It is a truly beautiful release, from a truly beautiful jazz label.
Vocalist Carolyn Graye and the great pianist Jessica Williams team up for a fantastic duo recording focusing on 'Songs.' Featuring 10 tracks of jazz standards, this recording is a must for piano and vocal enthusiasts.
1. That's All 4:25
2. Blue Bossa 5:12
3. Up Jumped Spring 4:10
4. Alone Together 4:59
5. If You Could See Me Now 5:08
6. Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me 4:12
7. Everything Happens To Me 4:59
8. Get Outa Town 5:42
9. We'll Be Together Again 7:32
10. Turnaround 4:39
Carolyn Graye - voice
Jessica Williams - piano
Produced by Carolyn Graye
Recorded May 20 & 21, 1997 at Little Bird Studio, Santa Cruz, CA
Mastered by Rainer Gembalczyk at Sienna Digital, San Mateo CA
Photography by Todd Bishop
Layout and design by John Bishop/OriginArts
All About Jazz (Jason West)
Carolyn Graye is a veteran vocalist and jazz pianist; however, on her latest release she chooses to focus on singing and let Jessica Williams tackle the keyboard duties. The result is Songs, twelve standards that portray Ms. Graye in a favorable light, making intelligent musical decisions while adding her personal signature to well-known favorites. ...
Muses Muse (Ben Ohmart)
The simple, unadorned title fits the contents. This is just an album of Carolyn Graye singing against Jessica Williams' romantic, hardly flashy piano. A real piano. It is night and nightclub jazz for those of us who really Dig this kind of naked, sweet, cool, old-fashioned style. It is a truly beautiful release, from a truly beautiful jazz labe ...
All Music Guide (Adam Greenburg)
On this album of vocal jazz from Carolyn Graye, a Seattle resident and occasional traveler on behalf of the U.S. government, Graye sings with only the accompaniment of Jessica Williams on piano, giving the album a nice nightclub mood. The vocals are given just the right intonation to keep a smoky atmosphere in the mix, and the piano, while given a ...