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Magnet
     

Magnet

by Pamela Luss
 
Pamela Luss' third CD for Savant is her most rewarding thus far. That is due to an inspired repertoire, her increasingly mature interpretations of lyrics, and an indescribable magic that occurs on most of these selections. Luss is a jazz singer who does not scat, she sticks to the lyrics, and she keeps her improvisations consistently melodic. The improvising is in her

Overview

Pamela Luss' third CD for Savant is her most rewarding thus far. That is due to an inspired repertoire, her increasingly mature interpretations of lyrics, and an indescribable magic that occurs on most of these selections. Luss is a jazz singer who does not scat, she sticks to the lyrics, and she keeps her improvisations consistently melodic. The improvising is in her placement of notes and in the feeling that she gives to the words. While she at times displays a high voice, particularly during the first few selections of Magnet, at other times she sounds surprisingly comfortable in her lower register. Pianist John DiMartino, who contributed most of the arrangements for this project, is a major asset. The variety, which is emphasized in the arrangements, can be felt in a repertoire that ranges from a heartfelt "Why Did I Choose You" and the ironic "No, Not Much" to the sentimental "Glad to Be Unhappy," a slow ballad version of "Quiet Nights" (with no bossa nova in sight) and a cooking "More." Accompanied by a top-notch rhythm section (with three different bassists taking turns), Luss is also occasionally joined by a horn player (tenor great Houston Person is on six selections) and takes "No, Not Much" as a vocal duet with Freddy Cole. This well-conceived set is highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2008
Label:
Savant
UPC:
0633842209425
catalogNumber:
2094
Rank:
242929

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Pamela Luss   Primary Artist,Vocals
Houston Person   Tenor Saxophone
Freddy Cole   Vocals
Victor Lewis   Drums
Walt Weiskopf   Tenor Saxophone
Steve Kroon   Percussion
George Mraz   Bass
John Di Martino   Piano
Joel Frahm   Soprano Saxophone
Richie Goods   Bass
Mike Moreno   Guitar
Dominick Farinacci   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Elias Bailey   Bass

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Buddy Johnson   Composer
Gene Lees   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Todd Barkan   Producer
J. Fred Coots   Composer
Joe Fields   Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Riz Ortolani   Composer
Ray Passman   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Herb Wasserman   Composer
Barney McAll   Arranger
John Di Martino   Arranger
Ted Panken   Liner Notes
Marcello Ciorciolini   Composer
John Michael Tebelak   Composer
Mike Moreno   Arranger

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