When you hear Kelly Harland sing, it's apparent that she is in possession of an extraordinary gift. Her senuous and compelling voice will inspire you to listen to it over and over; it will cause your heart to sing. This CD is indisputable proof that Kelly is a diva among jazz vocalists. Listen to the contents herein, and you too will fall in love.
For her first release on Origin Records, Kelly Harland and her stellar quartet combine for a gorgeous set of standards and elegant swing. Twelve Times Romance was called "an expertly arranged and very tastefully played setting for Kelly's dozen love songs," by JazzSteps Magazine. A well-known studio singer and vocal coach at Cornish College of the Arts, Kelly's musical background is varied and illustrious. From her early days as a background vocalist with artists like Etta James and Ray Charles, to a recording career consisting of albums for international labels, Kelly has performed extensively in the world of music, from pop to R&B to jazz.
1. Too Close For Comfort (Bock/Holofcener/Weiss)
2. Comes Love (Brown/Stept/Tobias)
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Brown/Kahn)
4. You Go To My Head (Coots/Gillespie)
5. Dancing In The Dark (H. Dietz/A. Schwartz)
6. The Look Of Love (B. Bacharach/H. David)
7. I've Never Been In Love Before (F. Loesser)
8. Lover Come Back To Me (O. Hammerstein/S. Romberg)
9. Gone With The Wind (H. Magidson/A. Wrubel)
10. Too Late Now (B. Lane/A. Lerner)
11. I Believe In You (F. Loesser)
12. Come Rain Or Come Shine (H. Arlen/J. Mercer)
produced by CHUCK DEARDORF
vocals produced by TERRY LAUBER
associate producer: REED RUDDY
executive producers: MIKE BERGSTROM and PATTI WILMA, DAVID FUKUI
recorded at STUDIO X, Seattle, WA
engineered by REED RUDDY
assistant engineer: SAM HOFSTEDT
additional engineer: STEVE CARTER
studio manager: BONNIE REED
additional recording: RAINSTORM STUDIOS & IRONWOOD STUDIOS
mastered by ED BROOKS at REI/CD MASTERING, Seattle
song sequencing by PAUL DEBARROS
photography by ROSANNE OLSON
layout and design by JOHN BISHOP/OriginArts
JazzTimes, May 2003 (Christopher Loudon)
Through no real fault of her own, fellow Seattleite Kelly Harland fares less well with her debut effort, Twelve Times Romance (Origin). Harland, who closely resembles actress Teri Garr, has a fresh, sunny sound garnished with a healthy dollop of Lena Horne's phrasing. The former backup singer and respected vocal coach handles a broad spectrum of st ...
All About Jazz (Dave Nathan)
Who says that good arrangements can't make or break an album? Especially on the initial outing from Kelly Harland, a fine fledgling vocalist from the active, burgeoning Northwest jazz scene getting her feet wet on her first record. The CD's opener, "Too Close for Comfort," is the beneficiary of an innovative, ear catching chart by pianist Ted Branc ...