian Fulton will clearly be one to watch on the jazz scene.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Such Sweet Thunder
  • UPC: 837101384216
  • Catalog Number: 2205
  • Sales rank: 168,916

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Didn't Mean a Word I Said - David Berger (4:58)
  2. 2 He Ain't Got Rhythm - David Berger (3:35)
  3. 3 This Is Always - David Berger (3:46)
  4. 4 They Didn't Believe Me - David Berger (2:48)
  5. 5 I Can't Give You Anything But Love - David Berger (3:32)
  6. 6 Get out of Town - David Berger (3:17)
  7. 7 Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - David Berger (3:16)
  8. 8 It's Crazy - David Berger (2:51)
  9. 9 The Gypsy - David Berger (3:22)
  10. 10 You Turned the Tables on Me - David Berger (4:26)
  11. 11 Too Close for Comfort - David Berger (3:30)
  12. 12 Romance in the Dark - David Berger (4:00)
  13. 13 Just One of Those Things - David Berger (3:48)
  14. 14 Never-The-Less - David Berger (1:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Champian Fulton Primary Artist, Piano, Vocals
Dennis Irwin Bass, Bass Guitar
Daniel Block Reeds
Jay Brandford Reeds
Mark Hynes Reeds
Bob Millikan Trumpet
Michael Rodriguez Trumpet
Jimmy Madison Drums
David Berger Conductor
Wayne Goodman Trombone
Irv Grossman Trumpet
Matt Hong Reeds, Vocals
Carl Maraghi Reeds
Isaac Ben Ayala Piano
Ryan Keberle Trombone, Vocals
Marshall Gilkes Trombone
Brian 'Fletch' Pareschi Trumpet
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Cole Porter Composer
Billy Reid Composer
Roger Rhodes Engineer
Jimmy Rogers Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Lillian "Lil" Green Composer
David Berger Arranger, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Michael E. Rourke Composer
Petter Axelsson Mastering, Sound Consultant
Larry Holofcener Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic!

    This composition was fantastic, and Champian does more than justice to these titles. Check it out!

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