Sweet jazz crooning – Ronny Whyte – SHADES OF WHYTE: Here’s another “pre-release” album for your (strong) consideration… as noted in previous pre-release reviews, samples aren’t available yet, but I’ll get them linked in as soon as they go hot. What sets Ronny’s splendid and lively jazz vocal work apart from all the others (& believe me, there are 1000’s of others on the market) is that he also plays piano on the album… artists who are able to play and sing at the same time hold a special place in my heart, and one of the best examples of just how professional Ronny’s work is can be realized as you listen to the mighty mellow “I Love The Way You Dance”… Ronny makes it easy to visualize the dance floor and the beautiful woman he has his arms around as he glides around the room.
If you’re not sure you trust my judgement, just listen to the totally upbeat & “uptown” “It’s Time For Love”… additionally, this was penned by Ronny, and his energy shines through brilliantly (of course, I believe that a player/singer always has better energy for a tune when it’s their own original work). You’ll hear a slice of paradise when you check out another original – “Blame It On The Movies” takes that whole 1940’s/1950’s “croon thing” up into the 21st Century… the “ultra” in “cool”; of course, he has a whole group of high-talent players supporting him – check out the player list on the Republic of Jazz page for this release.
Of the sixteen songs offered up, I found Ronny’s rendition of a Jobim tune, “A Little Samba”, to be my personal favorite… the spirit of being alive is vibrant on this one, & I listen to it over & over again on my iPhone’s player. I give Ronny a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97 for this fine jazz vocal set. Get more information about this most interesting jazz talent on Ronny’s website. Rotcod Zzaj
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