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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Stevie Holland has a beautiful and flexible voice. Her CD constantly varies the personnel sometimes featuring pianist George Small and at other times guitarist Sean Harkness and covers a few different styles. The music includes standards at a variety of tempos, some songs that sound close to show tunes, and heartfelt ballads. There are also guest appearances one apiece by Rub?n Flores who sings a duet with Holland on "One Touch", flutist Joe Mennonna, and tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman who swings on "Zoot Walks In". Among the most memorable selections are a happy interpretation of "It Might As Well Be Spring," an uptempo "Summertime," and a wonderful version of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Stevie Holland has a beautiful and flexible voice. Her CD constantly varies the personnel sometimes featuring pianist George Small and at other times guitarist Sean Harkness and covers a few different styles. The music includes standards at a variety of tempos, some songs that sound close to show tunes, and heartfelt ballads. There are also guest appearances one apiece by Rubén Flores who sings a duet with Holland on "One Touch", flutist Joe Mennonna, and tenor saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman who swings on "Zoot Walks In". Among the most memorable selections are a happy interpretation of "It Might As Well Be Spring," an uptempo "Summertime," and a wonderful version of "Stardust" in which Holland's voice is backed by just Harkness' guitar. All in all, this is an impressive effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/26/2004
  • Label: 150 Music
  • UPC: 825346519623
  • Catalog Number: 6
  • Sales rank: 248,987

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Stevie Holland Primary Artist, Vocals
Kenny Washington Drums
Tim Ferguson Bass
Steve Kroon Percussion
Joe Mennonna Flute
David "Fathead" Newman Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
George Small Piano
Sean Harkness Guitar
Gary William Friedman Conductor
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
James Taylor Composer
Dave Frishberg Composer
Gerry Mulligan Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Francis Lai Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Zoot Sims Composer
Billy Strayhorn Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Jerry Keller English Translations
Pierre Barouh Composer
Chip Fabrizi Engineer
DuBose Heyward Composer
Gary Crawford Executive Producer
Gary William Friedman Arranger, Composer, Producer, Orchestration
Stevie Holland Composer, Producer, English Translations
Sarah Register Mastering
Jason Wolfe Executive Producer
Tim Peierls Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This Lady Knows Her Way Around Songs!

    Stevie Holland in her newest (and most refreshing) CD RESTLESS WILLOW proves that she has only tickled the surface of a vast repertoire of music for the voice in her previous recordings. She has a well focused vocal technique that is as comfortable in breezy scat/fluffy songs (‘Zoot Walks In’) as she is in ‘operatic’ melodies (Gershwin’s ‘Summertime’, sung as the jazz form Gershwin only dreamed), standards such as ‘How Long Has This Been Going On?’ with the neglected opening verse reinstated, torch songs like ‘Stardust’, and finessed segues (‘Here’s That Rainy Day’ preluded with ‘Soon It’s Gonna Rain’ from The Fantasticks). Simply said, every note and song Stevie Holland elects to interpret becomes completely her own, and the degree of style and comfort this amazing artist achieves in this rather broad repertoire is more than satisfying – it is amazing! Of course it helps to have the arrangements and orchestrations by Gary William Friedman who can make a very small ensemble of instruments sound like full orchestral backing. Highly recommended for ALL music lovers.

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