Sweet and sassy, classy and cool, soulful and sultry: Tina May has everything one could wish for. Whether soaring over this elegant ensemble, swapping ideas with the soloists or breathing new life into a familiar ballad, she excels effortlessly - although this level of excellence requires decades of hard work.
Why don't you do right? makes a raunchy opener with ace clarinet from tenorman Frank Griffith, (hot trombone from Adrian Fry). Griffith's spare, tasteful arrangements are perfectly tailored to this ensemble throughout, with solo space for mainstream masters like Dave Cliff and John Pearce.
Where You At enlists Winston Clifford on vocals for an entertaining duet. The scat exchange is particularly fine. All Through The Night burns, I will wait for you is slow and moody, partly sung in beautifully enunciated French. You Don't Know What Love Is works well as a medium groove.
Some of the finest songs ever written, one of the finest singers.
Tina May's warm, emotional performance enriches whatever material she chooses.
THIS CD IS FAIR BUT U JUST COMPARE HER VERSIONS TO THE ORIGINAL WHICH CAN NEVER BE BETTERED.LORRAINE FEATHER KNOWS THIS AND HAS RECORDED MANY GREAT CDS WITH ORIGINAL SONGS. AS BILLIE HOLIDAY ONCE TOLD RUTH BROWN .ALL THE TIME U SING LIKE ME .NOONE WILL SOUND LIKE U.RUTH SAID IN LATER YRS THIS WAS THE BEST ADVICE SHE EVER HAD