Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio – Sunday
Kimberly Gordon’s vocals are rich, warm, and enchant the soul. Her style meshes well with Chris Foreman’s jazz and gospel-influenced organ playing and Andy Brown’s natural, easygoing guitar riffs. Kimberly is a musician’s singer, a singer’s singer, and a jazz lover’s singer. This disc captures the high energy, magic of the Kimberly Gordon Organ Trio.
Listening to “Sunday” is the next best thing to actually being at their weekly Sunday night Green Mill Jazz Club performance.
1. Sunday - 4:49 2. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You) - 5:50 3. I Sold My Heart to the Junkman - 6:13 4. I'm Beginning to See the Light - 5:44 5. So Danco Samba - 6:11 6. Ordinary Fool - 3:39 7. Robbins Nest - 6:22 8. Dream a Little Dream of Me - 4:59 9. Bein' Green - 4:48 10. Love You Madly - 3:49
Kimberly Gordon (vocals) , Chris Foreman (Hammond Organ) , Andy Brown (guitar)
1. jazzespress.wordpress.com - Lloyd SachsNot your typical vocal jazz album, for the simple reason that Gordon is less interested in sleek lines and rounded notes than earthy directness and bluesy, Billiesque expression, a la Carmen McRae. With her wonderful longtime organist Chris Foreman and guitarist Andy Brown, she aces Ellington, Jobim and “Being’ Green.”
2. The Los Angeles Jazz Scene - Scott Yanow - November/December, 2011
When one thinks of the typical organ trio, it is a group consisting of organ, guitar and drums. Sunday is a bit different in that in addition to organist Chris Foreman and guitarist Andy Brown, the trio features Chicago-based singer Kimberly Gordon. Rather than trying to sing drum parts, she essentially assumes the role of a tenor-sax, with Foreman and Brown keeping such solid rhythm that drums are unnecessary. Ms. Gordon has an attractive voice, always swings and is an excellent scat-singer. In addition, her interpretations of lyrics are generally infectious. In addition to the title cut, some of the highpoints of this happy set include “I’m Confessin’,” “So Danco Samba,” “Robbins Nest” and “Love You Madly.” The solos are excellent and Kimberly Gordon fits in perfectly as part of the group, the obvious leader yet one who treats her sidemen as equals. This is fun music, easily recommended and available from www.thesirensrecords.com.
3. Cadence - Larry Hollis - Jan-Feb-Mar 2012
… In a declamatory voice as vivid as Dinah Washington the songstress zips through ten vintage tunes from the likes of Duke Ellington, Illinois Jacquet/Sir Charles Thompson and Antonio Carlos Jobim. On her former Sirens release, Gordon stuck mostly to ballads and Foreman played piano instead of his Hammond B-3 organ. Large dollops of tasty soloing from the latter and Andy Brown who performs on a big box Gibson in the tradition of the Charlie Christian line of guitarists. The 1968 Mama Cass chart topper seems a little uncomfortable and the Jobim samba is a tad shaky but otherwise this is a world class Jazz vocal recital (replete with some scatting) that on the whole is taste personified.
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