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Autumn Leaves: The songs of Johnny Mercer by Jacintha

AUTUMN LEAVES is an enchanting set of vocals saluting the lyrics of Johnny Mercer. The CD collection contains 12 memorable songs. Among these songs are "And The Angeles Sing," "Skylark," "One For My Baby," "Midnight Sun," "Autumn Leaves," "Days of Wine and Roses," "I Remember You," "Trav'lin' Light," "Something's Gotta Give," "Moon River," and two bonus tracks of the song "Here's To Life."

Jacintha is one of the most gifted of contemporary jazz vocalists, and her voice is unique. There is a gentle sensuality that comes with her singing that is elegant and filled with great emotional quality. For an excellent example of this, listen to the lovely rendition of "I Remember You."

The great jazz piano stylings of Kei Akagi make this an outstanding collection, and with Teddy Edwards on tenor saxophone and Darek Oles on bass, and the other fine musicians, this is a showcase CD for the singer and the musicians accompanying her. Jacintha gives one of the most intimate renditions of "Days of Wine and Roses" done in recent years, and she shares the powerful feelings of the song with a gentle accompaniment of Anthony Wilson on guitar.

Jacintha is a perfect vocalist for these songs, and the collection is topnotch. Excellent production values and flawless performances from all performers make AUTUMN LEAVES a wonderful item to have in your CD collection.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Jacintha
  • CD Title: Autumn Leaves: The songs of Johnny Mercer
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 1999
  • Record Label: Groove Note
  • Musicians: Vocals: Jacintha Tenor Saxophone: Teddy Edwards Piano: Kei Akagi Bass: Darek Oles Drums: Larance Marable Drums: Joe LaBarbera Guitar: Anthony Wilson Trumpet: Will Miller Hammond B-3 Organ on "Heres To Life:" Artie Butler.'
  • Rating: Five Stars
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