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Dear Peg
     

Dear Peg

by Tish Oney
 
When Tish Oney sings, the sweetness of her soul blooms like a pungent, colorful, beautiful orchid, and that should be enough for many listeners. Add that she is arranging and re-interpreting the repertoire of singer/songwriter Peggy Lee, is accompanied by Lee's former music director, guitarist John Chiodini, assisted by former Lee soloists trombonist Bill Watrous and

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When Tish Oney sings, the sweetness of her soul blooms like a pungent, colorful, beautiful orchid, and that should be enough for many listeners. Add that she is arranging and re-interpreting the repertoire of singer/songwriter Peggy Lee, is accompanied by Lee's former music director, guitarist John Chiodini, assisted by former Lee soloists trombonist Bill Watrous and vibraphonist Bob Leatherbarrow, endorsed by Lee's granddaughter Holly Foster-Wells, and you have the makings of a perfect win-win situation. Also something to remember is that Peggy Lee not only was a wonderful lyricist, but also collaborated on tunes with heavyweight like Sonny Burke, Victor Young, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, and Johnny Mandel, as demonstrated on this CD. Oney has a truly pitch-perfect voice, wonderful phrasings, and enough swing or scat to own her personal page in the legitimate jazz singer's ledger. What separates Oney from Lee is that she makes no attempt to be sultry, slick, or sexy. She's wholesome, polished, and the ultimate nice girl next door. Listen to her measured phrasing on the exuberant "It's a Good Day," the popping, campy, and energetic "I'm Gonna Go Fishin'," or the popular "I Love Being Here with You," and resist being totally charmed. Then try out her clean, clear voice during the doo doo scatted "It Must Be So," or the flexibility of the boppish "Boomerang" and attempt avoiding a second listen. Oney also shares reflection during an evocative version of "The Shining Sea" or the more Antonio Carlos Jobim-than-Peggy Lee light Brazilian tune "Burn It Slow." The treats are in the details on several tunes, like bass, guitar or drum duets as introductions, the great solos from Watrous and Leatherbarrow, or Oney's pristine way of interpreting a ballad, calmed by the classy guitar work of Chiodini. Seriously -- this woman and her team not only do these songs justice, but can easily elevate them to an area that will thoroughly please Lee's fans, and turn a new generation on to them. Tish Oney does Lee and her songs prouder than anyone in contemporary times, and should give more famous singers like Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, or Jane Monheit pause for concern. She's firmly on their trail.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/25/2008
Label:
Rhombus Records
UPC:
0768707708222
catalogNumber:
7082

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tish Oney   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bill Watrous   Trombone
John Chiodini   Guitar
Kendall Kay   Percussion,Drums
Bob Leatherbarrow   Vibes
Joel Hamilton   Bass

Technical Credits

Peggy Lee   Composer
Dave Barbour   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
John Chiodini   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production,Assistant Arranger
Sonny Burke   Composer
Gary Denton   Engineer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Kendall Kay   Arranger
Johnny Mandel   Composer
David Hyde Pierce   Art Direction
Victor Young   Composer
Tierney Sutton   Arranger
Bill Schluger   Composer
Hubie Wheeler   Composer
Tish Oney   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Emilio Palame   Composer
H. Wheeler   Composer
Emilio Palame   Composer

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