Kelley Johnson

Something Good

OA2 22173

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...wisps of Carmen McRae's ginger snap, Betty Carter's yawning reach, Anita O'Day's feline purr and Nancy Wilson's crystalline enunciation...just tune in to her sailing, buoyant rhythm section and her bright, eminently convincing musicianship.
Downbeat Magazine

Vocalist Kelley Johnson's glistening sound stands out for its emphatic clarity and direct delivery. On "Something Good," her 5th recording, Kelley presents songs as soundscapes, from lesser-heard repertoire such as Sondheim's "Anyone Can Whistle," or The Carpenters' "Goodbye to Love," to reimaginings of golden standards, Cole Porter's "You Do Something to Me," or "Unforgettable." With inventive arrangements by Johnson and John Hansen, her pianist of the last two decades, her band of Hansen, bassist Michael Glynn, NY drummer Kendrick Scott and special guest, Jay Thomas, delivers a fresh outlook, adding depth and expansiveness to this already substantial musical collection. "Kelley Johnson pulls the blues out of thin air. The deep feeling with which she interprets guarantees a profound reception. It's genuine. Johnson is a true communicator." - All About Jazz.


Track Listing:

1. Anyone Can Whistle 6:14
(Stephen Sondheim)
2. Goodbye To Love 6:47
(Richard Carpenter/John Bettis)
3. You Do Something To Me 4:48
(Cole Porter)
4. Lullaby of Birdland 5:25
(George Shearing)
5. Let's Do It 4:56
(Cole Porter)
6. Some Other Time 5:05
(Leonard Bernstein)
7. Tip Toe Gently 5:28
(Mat Matthews/Paulette Girard)
8. Unforgettable 5:05
(Irving Gordon)
9. You For Me 2:32
(Bob Haymes)
10. Something Good 4:17
(Richard Rodgers)

Performers:

Kelley Johnson - Vocals, Whistle (1)
John Hansen - Piano
Michael Glynn - Bass
Kendrick Scott - Drums
Jay Thomas - Tenor (1) Soprano Sax (4), Trumpet (8)

Production Info:

Produced by Kelley Johnson & Floyd Reitsma
Recorded by David Lange at David Lange Studios, Edgewood, WA
September 25, 2016
Edited by Floyd Reitsma at Studio Litho, Seattle, WA
Mixed by Reed Ruddy and Andrew Ching at Studio X, Seattle, WA
Mastered by Ross Nyberg at Nyberg Mastering, Issaquah, WA
Photography by Ziggy Spiz
Cover design & layout by John Bishop








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