HighNote CD 7132
In My Life- Musical Direction by Mike Greensill
Wesla Whitfield is known for her deft sense of swing and incisive ballad readings, which often reveal overlooked nuances in a lyric. Few singers are better at capturing the giddy high of falling in love and the overpowering anguish of heartbreak, topics explored thoroughly in the repertoire on this disc. Whitfield pairs a wildly romantic streak with a gift for gallivanting through the American Songbook's slim silly chapters, the gloriously daft works where lyricists indulge in their most imaginative word play. Music Director Mike Greensill is a deft arranger and admirable pianist who knows how and when to support a singer, how and when to stay out of the way. Together, with bassist John Wiitala, they offer fifteen wonderful works by such diverse composers as Leonard Bernstein, Vernon Duke and Lennon/McCartney.
Wesla Whitfield- vocals; musical direction by Mike Greensill.
Tracks: I Have Dreamed; In My Life; When the Children Are Asleep; Where is Love?; A Beautiful Friendship; Autumn in New York; Wee Small Hours of the Morning; Young & Foolish; Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams; But Beautiful; Iíll Be Tired of You; Some Other Time & others.
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