Make Someone Happy [Canada]

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Sophie Milman exudes confidence in her second CD as a leader, though she draws material from a much wider range of music styles for this session. The singer is still a fine interpreter of standards and show tunes, offering a flirtatious "People Will Say We're in Love" as a solid opener and an imaginative setting of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" that showcases harmonica player Gregoire Maret and pianist Paul Shrofel. The addition of a droning opening vamp in "Fever" updates Peggy Lee's hit while keeping its hypnotic flavor intact. Arranger Cameron Wallis is added on tenor sax for Milman's torchy interpretation of "Make Someone Happy," while he wrote the bossa nova "Reste (Stay)" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Sophie Milman exudes confidence in her second CD as a leader, though she draws material from a much wider range of music styles for this session. The singer is still a fine interpreter of standards and show tunes, offering a flirtatious "People Will Say We're in Love" as a solid opener and an imaginative setting of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" that showcases harmonica player Gregoire Maret and pianist Paul Shrofel. The addition of a droning opening vamp in "Fever" updates Peggy Lee's hit while keeping its hypnotic flavor intact. Arranger Cameron Wallis is added on tenor sax for Milman's torchy interpretation of "Make Someone Happy," while he wrote the bossa nova "Reste (Stay)" in which she negotiates the multilingual lyrics flawlessly. The singer swings like mad in Shrofel's playful "So Long, You Fool." Some of Milman's choices from pop don't work quite as well. Composer Randy Bachman is an added guest for his "Undun" (a hit for the Canadian rock band the Guess Who), though it sounds bogged down. A number of Stevie Wonder's songs have become favorites of jazz musicians, but "Rocket Fever" quickly becomes tiresome and never shakes its pop flavor. Sophie Milman deserves high praise for not playing it safe and taking some chances for this outing, which is warmly recommended. [Linus Canada also released the CD.]
Los Angeles Times - Don Heckman
Milman's rich and honeyed timbres, applied to such familiar songs as "People Will Say We're in Love" and "It Might as Well Be Spring," enhanced by the intimate lyricism of her interpretations, are the sound of a potential star in the making.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Linus
  • UPC: 803057007721
  • Catalog Number: 270077
  • Sales rank: 44,116

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sophie Milman Primary Artist, Vocals
Guido Basso Flugelhorn
Randy Bachman Electric Guitar
Vern Dorge Alto Flute
Kieran Overs Bass, Bass Guitar
Rob Piltch Guitar
Alan Hetherington Percussion
Anne Lindsay Violin
Claudio Vena Viola
John Johnson Bass Clarinet
Grégoire Maret Harmonica
John "Snakehips" Johnson Flute, Bass Clarinet
Paul Shrofel Piano
Cameron Wallis Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Jill Vitols Cello
Jenny Thompson Violin
Dennis Keldie Hammond B3
John Fraboni Drums
Technical Credits
Marc Jordan Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Randy Bachman Composer
Sheldon Harnick Composer
Jerry Bock Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Steven MacKinnon Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Joe Raposo Composer
Jule Styne Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
John Davenport Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Joao Carvalho Mastering
Hannah Senesh Composer
Paul Shrofel Arranger
Cameron Wallis Arranger, Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Into to blues

    I haven't listened a lot of blues and haven't really found artists I've liked. This album however, was very nice, easy to listen to and the quality of her voice was marvelous! I look forward to her career taking off and more albums coming. Nice CD for those looking to add some blues to their collection and diversify their musical tastes.

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