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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Grace Kelly has surprised the jazz world with her immense talent, even though she is still only in her teens. She has already received high praise from Phil Woods and Lee Konitz the latter of whom appeared on her last CD. Kelly's fifth CD under her own name features her on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone plus vocals, while she composed four songs and wrote all of the arrangements. Her enticing approach to the standard "Comes Love" utilizes a catchy vamp with overdubbed alto and soprano, producing a fresh approach to a standard that is often played with little imagination. "I'll Remember April" is mandatory for every bopper's repertoire and Kelly doesn't disappoint with ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
Grace Kelly has surprised the jazz world with her immense talent, even though she is still only in her teens. She has already received high praise from Phil Woods and Lee Konitz the latter of whom appeared on her last CD. Kelly's fifth CD under her own name features her on alto, tenor, and soprano saxophone plus vocals, while she composed four songs and wrote all of the arrangements. Her enticing approach to the standard "Comes Love" utilizes a catchy vamp with overdubbed alto and soprano, producing a fresh approach to a standard that is often played with little imagination. "I'll Remember April" is mandatory for every bopper's repertoire and Kelly doesn't disappoint with her inspired workout in her breezy chart. Her bossa nova scoring of "It Might as Well Be Spring" showcases her delightful vocals. Trombonist Hal Crook is added for Kelly's demanding chart of "I Want to Be Happy," which changes keys in unexpected places and showcases the three horns in engaging interplay. The teenager's chops as a songwriter are also considerable, especially given her age. Her cheerful opener, "Happy Theme Song," bursts with joy in an upbeat setting, while she wails over her rhythm section with confidence and a touch of humor by working in a lick from "If I Only Had a Brain." "Tender Madness" is a bittersweet, touching ballad with moving solos by the leader on tenor sax, trumpeter Jason Palmer, and pianist Doug Johnson. Guitarist Adam Rogers guests on two selections. Kelly's setting of the Beatles' "Here, There and Everywhere" reveals new facets to one of their lesser-known gems, though Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine" remains a rather monotonous tune that Kelly manages to salvage with her surprisingly funky yet intricate alto lead. Grace Kelly is no mere flash in the pan, and her considerable gifts are blossoming with every new recording.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/2008
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 884501063951
  • Catalog Number: 5637313098
  • Sales rank: 18,237

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Grace Kelly Primary Artist, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Terri Lyne Carrington Drums
Hal Crook Trombone, Guest Appearance
John Lockwood Bass, Electric Bass
Adam Rogers Guitar, Guest Appearance
Jordan Perlson Drums
Jason Palmer Trumpet
Doug Johnson Piano
Technical Credits
John Lennon Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Don Heckman Liner Notes, Author
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Peter Kontrimas Engineer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Grace Kelly Arranger, Composer, Producer, Art Direction
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