by Suzi Stern & George Oldziey. Jazz vocalist Suzi Stern and pianist/arranger George Oldziey team up with the stellar rhythm section of John Fremgen (bass) and Brannen Temple (drums) to present a fresh take on a collection of timeless and romantic classics. Never content to settle for a ‘standard reading’, these arrangements will intrigue and engage the listener with textures spanning the dark and foreboding to the light and airy.
I Concentrate On You. Leap of Heart 2010. How Long Has This Been Going On. The Way You Look Tonight. Never Let Me Go. Every Time We Say Goodbye.
Haunted Heart - Suzi Stern. Tango for Tina - Suzi Stern. Snow Explorers - Suzi Stern. Sleepwalking Girl - Suzi Stern. Firefly - Suzi Stern. Deeper Quiet - Suzi Stern. Romancing the Dark - Suzi Stern. Never Let Me Go - Suzi Stern & George Oldziey. Oyfn Pripetchok - Bill Averbach & Suzi Stern.
Stern surrounds herself with a cast of local virtuosos, most notably her pianist and musical partner George Oldziey. A tasteful combination of instruments, Oldziey's accordion and James Anderson's violin for instance, layer the sound to evoke a European cabaret vibe on "Air" and "Tango for Tina," with a splash of klezmer on the title track in John Mills' clarinet. Trumpeter Mike Sailors blows quite effective on "Deeper Quiet," an ethereal tune on which Stern's jazz sensibilities serve her well.
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