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5.0 out of 5 stars Tierney sings the road, 28 Mar. 2012
This review is from: American Road (Audio CD)
Tierney Sutton is an amazing jazz vocalist, her last release, called American Road, which collect some re-visitations of the american standards, is nearly a perfect recording. This collaboration between the vocalist and her ensemble has been granted, once more, with two Grammy nominations. In the last recording, you can listen to songs like Wayfaring Stranger, On Broadway, Summertime... everything with one of the best jazz vocalist. If you listen to this record, however, don't expect to find amazing vocals, or complicated arrangements. The music made by this ensemble is classy, and elegant, to an extend that cut's the breath and transport you to the bone of the jazz music itself, no needing of additions or arabesque, or baroque vocals singing, or the music just as a landscape for the virtuosity of the lead vocalist. What is important here is the music by itself. And the journey though some of the american classic standards unveils what jazz music should be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars BEAUTIFUL, JAZZY AMERICAN CLASSICS BY THE MARVELOUS TIERNEY SUTTON BAND, 14 Sept. 2011
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Five ENJOYABLE Stars! Outstanding performances by the triple Grammy-nominated Tierney Sutton Band who give us fresh, personal, jazzy renditions of some American music classics that cut a sonic swath through history, folk, faith, Broadway, jazz, and the Great American Songbook. Proving once again that she can sing any song into beautiful submission and bend it to her jazzy will, jazz singer Tierney Sutton is marvelous throughout singing and scatting, while getting the usual superb solos and support from the rest of this long-running band that she is so well integrated into: pianist Christian Jacob, bassists Trey Henry and Kevin Axt, and drummer Ray Brinker. A haunting "Wayfaring Stranger" is delivered over a driving Brinker beat with Tierney soaring above with fresh nuances. The combination of "Shenandoah/The Water is Wide" works beautifully as Tierney weaves these two classics into one mesmerizing tale. While the George Benson version of "On Broadway" is still the best, Tierney and the band convincingly rock hard on this classic, with a great Jacob solo and nice arrangement subtleties. The band takes three great bites out of the Gershwin "Porgy and Bess" apple: "My Man's Gone Now" with a tricky extra beat on the intro and closing, a plaintively lovely and off-kilter "Summertime", and perhaps, best of all, a sensational version of "It Ain't Necessarily So" that got replayed 3 times on my first pass thru and immediately was added to my crowded iPod. Bernstein/Sondheim's "West Side Story" is tapped for "Somewhere" and "Something's Coming/Cool": both very attractive, hip versions. The duo of Tierney and Christian take a dreamy "America the Beautiful" into 'goose bump' territory. Over a decade and a half into a great career, the Tierney Sutton Band deals up another wonderful recording, full of great performances, that is a must for old fans and those new to the uniqueness of this band, where Tierney can always say I'm With the Band. My Highest Recommendation. Five MARVELOUS Stars! (This review is based on my Amazon.com mp3 Cloud upload purchase: 12 tracks: time ~61:10.)
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