Love Songs

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Patty Waters' first recording in 30 years finds the former avant-garde singer sounding older, with a smaller range and a weaker voice, but still showing a great deal of honest emotion and intensity. Accompanied by the great pianist Jessica Williams who effectively emulates a full band on her synth during "Mood Indigo", Waters explores 11 standards, including two haunting versions of "Don't Explain." Most of her renditions are fairly straightforward, although quite eerie, and on "Nature Boy" she hints strongly at her past freer days. Other highlights include "I've Got a Crush On You," "Someone to Watch Over You," "Mean to Me," and the only song taken above a ballad pace, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Patty Waters' first recording in 30 years finds the former avant-garde singer sounding older, with a smaller range and a weaker voice, but still showing a great deal of honest emotion and intensity. Accompanied by the great pianist Jessica Williams who effectively emulates a full band on her synth during "Mood Indigo", Waters explores 11 standards, including two haunting versions of "Don't Explain." Most of her renditions are fairly straightforward, although quite eerie, and on "Nature Boy" she hints strongly at her past freer days. Other highlights include "I've Got a Crush On You," "Someone to Watch Over You," "Mean to Me," and the only song taken above a ballad pace, "Fine and Mellow."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/1996
  • Label: Jazz Focus
  • UPC: 078686801228
  • Catalog Number: 12

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patty Waters Primary Artist, Bass, Vocals
Jessica Williams Synthesizer, Piano
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Jessica Williams Engineer
Patty Waters Producer
Rainer Gambalczyk Mastering
Ira Gershwin Composer
Scott Yanow Liner Notes
Einar A. Swan Composer
Philip Barker Producer
Doug Woeppel Artwork
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