Deliciously dynamic jazz vocal debut Clifton Davis with The Beegie Adair Trio – NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE: One thing I can say is that (without question) Clifton’s jazz vocals are among the smoothest and most pleasant I’ve ever listened to… on this deliciously dynamic jazz vocal debut release with world-renowned jazz pianist Beegie Adair and her trio, he will impress you, too… I didn’t see any live performances, but if you SUBSCRIBE to the Clifton Davis YouTube topic channel, you’ll find the whole album – or, just click the image below…
A big part of Clifton’s vocal presence is only amplified by his significant background and career in film and television (NBC’s “Amen” as well as performances on Broadway in “Hello, Dolly”)… you’ll hear that ever so clearly on tunes like Sergio Mendes’s “So Many Stars“… I predict that jazz DJ’s across the globe will be putting this in regular rotations!
The piano and string intro to “Comecar De Novo” is perfect, and segues ever-so-nicely into Clifton’s richly deep vocal tones… this tune will be getting played over and again on my iPhone player (a rare honor for a vocal tune)… lilting Latin rhythms only enhance the pleasure.
There’s scintillating rhythm on Clifton’s superb performance of the Diana Ross song “Swept Away“, and the voices accompanying him will just blow your mind… this is absolutely my choice for personal favorite of the dozen delightful songs offered up!
I give Clifton and his players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this most memorable debut album. Get more information on Clifton’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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