HighNote CD 7085
I Never Went Away
The term "Singer's Singer" is as meaningless as it is over-used. Carol Sloane, on the other hand, is a "musician's singer" - one who possesses superb innate musicianship and a voice unmatched for sheer tonal beauty. Her unparalled technique allows her to interpret the lyrics of a song by allowing the shape of the vocal line, be it the written one or her own extemporization, underline the true emotional content. Jon Hendricks knew it when he asked her to sing at the Newport Jazz Festival. Entrepreneur Max Gordon knew it when he asked her to open for Oscar Peterson. Discover it for yourself now with Carol's first record for her new musical home, HighNote Records. Superbly accompanied by Norman Simmons, who knows perhaps better than anyone on the scene today which substitutions to lay down to support a singer's musical conception, and the filigree reed-work of Bill Easley, Carol offers eleven tunes - some thrice familiar, some rarely-heard gems. What all the tunes have in common is the fact they all take on new life and meaning from the Carol Sloane treatment.
W/ Bill Easley- tenor saxophone/flute; Norman Simmons- piano/arranger; Paul Bollenback- guitar; Steve LaSpina- bass; Kenny Washington- drums
Tracks: I See a Million People; How Could You Do a Thing Like That To Me; Maybe; To You; I'll Buy You a Star; You're Not So Easy To Forget; Deep Purple; I'm Not Alone; I'll Be Easy To Find; Cotton Tail; I Never Went Away.
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