This debut CD collection by Joan Crowe is a delightful listening experience, and one which will find a wide following with the jazz audience. Each song has its individual jazz motif and shares with a special joy.
Joan Crowe, an accomplished songwriter, gives special attention to the standards in this CD plus her own work. The songs are "Fever/Caught a Touch of Your Love," "Never-never Land," "Every Night I Sleep with an Angel," "The Way You Look Tonight," "Boom-Boom," "Petite Southern Woman" by Joan Crowe, "I Cover the Waterfront," "I'm Only Sleeping" by The Beatles, ""Everything" by Rupert Holmes and Paul Williams, "Me and Mrs. Jones," "Twisted," "Bird on the Wire" by Leonard Cohen and "Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss."
Joan Crowe has a versatile voice that is full of intimacy and emotion. There is a distinct sensual quality to her voice. She puts great emotion into her singing and her clear voice vibrates with joy as she sings the words. Her seductive voice clearly defines Jerome Kern's "The Way You Look Tonight" as the composer would have enjoyed hearing it!
Tedd Firth is as always a master at the jazz piano, his performances perfect and filled with verve, style, and skill. The musicians are topnotch, each one of them.
For something different and enjoyable, give Joan Crowe a listening to, and relax to her memorable vocals on Bird On The Wire. A wonderful jazz vocal collection, worthy of your time and a fine gift idea for a friend. Excellent.