Whisper Sweet

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All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
While young female singers tend to catch the eyes and ears of the general public, seasoned jazz musicians, critics, and fans are the ones to appreciate a veteran vocalist like Carol Sloane. With over a half century of professional singing experience, Sloane's voice is still magic as she captures the essence of each of the 11 ballads on this High Note CD. Guitarist Paul Bollenback is the major soloist backing her warm interpretation of the bittersweet "Here's That Rainy Day." Paul West's dancing bass propels her through a magical but playful take of "The Lady's in Love With You." Her bluesy, drawn-out rendition of "This Time the Dream's on Me" a song usually played at a brisk...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ken Dryden
While young female singers tend to catch the eyes and ears of the general public, seasoned jazz musicians, critics, and fans are the ones to appreciate a veteran vocalist like Carol Sloane. With over a half century of professional singing experience, Sloane's voice is still magic as she captures the essence of each of the 11 ballads on this High Note CD. Guitarist Paul Bollenback is the major soloist backing her warm interpretation of the bittersweet "Here's That Rainy Day." Paul West's dancing bass propels her through a magical but playful take of "The Lady's in Love With You." Her bluesy, drawn-out rendition of "This Time the Dream's on Me" a song usually played at a brisk tempo is backed by pianist Norman Simmons, one of the late Joe Williams' favorite accompanists. But she pulls out all the stops with her unaccompanied introduction to an emotional "My One and Only Love." She also explores a few older gems, including a polished take of Eubie Blake's "Memories of You" and a surprising bossa nova arrangement of stride master James P. Johnson's forgotten chestnut "Whisper Sweet." Tenor saxophonist Houston Person, who frequently played with the late Etta Jones, is added on several tracks, including a delightful "The Night We Called It a Day." Carol Sloane's magnificent performances throughout this disc will easily stand the test of time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2003
  • Label: Highnote
  • UPC: 632375711320
  • Catalog Number: 757113
  • Sales rank: 136,898

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Carol Sloane Primary Artist, Vocals
Houston Person Tenor Saxophone, Guest Appearance
Norman Simmons Piano
Grady Tate Drums
Paul Bollenback Guitar
Paul E. West Bass
Technical Credits
Eubie Blake Composer
Matt Dennis Composer
Don Sickler Producer
Vincent Youmans Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Johnny Burke Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Joe Fields Executive Producer
Lorenz Hart Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Burton Lane Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Katherine Miller Engineer
Peter Norman Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
James Gavin Liner Notes
J.P. Johnson Composer
Tom Adair Composer
Edward Eliscu Composer
Robert Mellin Composer
Guy Wood Composer
Billy Rose Composer
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