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Victor by Victor Fields

Versatile Victor Fields is back with another compelling album of ballads. Several love songs, just in time for Valentine’s Day is so appropriate for this soft, gentle crooner. After finding his way into the hearts of fans across the nation, Fields showcases his sensual vocal ability with Victor.

Soft and gentle vocals backed by Scott Fuller with sound effects and keyboard, "This Could Be Paradise," written by Chuck Loeb, already is a paradise for listeners of smooth love songs. A sultry soprano sax is played by Scott Mayo, as airy inflections and background vocals, are provided by Sakai and Nicolas Bearde.

Finding hope with "Love Will Save The Day," Fields comes out a little stronger and deeper, yet allows the pronounced percussion of Marquinhos Brasil take the lead before coming back with the delicious love ballad "Show Me The Way Back To Your Heart."

Putting his own interpretation on Vince Gill’s "Colder Than Winter," Fields makes the listener feel the many shades of loneliness. This is a much slower, more solemn tune. Fields expands, yet again, on Stevie Wonder’s "Golden Lady," as he lifts his voice and gets all the way mellow. Brian Collier keeps a gentle beat on drums, allowing space for Bill Ortiz on trumpet and flugelhorn, creating interesting textures in this upbeat tune.

Swinging in a totally different direction, Fields does Cole Porter’s "Night And Day" in a slow, melodic, smooth rhythm. A wide string arrangement a Cole Porter signature, is provided by Scott Fuller. Soft brush accompaniment by Chris Camozzi, keeps a gentle background sound as Bill Ortiz occasionally spotlights with the flugelhorn.

"Lush Life" is a slow, precise, ballad from Billy Strayhorn, as Fields sings of a lonely life to a soft piano backing of Peter Horvath.

Fields brings the audience back to a perky, hopeful feeling with "We’ll All Be Free."

Field’s first two albums, 52nd Street and Promise, won acclaim on stations across the country.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Victor Fields
  • CD Title: Victor
  • Genre: Smooth Jazz
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Regina Records
  • Rating: Five Stars
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