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Love Is...The Tender Trap

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Stacey Kent has an attractive voice and a lightly swinging style. For Love Is...The Tender Trap -- her debut as a leader -- she is joined by tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson who recalls Scott Hamilton and Stan Getz in spots, guitarist Colin Oxley, pianist David Newton, bassist David Green, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Kent uplifts each of the familiar tunes slightly but does not add much of herself to the material. Certainly these versions of "I Didn't Know About You," "Comes Love," "East of the Sun," and "They All Laughed" would not qualify as definitive, or dwarf one's memory of earlier renditions. But Stacey Kent has potential for the future once she grows a bit more. A ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Stacey Kent has an attractive voice and a lightly swinging style. For Love Is...The Tender Trap -- her debut as a leader -- she is joined by tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlinson who recalls Scott Hamilton and Stan Getz in spots, guitarist Colin Oxley, pianist David Newton, bassist David Green, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Kent uplifts each of the familiar tunes slightly but does not add much of herself to the material. Certainly these versions of "I Didn't Know About You," "Comes Love," "East of the Sun," and "They All Laughed" would not qualify as definitive, or dwarf one's memory of earlier renditions. But Stacey Kent has potential for the future once she grows a bit more. A pleasing if insubstantial effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/28/2003
  • Label: Candid Records
  • UPC: 708857975129
  • Catalog Number: 79751
  • Sales rank: 71,171

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stacey Kent Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals
Jeff Hamilton Drums
David Newton Piano
Colin Oxley Guitar
Jim Tomlinson Tenor Saxophone
David Green Bass
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Jeff Hamilton Arranger
Alan Bates Executive Producer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Jay Livingston Liner Notes
Curtis Schwartz Engineer
James Van Heusen Composer
Stacey Kent Arranger
Brooks Bowman Composer
Colin Oxley Arranger
Jim Tomlinson Arranger, Producer
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