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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
The husband-and-wife team of saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and vocalist Carolyn Leonhart have a nice handle on ballads, mainstream jazz, and neo-bop on this collection of tunes that has an old-school feeling, updated with a few twists and turns. Leonhart's vocal command in the pop world with Steely Dan is well-known, and here she deepens her commitment to jazz with a flexible, at-times sensual, mostly pleasing vocal approach. Escoffery, on tenor and occasionally soprano sax, asserts himself at times, but is more a part of this team of jazz players, which includes the exceptional pianist Toru Dodo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Donald Edwards. Challenging ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
The husband-and-wife team of saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and vocalist Carolyn Leonhart have a nice handle on ballads, mainstream jazz, and neo-bop on this collection of tunes that has an old-school feeling, updated with a few twists and turns. Leonhart's vocal command in the pop world with Steely Dan is well-known, and here she deepens her commitment to jazz with a flexible, at-times sensual, mostly pleasing vocal approach. Escoffery, on tenor and occasionally soprano sax, asserts himself at times, but is more a part of this team of jazz players, which includes the exceptional pianist Toru Dodo, bassist Hans Glawischnig, and drummer Donald Edwards. Challenging material such as Lee Morgan's "Infinity" is updated, funky, and even soaring in an off-minor cast, as is the tick-tock-to-bluesy original "Better Next Time." Leonhart and brother Michael's words to Joe Martin's "The Harbor" has that elusive, 7/8 to 4/4 rhythm within contemporary terms that commands attention, but at her core, the singer's good common sense, mixed with her sensuality, shine best on ballads like the classic "Never Never Land" or the eerie Charles Mingus dirge "Eclipse." Adam Rogers adds spacy guitar à la Bill Frisell for two selections, while Donald Fagan's "Big Noise, New York" reminds listeners where Leonhart's bread is buttered. A relatively new thing for Escoffery and Leonhart as musical partners, this pairing should develop more in time, and stretch further in progressive areas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/23/2010
  • Label: Savant
  • UPC: 633842210629
  • Catalog Number: 2106
  • Sales rank: 160,371

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Better Next Time - Wayne Escoffery (5:27)
  2. 2 The Sweetest Sounds - Wayne Escoffery (7:38)
  3. 3 Sometimes I'm Happy - Wayne Escoffery (5:47)
  4. 4 Never Never Land - Wayne Escoffery (5:24)
  5. 5 You Must Believe In Spring - Wayne Escoffery (3:54)
  6. 6 The Harbor (Poppy's Song) - Wayne Escoffery (6:38)
  7. 7 Eclipse - Wayne Escoffery (6:37)
  8. 8 Big Noise, New York - Wayne Escoffery (9:18)
  9. 9 Where There is Love - Wayne Escoffery (5:08)
  10. 10 Straight To You (Baloo Baloo) - Wayne Escoffery (5:24)
  11. 11 Infinity - Wayne Escoffery (6:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carolyn Leonhart Primary Artist, Vocals
Donald Edwards Drums
Jeff Haynes Percussion
Adam Rogers Guitar
Wayne Escoffery Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Hans Glawischnig Bass
Toru Dodo Piano, fender rhodes
Technical Credits
Donald Fagen Composer
Patrice Rushen Composer
Charles Mingus Composer
Lee Morgan Composer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Alan Bergman Composer
Marilyn Bergman Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Lynn Davis Composer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Adolph Green Composer
Dave Kowalski Engineer
Michael Marciano Mastering
Jule Styne Composer
Michael Leonhart Composer, Engineer
Carolyn Leonhart Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Producer
Clifford Grey Composer
Marcelle Clements Composer
Ross Boissoneau Liner Notes
Wayne Escoffery Arranger, Composer, Producer
Max Ross Mastering
J. Demy Composer
M. Legrand Composer
Jon Marshall Hansen Engineer
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