enchanting vocal skill Audrey Silver – Very Early

enchanting vocal skill Audrey Silver – VERY EARLY:  When I first reviewed Audrey’s vocal work back in issue #116, and described it as having a very “dreamy” quality… on this November 2016 release, it would be more appropriate to note that it’s “heavenly”.  Fans who have followed jazz vocalists for over half-a-century will find her performance on the lively “Lemon Twist” to be flawless, and the recording is beyond excellent!  It doesn’t hurt that she has some of the strongest jazz players on the scene today supporting her vocals, including Bruce Barth on piano, Lewis Nash on drums, Alex Pope Norris on trumpet, Paul Beaudry on bass, Ron Affif on guitar, Gary Versace on accordion and Tom Beckham on vibes, and the vibes on this particular tune are just pure perfection!

The title track, “Very Early“, is in a far more laid-back mood, and lovers of singers like Barbara Streisand will fall in love with Audrey’s voice on this one, I’ve no doubt… again, the vibes are superb, and Paul’s bass leads you all the way through this gently swaying ballad. 

It is Audrey’s enchanting skill on Benjamin Biolay’s “Jardin D’Hiver” that captures my vote for personal favorite of the twelve tunes offered up… the keyword here is “suave”, I think… simple and beautiful!  I give Audrey and her supporting players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for those who love vocal jazz, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.98.  Learn more about this highly talented vocalist on Audrey’s website.           Rotcod Zzaj


Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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