Kimberly Gordon Trio – Melancholy Serenade
1. I Got It Bad and That Ain’t Good - 6:03 2. As Long As I Live - 4:54 3. Mr. Sandman - 4:04 4. What Am I Here For - 3:22 5. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning - 3:55 6. Too Close for Comfort - 4:58 7. I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues - 6:04 8. Melancholy Serenade - 6:30 9. Star Eyes - 4:30 10. Alfie - 3:06 11. Incurably Romantic - 6:21
Kimberly Gordon (vocals) , Joe Policastro (bass) , Chris Foreman (piano)
1. AllMusic - Ken Dryden
Chicago native Kimberly Gordon makes a huge impression with her debut recording as a leader. It's not just the singer's rich alto voice that wins over the listener, but her ability to communicate. Joined by pianist Chris Foreman and bassist Joe Policastro, Gordon's selection of songs is adventurous, mixing standards, classic jazz compositions, and even pop of the 1950s and '60s. … She makes her voice sound like it has the wear and tear of a jazz veteran in her swinging treatment of "As Long as I Live," while playfully switching to a childlike chant for effect, then scatting to Foreman's Erroll Garner-like piano. … Rarely does an artist sound so seasoned on a debut recording, this is yet another laudable CD issued by the tiny Chicago-based label The Sirens.
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