Here in the Moment

Here in the Moment

by Gail Pettis
     
 
Gail Pettis only started performing professionally as a jazz vocalist a few years before she made her first CD, as she had a full-time career as an orthodontist. Yet because Pettis had been singing since childhood in addition to playing French horn as a youth, she was no newcomer to performing. Gifted with an expressive alto voice, her embellishments to the familiar

Overview

Gail Pettis only started performing professionally as a jazz vocalist a few years before she made her first CD, as she had a full-time career as an orthodontist. Yet because Pettis had been singing since childhood in addition to playing French horn as a youth, she was no newcomer to performing. Gifted with an expressive alto voice, her embellishments to the familiar songs she performs show the skill of someone who is likely a natural, as she never overplays her hand. With a superb trio that alternates between two different pianists, two bassists, and drummer Mark Ivester as the one constant, Pettis catches one's attention right away with her adroit interpretation of "In the Still of the Night." The unusual 5/4 arrangement of Anthony Newley's "Who Can I Turn To?" (a favorite of the late pianist Bill Evans) provides a rich backdrop for her expressive vocal. "Nature Boy" is almost a cliché in the hands of a typical singer, but Pettis makes the most of the hip Afro-Cuban arrangement without sounding too serious.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/19/2010
Label:
Oa2
UPC:
0805552205923
catalogNumber:
22059
Rank:
115343

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Performance Credits

Gail Pettis   Primary Artist,Vocals
Mark Ivester   Percussion,Drums
Clipper Anderson   Bass
Randy Halberstadt   Piano
Jeff Johnson   Bass
Darin Clendenin   Piano

Technical Credits

John Bishop   Cover Design
Don Heckman   Liner Notes
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
David Lange   Engineer
Alan Jay Lerner   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Anthony Newley   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Alex Zanetis   Composer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
Eden Ahbez   Composer
Clipper Anderson   Arranger
Randy Halberstadt   Arranger
Steve Korn   Cover Photo
Gail Pettis   Producer
Darin Clendenin   Arranger

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