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Jacqui Dankworth - It Happens Quietly
on 19 August 2011
This album is truly one of the finest and most beautiful pieces of work I've ever set my ears on.
Could the album have a more apt title? "It Happens Quietly" is an exact reflection of the power Jacqui Dankworth's voice and style- not overplayed or overdone, but beautifully and calmly executing each number with crisp, emotive perfection and gorgeously exposed and humane resonance.
It's been a long time coming, but Dankworth teams up with her father on this album- and the effect is brilliant because his style and class through each track's arrangement is impenetrable; and the combination between his wonderful musicianship and her fabulous vocal abilities make a perfect match.
This collection of songs is a romantic collection of superb calmness and epic gentleness- this album beautifully lilts along with excellent sensuality, and a particular favourite of mine is the track "In The Still Of The Night"- with Latin inspired drums tingling the melody of a flowing guitar riff- it is to die for! Her reinterpretation of "Blame It On My Youth" is wonderful- stripped back and delicate and wonderful- I adore it.
I hugely recommend this album- its of exceptional quality; wonderful musicianship, fabulous vocals and great arrangements- it really is one of the most outstanding albums of the year!