Rebecca Kyler Downs and her band "Strictly Ornamental" are pure delight and emerge from the L.A. club scene. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than in a watering hole with this fine outfit. Rebecca has a versatile voice and is comfortable in a many styles. Her wild version of Cole Porter’s classic "Love For Sale" contrasts beautifully with Sondheim’s sultry "Sooner Or Later." The producers of the TV hit "Roswell" used Rebecca’s title track for use in an episode of their show. The band arrangements are by Christopher Brady and pianist Red Young; the talented pair really shows their stuff on the Hendricks & Monk tune "Well You Needn’t." It’s nice to see a great combination of instrumentalists and a good jazz singer who are obviously aiming at the same target. Bull’s eye!
Artist / Group Name:Rebecca Kyler Downs
CD Title:Love Me Like Candy
Record Label:The Kyler Company
Tracks:Love Me Like Candy; The Kiss; On The Sunny Side Of The Street; I Got It Bad; Bernaise; Boogie With The Bad Cats; Belle Epoque; My Sugar Is So Refined; Early In The Morning; Dream a Little Dream Of Me; Love For Sale; Sooner Or Later; Well You Needn’t.
Musicians:Rebecca Kyler Downs (vocals); Red Young (keyboards); Randy Landis (bass); James Achor (guitar); Raymond Pounds (drums); Keith Fiddmont (tenor sax & flute); Martin Mathews (alto & baritone sax); Jaques Vreymont (trombone); Brian Swartz (trumpet & flugel horn); Kye Palmer (trumpet); Joey DeLeon (percussion).