Second Chance

Second Chance

by Irene Kral
     
 

Irene Kral was only in her mid-forties when she lost her battle with cancer. Decades after her death in 1978, Jazzed Media has uncovered additional unissued live recordings to follow their previous collection Just for Now (issued in 2004). These performances also were taped in 1975, but at a different venue (the Times restaurant)See more details below

Overview

Irene Kral was only in her mid-forties when she lost her battle with cancer. Decades after her death in 1978, Jazzed Media has uncovered additional unissued live recordings to follow their previous collection Just for Now (issued in 2004). These performances also were taped in 1975, but at a different venue (the Times restaurant) with another rhythm section. Pianist Alan Broadbent is the perfect accompanist for the rich-voiced, clear-toned alto, while her choice of material is a fascinating mix of standards, obscurities, and modern pop. She opens with an invigorating, spirited interpretation of "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes." Kral savors the longing of the lyrics to the bittersweet ballad "Never Let Me Go," which is buoyed by Broadbent's sensitive backing. The South American song "Sometime Ago" was a favorite of Art Farmer and a number of other jazz instrumentalists (though they usually chose a bright tempo), but Kral's very deliberate interpretation brings out the essence of its message in a new light. The pop songs include Leon Russell's "This Masquerade" (a hit for George Benson) and folksinger Tim Hardin's lesser-known "Misty Roses," both rendered in soft bossa nova settings. Peter Marshall (who was subbing for Kral's regular bassist) and drummer Frank Severino round out the superb rhythm section. One can only hope that additional recordings by Irene Kral will be located to join this outstanding CD in her discography.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2010
Label:
Jazzed Media
UPC:
0700261303765
catalogNumber:
1049
Rank:
117804

Tracks

  1. The Night Has a Thousand Eyes  - Irene Kral
  2. Second Chance  - Irene Kral
  3. Something To Remember You By  - Irene Kral
  4. Misty Roses  - Irene Kral
  5. A Time for Love/Small World, Isn't It?  - Irene Kral
  6. Oh You Crazy Moon  - Irene Kral
  7. Never Let Me Go  - Irene Kral
  8. It Isn't So Good It Couldn't Get Better  - Irene Kral
  9. Sometime Ago  - Irene Kral
  10. Unlit Room  - Irene Kral
  11. Star Eyes  - Irene Kral
  12. This Masquerade  - Irene Kral
  13. Something In Your Smile/When I Look In Your Eyes  - Irene Kral
  14. Nobody Else But Me  - Irene Kral

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Irene Kral   Primary Artist,Vocals
Alan Broadbent   Piano
Peter Marshall   Bass
Frank Severino   Drums

Technical Credits

Stephen Sondheim   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Leon Russell   Composer
Bob Dorough   Composer
André Previn   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Gene DePaul   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Sergio Mihanovich   Composer
Don Raye   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Jule Styne   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Rod Nicas   Engineer
Tommy Wolf   Composer
Kirk Silsbee   Liner Notes
Fran Landesman   Composer
Jerry Brainin   Composer
Buddy Bernier   Composer
Graham Carter   Producer
Howard Deitz   Composer
Idaho Stew   Graphic Design
Dory Langdon Previn   Composer

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