You and the Night and the Music

You and the Night and the Music

by Jackie Ryan


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You and the Night and the Music

Jackie Ryan is a talented jazz singer who has a strong, attractive voice and a subtle improvising style. On her third recording, she is heard in prime form interacting with the great tenor saxophonist Red Holloway (who is on five of the 14 selections) and some of Los Angeles' top musicians. The instrumentation changes from track to track with Ryan excelling on tender duets with harpist Carol Robbins ("You Are There") and guitarist Larry Koonse ("While We're Young"). She swings hard on "You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To," puts plenty of feeling into "Besame Mucho" and sounds joyful on "I Just Found out About Love." No matter the setting or the mood expressed, Ryan shows that she is a force to be reckoned with. Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2007
Label: Openart
UPC: 0822154072920
catalogNumber: 7292

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackie Ryan   Primary Artist,Vocals
Jeff Hamilton   Drums
Red Holloway   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
Larry Koonse   Guitar
Carol Robbins   Harp
Christoph Luty   Bass
Tamir Hendelman   Piano

Technical Credits

Cy Coleman   Composer
Dave Frishberg   Composer
Ray Noble   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Alec Wilder   Composer
Vincent Youmans   Composer
Don Heckman   Author
John Ballard   Executive Producer,Booklet Concept
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Howard Dietz   Composer
Ray Evans   Composer
Geoff Gillette   Engineer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mandel   Composer
Cole Porter   Composer
Arthur Schwartz   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Ian Grant   Composer
William Engvick   Composer
Harold Adamson   Composer
Carolyn Leigh   Composer
Marvin Fisher   Composer
Jack Segal   Composer
Consuelo Velázquez   Composer
Andrew Gilbert   Author
Jackie Ryan   Arranger,Producer,Author,Audio Production
Tamir Hendelman   Arranger
Bob Perkins   Liner Notes
Lionel Rand   Composer
Liz Kinnon   Arranger

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You and the Night and the Music 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There are a few truly special jazz vocalists on the scene today who can rightfully claim the thrones of the late Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McCrae, Billie Holiday and even Ella Fitzgerald. In that rare class is Jackie Ryan. On YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC, she sings one of the best pure jazz sets that I've heard in a long time. Her perfect pitch and three octave range is both emotional and stylish. The songs Ms. Ryan has selected are truly great vehicles for her wonderful voice. They are comforting, intimate and cool. With special guest Red Holloway and her core group, Jackie Ryan creates "a strange kind of chemical change that goes rushing through you" on such songs as "You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To" "Wild Is The Wind" and "Never Let Me Go." Those are only a few of the gems on this CD, but every song she sings is awesome. With her sultry tender alto and sensual looks, Jackie Ryan will cast her romantic spell on you and believe me, you'll like it. This CD is the perfect mood maker, so check her out. PAULA EDELSTEIN
Anonymous More than 1 year ago