'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight

by Joan Steele
     
 
Joan Steele starts out on "St. Louis Blues" in dramatic fashion, singing unaccompanied. Eventually she is joined by her piano but still retains the dark and coolly emotional mood at a slow tempo. However after it becomes obvious that nearly every song on 'Round Midnight (whether it is a solo or trio number) is in the same mood and tempo, a certain sameness sets

Overview

Joan Steele starts out on "St. Louis Blues" in dramatic fashion, singing unaccompanied. Eventually she is joined by her piano but still retains the dark and coolly emotional mood at a slow tempo. However after it becomes obvious that nearly every song on 'Round Midnight (whether it is a solo or trio number) is in the same mood and tempo, a certain sameness sets in, diluting her music and message. Steele has an expressive voice and fine elocution but the lack of variety on this CD makes her debut recording of more limited interest than expected.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/07/2003
Label:
Audiophile
UPC:
0762247209423
catalogNumber:
94

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Joan Steele   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Stephen Sondheim   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Cootie Williams   Composer
W.C. Handy   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
John Latouche   Composer
Thelonious Monk   Composer
Jerome Moross   Composer
Joe Raposo   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Bernie Hanighen   Composer
Bill Carey   Composer
Carl Fisher   Composer
Mort Goode   Composer
Truman Capote   Composer
George H. Buck   Producer,Liner Notes
Wendell Echols   Liner Notes,Formatting
Sharon Wendel   Formatting
Joan Steele   Producer

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