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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/10/2008
  • Label: Savant
  • UPC: 633842209425
  • Catalog Number: 2094
  • Sales rank: 403,093

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
Alan Silverman Mastering
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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