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All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin is joined by a stellar cast on her second Telarc release. Bassist David Williams and drummer Lewis Nash hold down the rhythm, joined alternately by pianist/arrangers Larry Willis and Cedar Walton, tenor saxophonists Eric Alexander and Javon Jackson, and trombonist Steve Davis. Rubin's flexible voice covers a wide-ranging repertoire, from standards to Sondheim "Loving You" to adult contemporary Bill Withers and Larry Carlton's "Whatever Happens". She also contributes a yearning original ballad, the closing "If You Ever Go Away." The album is memorable mostly for its offbeat tracks, however: a jazz-waltz take on "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" with the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David R. Adler
Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin is joined by a stellar cast on her second Telarc release. Bassist David Williams and drummer Lewis Nash hold down the rhythm, joined alternately by pianist/arrangers Larry Willis and Cedar Walton, tenor saxophonists Eric Alexander and Javon Jackson, and trombonist Steve Davis. Rubin's flexible voice covers a wide-ranging repertoire, from standards to Sondheim "Loving You" to adult contemporary Bill Withers and Larry Carlton's "Whatever Happens". She also contributes a yearning original ballad, the closing "If You Ever Go Away." The album is memorable mostly for its offbeat tracks, however: a jazz-waltz take on "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" with the bridge in a snappy four; Walter Bishop's novelty number, "Sex Is a Misdemeanor The More You Miss, de Meaner You Get," a perky calypso featuring Rubin's double-tracked vocal with only bass and drums; and the penultimate track, David Williams' endearing "Won't Have to Say Goodbye," which begins and ends with an implied reggae feel but swings in the middle. Rubin also delivers a splendid "One for My Baby" and invites the great Etta Jones for a tête-à-tête on "But Not for Me" and "Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2001
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408348020
  • Catalog Number: 83480
  • Sales rank: 34,378

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Vanessa Rubin Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Minnie Riperton Composer
Neal Hefti Composer
Don Redman Composer
Bobby Troup Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Todd Barkan Producer
Robert Friedrich Engineer
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