Introducing Sunny & Her Joy Boys

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All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is a completely delightful disc, one that celebrates the Great American Songbook without adding any heavy interpretive or historical baggage to it. The arrangements are interesting: the project was put together by the legendary guitarist Duke Robillard, and he leads a quartet that also features guitarist Paul Kolesnikow, bassist Jesse Williams, and the brilliant clarinetist Billy Novick. All of the instruments are acoustic and the guitarists tend to play with an on-the-beat rhythmic chop that lends the whole proceedings a faint flavor of the Hot Club of Paris, while at the same time evoking the Freddie Green-era Duke Ellington band -- especially when one or more of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rick Anderson
This is a completely delightful disc, one that celebrates the Great American Songbook without adding any heavy interpretive or historical baggage to it. The arrangements are interesting: the project was put together by the legendary guitarist Duke Robillard, and he leads a quartet that also features guitarist Paul Kolesnikow, bassist Jesse Williams, and the brilliant clarinetist Billy Novick. All of the instruments are acoustic and the guitarists tend to play with an on-the-beat rhythmic chop that lends the whole proceedings a faint flavor of the Hot Club of Paris, while at the same time evoking the Freddie Green-era Duke Ellington band -- especially when one or more of the guitarists plays single-note horn lines in harmony with Novick's clarinet. But while all of this fun stuff is happening in the background, the focus is on Sunny Crownover's sweetly pure voice. On songs like "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea," "I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good," and a very gently torchy "That's My Desire," her voice is a thing of crystalline beauty even as she sings with the kind of straightforward simplicity that keeps the focus on the song itself -- an exceptionally rare trait in a jazz singer. She's a bit less convincing in blues mode; her rendition of "Today I Sing the Blues" is just a bit too nice and doesn't communicate much of the song's intensity. But it's still a very pleasant performance and does nothing to detract from the overall brilliance of this gem of an album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/24/2009
  • Label: Stony Plain Music
  • UPC: 772532134125
  • Catalog Number: 1341
  • Sales rank: 239,055

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sunny & Her Joy Boys Primary Artist
Duke Robillard Acoustic Guitar, Conga
Billy Novick Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Jesse Williams Acoustic Bass
Sunny Crownover Vocals
Paul Kolesnikow Acoustic Guitar
Technical Credits
Duke Robillard Producer, Liner Notes
Charlie Shavers Composer
Chick Webb Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Harry Barris Composer
Barry Brown Composer
Walter Donaldson Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
John Paul Gauthier Engineer
J.C. Johnson Composer
Billy Moll Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Holger Petersen Executive Producer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Paul Webster Composer
Victor Young Composer
Joseph Young Composer
Harry Brooks Composer
Dave McConnell Composer
Ted Koehler Composer
Sidney Clare Composer
Jay Gorney Composer
Carroll Loveday Composer
James Cavanaugh Composer
Ed McConnell Cover Art
Sid Robin Composer
Michell Paris Composer
Clare Loveday Composer
C. Hammer Composer
C. Lewis Composer
Pierce Brooks Composer
Dave McConnell Composer
Helmy Kresa Composer
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