Tender Trap

Tender Trap

by Amanda CarrAmanda Carr


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With so many female vocalists releasing new jazz CDs in a given year, it is extremely difficult to grab one's attention; Amanda Carr's third CD, though released by a small label, has the ingredients necessary to do so. Carr is gifted with a pleasant voice, terrific diction and the ability to pick a wide-ranging program that neither skews to overly familiar standards or a heavy dose of originals. Accompanied by a fine trio led by veteran guitarist John Wilkins (with bassist Bronek Suchanek and drummer Kenny Hadley), her intensity comes across immediately in the stunning opener, "Never Will I Marry." Wilkins' superb guitar and guest Dick Johnson's perky alto sax underscore her lighthearted interpretation of Rodgers & Hart's "Do It the Hard Way." Carr delivers a swinging take of Duke Ellington's infrequently performed "Tulip or Turnip," with a smoking tenor sax solo added by Arnie Krakowsky. Suchanek's burning arco bass (together with Wilkins) introduce her exotic rendition of Abbey Lincoln's powerful "Throw It Away." She also makes her mark as a composer, offering the lively bop vehicle "I Couldn't Live Without You" (jointly written with Suchanek). Amanda Carr deserves greater attention in the jazz world.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/08/2005
Label: Original Music Svc
UPC: 0683575111120
catalogNumber: 1111
Rank: 142289

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amanda Carr   Primary Artist,Vocals
Dick Johnson   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone
Arnie Krakowsky   Tenor Saxophone
John Wilkins   Guitar
Bronislaw Suchanek   Bass
Bronek Suchanek   Bass Guitar
Kenny Hadley   Drums
Rick Hammett   Trumpet
Ernie Krakowsky   Gong
Jerry Vejmola   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Frankie Laine   Composer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Frank Loesser   Composer
Abbey Lincoln   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Lorenz Hart   Composer
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Gus Kahn   Composer
Buddy Kaye   Composer
Burton Lane   Composer
Jack Lawrence   Composer
Billy Reid   Composer
Frank Signorelli   Composer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Matty Malneck   Composer
Don George   Composer
Peter Tinturin   Composer
Jesse Cavanaugh   Composer
Amanda Carr   Composer
Kenny Hadley   Audio Production

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