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Why Shouldn't I? by Elaine Miles

Why Shouldn't I? is a new and first CD by a wonderful up and coming Jazz singer, Elaine Miles, accompanied by the fine guitarist Loyal McAvoy. Miles sings with a deep, rich, and throaty sound in the tradition of ClassicalCabaret singers or Chanteuse such as Edith Piaf. Of course, just as Piaf's voice is distinctively French, her voice is distinctively American. It is the voice of a romantic American woman. It is also an interesting feature of Mile's style that in the tradition of a singer like Rosemary Clooney, she gives herself over completely to the melodic line, with only a few, choice variations.

McAvoy, a very experienced musician supporting Miles in her debut, both accompanies and solos, so that even though voice is pre-eminent throughout all of the tunes, in some of them we hear two fine musicians in a chamber music-likeduet of Voice and Guitar. Both musicians, we should note, are based in Southern California.

All of the songs are classical love ballads. They are about love and romance. If you can sit back, slow down, and relax into listening to classical jazz ballads wonderfully rendered, then you'll enjoy this CD, and we assume, further recordings by Miles as her promising career advances.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Elaine Miles
  • CD Title: Why Shouldn't I?
  • Genre: Jazz Vocals
  • Year Released: 2003
  • Record Label: Unknown
  • Rating: Four Stars
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