That's for Me

That's for Me

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by Susie Arioli Swing Band
     
 

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Steadily building a solid reputation as a classy, delightfully old-school singer with a penchant for first-rate songs, Susie Arioli continues her winning streak with That’s for Me. Credit must also go to her musical partner, guitarist and arranger Jordan Officer, a swing-style soloist who leads a few impressive instrumental numbers of his own, invigorating

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Steadily building a solid reputation as a classy, delightfully old-school singer with a penchant for first-rate songs, Susie Arioli continues her winning streak with That’s for Me. Credit must also go to her musical partner, guitarist and arranger Jordan Officer, a swing-style soloist who leads a few impressive instrumental numbers of his own, invigorating interludes that give the album additional verve and variety. But the attention never strays too far from Arioli’s captivating readings of varied and superior material, ranging from tried-and-true standards (“Easy Living,” “The Way You Look Tonight”) to worthy obscurities (Rodgers and Hart’s “That’s for Me,” Arlen and Koehler’s “Now I Know”) to Euro-faves (a vocal version of Django Reinhardt’s “Nuages”) to blues (Memphis Slim’s “Mother Earth”). With her eminently swinging ensemble grooving behind her, Arioli finds her way into a song with crafted finesse and subtle expressiveness. Her lovely voice, sure timing, and impeccable taste mark her as a gifted artist who stands far above the crowd.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Paula Edelstein
That's for Me is the Susie Arioli Band's third release for Justin Time and it makes a specialty of a 1930s style of swing. With influences and a knowledge of repertoire from Leadbelly to Stuff Smith, from Tammy Wynette to Ella Fitzgerald, listeners seeking an array of rarely heard songs are sure to enjoy this great collection of music. Arioli's soft, sincere, charming voice is the perfect foil for Jordan Officer's acoustic and electric jazz guitar stylings which provide a hint of folk, light swing and country music flavors. The Canadian chanteuse has a very interesting voice that is reminiscent of Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline and Tammy Wynette all rolled into one (check out "It's a Good Day," "Tess' Torch Sing" and "Why Do I.") However, Susie Arioli revitalizes and adds to these Great American Songbook standards and makes this music her own. Her treatment of "Mother Earth" as a soft blues that tells it like it is after your time is over here on earth shows her musical depth and knowledge of repertoire outside of her native Canada and well-known swing style. Rodgers & Hammerstein's obscure gem "That's for Me" features a memorable solo from Jordan Officer on acoustic guitar. The lyrics are very sweet and Arioli manages to seduce her listeners with a wispy interpretation of being attracted to someone she notices in the park! Overall, Arioli's choice to re-interpret these obscure songs, and to restyle them in such an appealing manner is quite an accomplishment. Vintage or not, on That's for Me, they speak to a different generation and provide a wonderful vehicle for Susie Arioli's talents as a vocalist and drummer.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/27/2004
Label:
Justin Time Records
UPC:
0068944019526
catalogNumber:
195

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susie Arioli Swing Band   Primary Artist
Susie Arioli   Cymbals,Vocals,Background Vocals,Snare Drums,Group Member
Michael Jerome Browne   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Jordan Officer   Acoustic Guitar,Violin,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
Colin Perry   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Dany Roy   Tenor Saxophone
Shane MacKenzie   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Johnnie Lee Wills   Composer
Peggy Lee   Composer
Keith Jarrett   Composer
John Surman   Composer
Harold Arlen   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Cindy Walker   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Johnny Burke   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Saul Chaplin   Composer
Peter Chatman   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jacques Larue   Composer
Ralph Rainger   Composer
Leo Robin   Composer
John Snyder   Producer,Audio Production
Billy Szawlowski   Engineer
Spencer Williams   Composer
Lewis Simpkins   Composer
Ted Koehler   Composer
James V. Monaco   Composer
Jordan Officer   Arranger,Composer

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