Some Kind of Wonderful by Ilona Knopfler | 673203101029 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Some Kind of Wonderful

Some Kind of Wonderful

5.0 3
by Ilona Knopfler
     
 
The global influence of classic American pop songs is very apparent on Some Kind of Wonderful, Ilona Knopfler's impressive and multifaceted debut, which finds the Parisian-born singer (who spent some of her formative years in Hong Kong) tackling '60s and '70s favorites in a variety of styles. She shows her aggressive, bluesy Bonnie

Overview

The global influence of classic American pop songs is very apparent on Some Kind of Wonderful, Ilona Knopfler's impressive and multifaceted debut, which finds the Parisian-born singer (who spent some of her formative years in Hong Kong) tackling '60s and '70s favorites in a variety of styles. She shows her aggressive, bluesy Bonnie Raitt-flavored wares on the brass-funk driven twist through Grand Funk's "Some Kind of Wonderful" (featuring a feisty electric guitar solo by Pat Kelley), then goes jazz-trio cool on the Zombies' "It's the Time of the Season," revealing a different dimension of the tune (with the help of Eugene Maslov's piano). This kind of balance between pop
ock and different jazz forms carries throughout, and it's clear that Knopfler is most comfortable on the mid-tempo ballads, delivered with panache with jazz inflections. Although the grooves are organic and provide the most fun, Knopfler's deeper vocal artistry comes alive on gentle acoustic interpretations of "Alfie" and "Breaking Up Is Hard to Do."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2003
Label:
Mack Avenue
UPC:
0673203101029
catalogNumber:
31010
Rank:
311391

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ilona Knopfler   Primary Artist,Vocals
Pat Kelley   Guitar
Dave Carpenter   Bass
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Bill Armstrong   Trumpet
Eugene Maslov   Piano
Skeeto Valdez   Drums

Technical Credits

Nick Drake   Composer
Neil Sedaka   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Ralph Sutton   Engineer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Toy Caldwell   Composer
Stefan Kukurugya   Producer
Don Addrisi   Composer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Hal David   Composer
John Ellison   Composer
Howard Greenfield   Composer
Jimmie Haskell   Producer
Van Morrison   Composer
Teddy Powell   Composer
Dick Addrisi   Composer
Steve Genewick   Engineer
Sol Marcus   Composer
Gloria Caldwell   Composer
Tom Robinson   Producer
Gretchen Carhartt   Producer
Bobby Sharp   Composer

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >