The musicians that make up ClaireVoyance are in top form, and as always, it is nice to listen to the stylish, jazzy piano work of pianist Stephen Gardner. Bill McBirnie is, as always, the master of the flute and reveals his great playing gifts on these selections, along with the talents of William Sperandei on trumpet, Steve Wallace on bass, and Daniel Barnes on drums. This is one great crew of musicians backing the sensitive jazz vocals of Brenda Carol.
Once you hear this CD, it is sure to become a live performance favorite. Selections include Cole Porter's "What Is This Thing Called Love," "Everydays," "Willow Weep For Me," "Lucky Seven," "You're Everything," "A Sleepin' Bee," "Little Sunflower, "Hot House," a closing version of "What Is This Thing Called Love," and a Thank You. A very creative collection of songs and performances, sure to win new fans for Brenda Carol and ClaireVoyance!
An excellent live performance CD like LIVE AT HOTHOUSE CAFE doesn't come along too often, and this is your opportunity to sample some truly fine performances. The solo work is brilliant. And the solo work is memorable in its beautiful jazz interpretations! Alive, full of drive, attention to melody and note, and sensitivity mark each song performance! This CD is flawless, with everything as perfect as you would imagine and desire it to be in all aspects! The jazz performances succeed in all ways!
If you are looking for a perfect live performance that is alive with a sense of jazz expression, get a copy of Brenda Carol & ClaireVoyance on LIVE AT HOTHOUSE CAFE. Brenda Carol is one of the finest jazz vocalists singing today.
Brenda Carol knows how to sing the songs of Cole Porter, and sings so with conviction and emotion! Excellent! Five stars!