Eden Atwood - This Is Always The Ballad Session

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Eden Atwood - This Is Always The Ballad Session

Artist: Eden Atwood
Album: This Is Always The Ballad Session
Genre: Vocal
Styles: Vocal, Vocal Jazz, Brazilian Jazz
Release Date: March 16, 2004
Quality / Bitrate: MP3 / 320 kbit/s
Website: http://www.edenatwood.com/

this is always: ballad session - album reviews
Eden Atwood exhibits a confidence that few jazz vocalists of her generation seem to have in standards. While others seem to be opting for lightweight rock hits from the 1970s and 1980s, Atwood is able to find new approaches to old chestnuts that seem to be overlooked in the early 21st century. She shines in pianist Bill Cunliffe's loping arrangement of "Without a Song." Atwood restores the frequently omitted verse to "This Is Always," then steps back to feature Tom Harrell's brilliant, fragile trumpet, while conveying the lyrics with a sincerity that few singers seem able to convey. "Blame It on My Youth" is a powerful performance. She sings the verse unaccompanied, with bassist Darek Oleszkiewicz joining her afterward as her sole backing, then Harrell's emotional trumpet takes her place to wrap it. Cunliffe's piano playing in "Deep Purple" is a throwback to an earlier era, as Atwood captures the nuances of this gem. But it is hard to surpass her moving rendition of "You Leave Me Breathless." Atwood and her musicians are clearly having fun in their fresh take of "Come Rain or Come Shine," with space devoted to Cunliffe's down-home piano and Harrell's spirited trumpet, as well as the leader's confident vocals. The haunting finale is "For All We Know," a lush duet for voice and piano. Highly recommended. ~ Ken Dryden, All Music Guide

this is always: ballad session - track listing
01. Without A Song
02. This Is Always
03. Day By day
04. Blame It On My Youth
05. Deep Purple
06. You're Nearer
07. Serenata
08. You Leave Me Brethless
09. Come Rain Or Come Shine
10. For All We Know

this is always: ballad session - album credits
Larance Marable Drums
Darek Oleszkiewicz Bass
Bill Kohlhaase Liner Notes
Michael C. Ross Engineer
Ying Tan Executive Producer
Sebastian Koh Executive Producer
James Lizardi Package Design
Terry Cyr Photography
Eden Atwood Vocals, Author
Bruce Anderson Liner Notes, Photography, Cover Photo
Bill Cunliffe Piano, Arranger
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Tom Harrell Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Joe Harley Producer


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