A potent combination is the intelligent and earthy songwriting of David Cantor and the sultry and stylizing jazz vocals of Kelly Flint. The timbre of Kelly's voice melds magically with the main instrumentation of stand-up bass, vibes and thoughtful drums. Individual musicians dress up several tracks on guitar, baritone sax and tenor sax. Each track stands alone strongly due to the resilient Cantor construction and Flint's intoxicating delivery. Excepting the elevating treatment of Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side," every track is an original deserving to stand alone as a standard. As a testament to the proficiency to the dozen-and-a-half musicians involved, the entire album was recorded live and no overdubs were used. The quirky but worthy music here bears comparison to Cole Porter. The content and approach are ideally suited to today's music fan looking back on a long cabaret jazz history and looking forward with expectation. This pairing of a wordmeister and a mistress of hip lounge is a rare and wonderful thing, so enjoy it. The twelve-page booklet includes all lyrics.
Performance CreditsDave's True Story Primary Artist,Band
David Cantor Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Berman Vibes
Jack Bashkow Baritone Saxophone
Chris Botti Trumpet
Crispin Cioe Baritone Saxophone
Richard Crooks Drums
Kelly Flint Vocals
Charlie Giordano Musette
Aaron Heick Tenor Saxophone
Kevin Hupp Drums
Richard Julian Guitar
Ben Monder Guitar
Emedin Rivera Percussion
Darren Solomon Upright Bass
Technical CreditsDavid Chesky Producer
Norman Chesky Executive Producer
Jeff Eyrich Producer
Richard Julian Producer
David Windmuller Recording Assistant
Barry Wolifson Engineer
Mo Ström Art Direction
Doug Melanson Recording Assistant
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