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Come What May
     

Come What May

by Paula West
 
On her third CD, singer Paula West demonstrates that she isn't adverse to risk taking, which is a rather refreshing idea for a young performer. With a soulful voice, a great range, and the ability to get the most out of each set of lyrics, this confident singer seems capable of taking on any song in which she takes an interest. Although the intermingling of "Caravan"

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On her third CD, singer Paula West demonstrates that she isn't adverse to risk taking, which is a rather refreshing idea for a young performer. With a soulful voice, a great range, and the ability to get the most out of each set of lyrics, this confident singer seems capable of taking on any song in which she takes an interest. Although the intermingling of "Caravan" and "A Night in Tunisia" in a back and forth medley isn't completely satisfying, her strong voice and the great playing of her supporting cast, including clarinetist Ken Peplowski, vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, guitarist Peter Bernstein, and the Stuff Smith-like violin of John Blake, make this wild arrangement rather appealing. Other highlights include Leonard Bernstein's show tune "Big Stuff," with guest pianist Bill Charlap, a delightfully campy take of "Blues in the Night," and a stunning interpretation of "Lush Life" with some inventive backing by pianist Ken Muir, who is also responsible for most of the arrangements. The only real misfire is the incessant bongos that dominate most of "Day In, Day Out," which detract from an otherwise great performance by West and bassist Peter Washington. Great things should be in store for Paula West following this very impressive release.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/25/2001
Label:
Hi Horse Records
UPC:
0725543303325
catalogNumber:
3033
Rank:
16090

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Performance Credits

Paula West   Primary Artist,Vocals
John Blake   Violin
Don Byron   Trumpet
Ken Peplowski   Clarinet
Joe Temperley   Bass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
Victor Lewis   Drums
Peter Bernstein   Guitar
Rudy Bird   Percussion
Bill Charlap   Piano
Akua Dixon   Cello
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes
Richard Spencer   Viola
Peter Washington   Bass
Frank Wess   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Carlos Baptiste   Violin
Ken Muir   Piano

Technical Credits

Rube Bloom   Composer
Bill Charlap   Arranger
Dave Fischer   Cover Photo
Tony Kaye   Collaboration
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Jay Newland   Engineer
Bob Ryan   Contributor
Paula West   Producer
Ken Muir   Arranger,Producer

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