Whisper Sweet

Whisper Sweet

by Carol Sloane
     
 

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 See more details below

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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:
08/26/2003
Label:
Highnote
UPC:
0632375711320
catalogNumber:
757113
Rank:
78080

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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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