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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/19/2010
  • Label: Oa2
  • UPC: 805552205923
  • Catalog Number: 22059
  • Sales rank: 115,143

Album Credits

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
Mark Guenther Mastering
Eden Ahbez Composer
Clipper Anderson Arranger
Randy Halberstadt Arranger
Steve Korn Cover Photo
Gail Pettis Producer
Darin Clendenin Arranger
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