HighNote CD 7152
Livin' On Love
It's impossible to identify Wesla Whitfield as anything less than one of the most original and articulate members of the American Songbook community. Her singing is witty, melancholy (without being sentimental) and informed by a worldliness that enables Wesla to find the center of a lyric and move in, becoming the lyric, bringing the music to life without a theatrical vibrato or a false emotion. She is reflective, literate, and more than often, kind, inhabiting the complexities and, well, the sadness with which many of us are afflicted. We are in her songs and she knows who we are. Any new recording by Wesla Whitfield is cause for celebration. Celebrate, then, Here's Livin' On Love. -Jonathan Schwartz
With The Mike Greensill Octet featuring Gary Foster.
Tracks: This Canít Be Love; Love Is Here To Stay; East of the Sun; Pure Imagination; For All We Know; Get Out of Town; Once In a While; Gentleman Is a Dope; Alfie; Iím Glad There Is You; Do I Hear a Waltz; Iíve Heard That Song Before; Whistling Away the Dark.
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